Alirajpur (Madhya Pradesh): Congress on Thursday claimed that ambitious Nal-Jal Scheme to provide tap water to all house-holds has failed in the district. The Congress blamed corruption by departmental officials and contractors for sub-standard work.
The party plans to gherao Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan during his visit to district regarding various issues and corruptions prevailing in the district.
In a press conference on Thursday, ex- district president Mahesh Patel, MLA Mukesh Patel and district president Omprakash Rathore alleged that the Chouhan government had turned MP into a scam state or corruption state.
They alleged scam worth crore in PHE department led to failure of the scheme. The trio said that sub-standard work led to failure of the scheme and demanded a high-level probe.
They added that Chhaktala, Katthiwada, Sejawada, Sorawa, Fulmal and Chandpur villages were deprived of benefits of the Narmada Micro Lift Irrigation Link Project. A few days ago, standing crop was destroyed due to lack of rain and non-availability of irrigation water.
MLA Patel and Congress leaders had also shot off a letter to the Chief Minister and the district administration demanding immediate release of irrigation water in areas. The party threatened to launch a protest if water was released under the project.