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Collector warns officials against delay in MPLAD projects

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: District Collector S. Venkatesapathy said here on Thursday that stern action would be taken against officers who delay projects under the MP’s Local Area Development scheme after taking advance receipt of funds. He said such officers would have to repay the funds along with 18 per cent interest amount. He was speaking at an overview meeting of the MPLAD projects at the Collectorate conference hall here on Wednesday.

The overview was conducted for projects of MPs A.K. Antony, C.P. Narayanan, Shashi Tharoor and T.N. Seema. A total of 184 projects of Rs.20 crore were sanctioned from 2014-15 to 2016-17 under Mr. Narayanan’s MPLAD funds. Projects of Rs.12 crore had been completed till now and the rest were in progress.

Fifteen projects of Rs.4 crore were sanctioned under Mr. Antony’s MPLAD funds. Six of these projects had been completed and the rest were in progress.

A total of 167 projects of Rs.10 crore were sanctioned under Shashi Tharoor’s MPLAD funds. Of these, 101 projects had been completed and the rest were in progress.

A total of 173 projects of Rs.14 crore were sanctioned under T.N. Seema’s MPLAD funds. Of this, 132 projects have been completed and the rest were in progress.

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