Shettar accuses State of not utilising Central funds

Shettar accuses State of not utilising Central funds

Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar on Thursday accused the State government of not properly utilising Rs 30,000 crore received from the Centre in the form of grants, the State’s share of taxes and relief aid during the financial year: 2015-16.

Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, Shettar said the central grants this fiscal had almost doubled compared to previous years. Yet, the government was blaming the Centre for not coming to its aid.

Shettar said the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) led   government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Centre had released Rs 1,540 crore to the State as drought relief.

However, the State government has so far utilised only Rs 83 crore, he claimed.

17.6 pc utilised

The State had so far utilised only 17.6 per cent of the Rs 2,012 crore earmarked for the Hyderabad-Karnataka region this financial year, he added.