ITANAGAR, April 10 - Arunachal Pradesh has urged the Centre for a one-time financial package to support all ongoing development projects in the State funded by the DoNER Ministry.
Chief Minister Kalikho Pul during a meeting with DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh in New Delhi on Thursday said all ongoing work under DoNER Ministry were critical projects requiring continued funding for their completion else all pending infrastructure would be wasted, an official communiqu� said here. Pul regretted the misuse of resources earlier that had led to several DoNER funded projects languishing without proper completion.
Justifying his appeal for grant of one-time financial package, the Chief Minister said that in the current financial year, there wase no single development project funded by DoNER Ministry in the State and added such financial package would compensate the gap.
He assured the Union Minister that all DoNER funded works would be completed on time and all utilisation certificates would be submitted.
The CM also ensured on judicious and efficient use of the financial package which would be used for durable asset creation with quality work. On monitoring of works, he called for independent monitoring agencies.
Pul further sought support to alleviate the financial burden borne by the State on construction of State Assembly building and Civil Secretariat.
The DoNER funded Assembly and Secretariat building could not be completed on time earlier with all the funds gone exhausted.
For completion of the buildings, the State Government had to take over as State�s project, he said, adding, work is going on in full swing with Secretariat building to be completed by end of this month and the Assembly building by August this year. � PTI