Funds no constraint for development: CM

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Bhopal, Sep 3 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said shortage of funds would not allowed to be a constraint in the implementation of developmental schemes.

Mr Chouhan made the statement during an informal discussion with reporters at his official residence here today.

He was replying to a question about the burden to the tune of crores of rupees that would be imposed on the state exchequer as a result of implementation of the Sixth Pay commission.

''While framing policy for development-oriented schemes, the government has ensured that dearth of funds would not be allowed to come in the way of its implementation,'' he said, claiming that development schemes were functioning properly due to its better implementation.

''Though the Centre may not provide assistance, the government was implementing the Sixth Pay Commission keeping in view welfare of five lakh government officials and thousands of farmers and impoverished people,'' Mr Chouhan observed.

Claiming that the ruling BJP Government had fulfilled most promises made during previous assembly elections, he said the party would go to the hustings with full vigour. He expressed confidence that people would bring the BJP back to power.

Mr Chouhan said the party would stress on the development of infrastructure and agriculture on returning to power.

''The present government had done a lot of work in these areas and momentum would be provided in near future. The government has done unprecedented work in irrigation sector,'' Mr Chouhan added.

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