Amid political row, Centre releases Rs 1,269 crore for AP projects | India News
AMARAVATI: The Centre has launched a sum of Rs 1,269 crore to Andhra Pradesh beneath totally different heads in the previous few days amid a pressure in ties between the NDA and its ally TDP over allocation given to the state within the Union Finances.
The gross grant included Rs 417.44 crore for the Polavaram multipurpose mission, one of many problems with competition between the allies TDP and BJP.
“The discharge (of Rs 417.44 crore) is in direction of the quantity already utilised by the state towards the irrigation part (of Polavaram) after April 1, 2014,” an order issued by the Union water assets ministry’s senior joint commissioner, R P S Verma, stated.
The Centre, by the Polavaram Undertaking Authority, had up to now launched Rs four,329 crore for the mission whereas the state authorities stated it spent over Rs 7,200 crore after it was declared a nationwide mission.
Andhra Pradesh finance minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu submitted a memorandum to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley final month stating sum of Rs three,217.63 crore, spent on Polavaram, was but to be reimbursed to the state.
Of this, the Centre has now launched Rs 417.44 crore, an official of the water assets division right here stated.
The Centre, in the meantime, additionally launched Rs 369.16 crore final evening beneath post-devolution income deficit grant, as per the advice of the 14th Finance Fee, to AP.
The Centre directed that the accounts of the scheme “shall be maintained correctly and individually” and submitted as and when required.
“They shall be open to inspection by an officer deputed by the Authorities of India or the state authorities,” an under-secretary on the Centre stated within the launch order.
The Centre additionally launched Rs 253.74 crore as ‘fundamental grant’ to city native our bodies within the state. This was the second instalment in the course of the present monetary 12 months.
Aside from this, a sum of Rs 196.92 crore was launched for the anganwadi companies scheme and the supplementary vitamin programme and one other Rs 31.76 crore was launched for the Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Employment Assure Programme, a state official stated.
The TDP had been at loggerheads with the Centre over the “uncooked deal” given to AP within the Union Finances 2018-19 and the celebration MPs protested in Parliament on the problem saying no particular allocations had been made to the state.
The celebration was significantly peeved that the Polavaram mission was seemingly ignored within the Central allocations.