Govt schemes not implemented due to financial crisis: Minister

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Puducherry, Jul 12 (UNI) Several Government schemes could not be implemented due to financial crunch to the tune of Rs 2000 crore, Puducherry Welfare Minister M Kandasamy said.

Speaking at the silver jubilee celebrations of the Certh India, a hospital engaged for the rehabilitation of Leprosy patients here last night, Mr Kandasamy lauded the financial assistance rendered by the voluntary organisations abroad for medical expenses in India and said the wealthy people in the country should also come forward to donate liberaly for medical expenses of the poor.

The minister said for the past few months several schemes, including the old age and widow pension could not be disbursed due to lack of finance and added that in his Bahour constituency alone, schemes for Rs 41 crore were pending.

In PWD, schemes for Rs 600 crore could not be implemented and old schemes worth Rs 250 crore were still pending, he added.

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