Patna: The NDA government in Bihar under
utilized central funds for development of the state, Union
Rural Development Minister CP Joshi alleged on Wednesday.
The implementation of schemes under the rural
development ministry was not proper either in terms of quality
or expenditure in the past five years, Joshi told a press
Pointing to his home state Rajasthan with a population
less than than Bihar, he said it utilized Rs. 6000 crore in
one year for implementation of the central schemes like
MNREGA, IAS, NHRM compared to the poll-bound state.
Most central schemes were demand driven and a
performing state government could have availed of additional
funds for their implementation, but the Bihar government
failed to fully utilize allocated funds and never placed
demand for additional money, he said.
The migration of people from Bihar for a livelihood
summed up the state government`s failure to sincerely
implement the central schemes for employment generation,
health, education and welfare of minorities, the union
The Nitish Kumar government, he claimed, failed to
cater to basic aspirations of the people despite claims and
was also guilty of defeating the Centre`s vision for
development and prosperity in economically backward states
like Bihar vis-a-vis the central flagship programmes, Joshi