Ananth seeks White Paper on utilisation of Central funds

Ananth seeks White Paper on utilisation  of Central funds

Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Chemicals and Fertilisers Ananth Kumar on Sunday demanded that the state government come out with a white paper on utilisation of grants provided by the NDA government.

Speaking after inaugurating a three-day ‘Making of Developed India’ (MODI) fest at Munichinnappa playground in Adugodi in Bengaluru, Kumar said the Centre has sanctioned Rs 8,000 crore to Karnataka for different highway projects and Rs 4,500 crore for the railway sector.

Kumar charged that though the NDA government has provided Rs 4,600 crore during last three years for drought relief, the state has disbursed only Rs 500 crore to farmers. The white paper on utilisation of Central grants can be tabled in the ongoing session of the state legislature, he suggested.

The Union minister said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has emerged as a super power in frontier technologies including aerospace and IT and BT.

The NDA government had taken steps to make digital economy accessible to the common man. Around 28 crore Jan Dhan bank accounts had been opened and  loans to 7.5 crore youths had been disbursed under Mudra scheme, he pointed out.

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