Fund utilisation challenges hit central schemes: Tata Trusts report

Business Today | Jan 20, 2020

The Budget Trails by Tata Trusts and Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) is the result of a two-year project that analyses bottlenecks in fund utilisation at district level across 10 development schemes

Fund utilisation levels under various Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) are satisfactory. However, challenges related to staff shortages, capacity, transparency and accountability in public financial management remain, finds the Tata Trusts report on fiscal governance. Read more

Arunachal Governor calls for collective wisdom, positivity, and ‘State First’ approach | Jan 07, 2020

He called upon the House for collective wisdom, positivity, and ‘State First’ approach…..

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B. D. Mishra (Retd), addressed the third session of the Seventh Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in the State Legislative Assembly, Itanagar on 7th January 2020. He called upon the House for collective wisdom, positivity, and ‘State First’ approach as apex national leadership is all supports of the pro-poor, pro-backward policies of the State Government for all round development in the State. Read more

FIMI raises concerns over slow utilisation of funds for mining-affected people | Dec 31, 2019

Accumulation of funds being collected by the government under District Mineral Foundation (DMF) has touched Rs 33,273 crore by October 2019, but the spending has been just about 30 per cent

New Delhi: Apex mineral body FIMI on Monday expressed concerns over slow utilisation of funds collected from different districts under the government scheme for mining-affected people and stressed upon creation of a miners’ panel to advise government to “gainfully utilise” the amount. Read more

CM directive to organise Arogya Melas at PHCs every Sunday

The Pioneer | Dec 27, 2019

With the aim to take health services to the doorsteps of the poor, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced that Arogya Mela (Wellness Fair) will be organised at primary health centres (PHCs) across the state every Sunday from February, 2020.

“Medical experts will treat patients at these ‘melas’ and the programme will continue for the next two years,” the chief minister said.

Yogi Adityanath also directed officials to emphasise on making people aware of prevention of diseases. “In this regard, the departments concerned should prepare a booklet in simple language,” he said. Read more

Plea to release funds to mining districts

The Hindu | Bengaluru | Dec 26, 2019

The Karnataka Gani Avalambithara Vedike has urged the State government to release funds from the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) in the mining districts of the State to bring temporary relief to people dependent on mining activities.

It said the economic condition of workers continued to remain bad with no new mining jobs being created following a ban of iron ore exports and restrictions on miners to increase mining capacities, said Rajakumar S., spokesperson of the vedike. Read more

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