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Task force asked NE states to follow BADP guideline

Written by: Staff

Aizawl, Nov 23 (UNI) The Border Road Organisation officials today said the BADP task force chairman has expressed concern over the below-par implementation of the programme in North Eastern states.

The Border Area Development Programme task force had asked the NE states to identify the problem areas and submit a proposal as per the BADP guidelines.

Refering to the second regional meeting of BADP held recently, Border Road Organisation (BRO) officials said the task force chairman B N Yugandhar was concerned over the poor implementation of the programme in NE region.

BRO officials said a large number of project proposals of the region were pending with the task force for not following the guideline of BADP.

Officials said the meeting also discussed about delaying the utilisation certificates (UC) of the fund, lack of monitoring of the work on the part of the states and urged them to utilise the fund effectively in time.

The meeting also identified the development of surface and telecommunication, drinking water and health services for the region in the next fiscal.

NE states had received Rs 325 crore under the BADP during 2005-06 and Rs 397.13 crore during 2006-07 from the Centre.

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