Patel blamed Mizoram for not implementing the central plan up to the mark | Popgen Tech
Union Minister Prahlad Patel on Monday blamed the Mizoram government for not implementing the Centre’s plan up to the mark and will look into the implementation of the Centre’s plan under his ministry.
Patel, who is the union minister of state for food processing industry, said the Center has already released Rs 45 crore for the Zoram Mega Food Park in Khamrang and although its buildings and other facilities exist no work has been done there till now. a.
”It is sad to see that the project is not operational even many years after it was launched,” he said at a press conference here.
The union minister visited the food park, about 40 kilometers from here, soon after arriving here on Monday. Zoram Mega Food Park is an integrated project that provides infrastructure and services for food processing across the value chain to maximize value addition and minimize wastage. The Rs 75 crore project is being executed by the ministry of food processing industries. Patel, who also holds the Jal Shakti portfolio, said that the ambitious Jal Jeevan government at the Center by the Mizo National Front government of Chief Minister Zoramthanga is also late. Patel cited in the report submitted by the Mizoram government, only 70.46 percent of the work of the Mission to provide functional household pipe connections (FHTC) has been done from 2019 to November this year and the state is planning to achieve its target. to cover all villages in the state by 2023.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Mission on Independence Day in 2019 and the Mizoram government aims to provide every rural household in more than 700 villages in the state in (FHTC) by 2024.
Patel also blamed the Mizoram government for allegedly using plastic barrels as water sources against the scheme’s guidelines for concrete water tanks. Moreover, plastic pipes are used in many villages instead of metal pipes.
The visibly upset union minister said that he will look closely at the implementation and review of the scheme by the Center under his ministry.
State ministers and officials could not be reached for comment. During his three-day visit, Patel will hold meetings with officials to review the implementation of the Center’s programs under his ministry. He will also visit Lawngtlai district in southern Mizoram near the Myanmar border on Tuesday and return to Delhi the next day, officials said.
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