P. Nazeer, Director, State Minority Welfare Department, will visit Wayanad on Friday to assess and speed up the implementation of the Multi-Sectoral Development Programme (MSDP) for the minorities in the district, the District Muslim Coordination Committee has said.
The visit follows a memorandum submitted by the committee alleging the laxity on the part of the district administration in implementing the project, P.P. Muhammed, convener of the committee, told The Hindu .
He said the committee had complained that only seven per cent of the funds released had been spent in Wayanad, the lowest expenditure among the 90 minority concentrated districts in 20 States where the programme was being taken up.
The three-year programme would be wound up on March 31, 2012.
Wayanad was the only district in the State where it was being implemented.
Mr. Muhammed said the Union Minority Affairs Ministry had given administrative sanction for Rs.20.58 crore under the programme. As much as Rs.5.68 crore of the sum was the State's contribution.
Mr. Muhammed said though the Union government had allotted Rs.7.45 crore to the district administration through the State government, only Rs.91 lakh had been spent in the past two-and-a-half years.