Bhopal: Govt has lost focus: Ajay Singh

Bhopal: “The focus of government is lost. It has to focus on farmers’ problems, but the government is not serious and most of the amount is going waste because of lack of monitoring,” alleged leader of opposition Ajay Singh while debating on supplementary budget, on Tuesday. The supplementary budget was passed after putting views by 19 members on it. LoP Ajay Singh raised many issues related to first supplementary budget after general budget.

In Piparia mandi of Hoshangabad district moong dal had been procured more than the production, the embezzlement of more than Rs 100 crore had been conducted, he said adding budget of culture department was Rs 37 crore and in Datia and in Budhni districts alone Rs 10 crore had been spent, while other districts no cultural programmes had been conducted. MLA Bala Bacchan raised corruption charges on onion procurement. “The government had paid Rs 22 crore on weighing and lifting onion, which is Rs 220 per quintal, but in real case only Rs 10 are charged for the cause. The government is not monitoring the schemes, programmes and others, but is involved in celebrating yatras,” he added.

He also alleged the compensation of PM crop insurance was distributed in Datia district only, but the farmers of the state were waiting for the insurance money.

He suspected that the commission report of Mandsaur firing case would take unlimited time to get submission in assembly.

“From 2009 to till date, six commissions have submitted their report to the government, but the government has tabled not even a single report in assembly,” he claimed.

BJP MLA RD Prajapati demanded to incorporate the proposal of forest department in the budget. The forest department has prepared the proposal of fencing of 900 hectares of land.

The agriculture land of Chhatarpur district is affected by the blue bull or cow and 50 per cent migration in Chhatarpur area was only because of these animals, he said.

FM reads out budget statement amid din

Finance minister Jayant Malaiya continued his budget statement, without listening to the Congress’ interruptions. He did not answer to them and continued his statement. Speaker Seeta Sharan Sharma asked the MLAs of both the parties to calm down, but none of them paid attention.

The minister incorporated the suggestions of the Congress and BJP MLAs in the statement and answered their queries.

The minister had presented a budget of Rs 5052,53,47,200 in assembly for approval and around 19 members had put their views on the budget, during discussions.

The minister informed that the government had established the price stabilisation fund of Rs 1,000 crore. Rs 500 crore had been taken from state marketing federation development fund and the remaining Rs 500 crore would be gathered from loan and for the cause Rs 40 crore had been allocated in the supplementary budget.

Ninety-three per cent power feeder separation had been completed, and each BPL, schedule caste and schedule tribe family was given 25 units free of cost every month.

Under the treatment guarantee programme Rs 10 crore had been allocated to purchase medicines and pathological tests. For medical colleges Rs 50.45 crore had been allocated, which would be spent on cleanness, equipments, medicine and others.

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