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Mamata to make use of state funds as Centre withholds movement

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Mamata to use state funds as Centre withholds flow

By Express News Service

KOLKATA:  Expressing her ire over the Centre’s choice to withhold the discharge of funds below the MGNREGA scheme to West Bengal over alleged anomalies, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday mentioned her authorities would assemble village roads utilizing its personal funds. She directed the zila parishads and panchayat samitis to utilise their funds for the aim of developing roads in rural Bengal.

The choice of finishing up the works at state’s expenditure appears to be aimed on the panchayat elections scheduled to be held subsequent yr. “The central government has stopped the release of funds under the MGNREGA scheme. Construction of roads in villages is the most visible development work in rural Bengal,” Mamata mentioned in an administrative assembly in Burdwan on Wednesday.

“People get direct advantages of excellent roads. I’m directing the zila parishads and panchayat samitis to hold out the development of village roads earlier than the panchayat elections,’’ she added. Talking about altering the title of the schemes, the CM mentioned, “In Gujarat and different states, the central schemes are identified by totally different names. Since we contribute 40 per cent of the fee in these tasks, there may be nothing mistaken in it.’’