WB CM Banerjee writes to PM Modi over non-allocation of MNREGA, PM AWAS Yojna funds

New Delhi: 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday wrote to Prime Narendra Modi urging the latter to release funds for MNREGA and PM Awas Yojna to the state pending for over four months. She cited that the livelihood of rural people depends on MNREGA wages.

“Considering the significance of the projects and the hardships being faced by the common people, I would request you for your immediate intervention and direction to the concerned Ministry to release the funds without any further delay,” wrote the Chief Minister. 

Banerjee said, “In West Bengal, wage payment is pending for more than four months as Government of India is not releasing funds to the State to the tune of nearly Rs.6,500 Crore – Rs.3,000 Crore against wage liabilities and Rs.3,500 Crore against non-wage liabilities.”

The Chief Minister further implied that the state has performed well under the PM Awas Yojna. She said, “Despite this performance, fresh allocation of funds to West Bengal is pending with the Ministry of Rural Development and a long list of beneficiaries is awaiting sanction in the State…”

“In Awas Yojana, West Bengal is No. 1 in the country and from 2016’17, more than 32 lakh houses have been constructed in the State,” wrote Banerjee. 


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