Itanagar: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has slammed the Arunachal Pradesh government for poor implementation of central schemes under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA).
The CAG in its recent report which was tabled in the state assembly this month, highlighted various anomalies in implementation of the NBA during the period of 2009 to 2012 in the state.
The report pointed out inconsistencies in the number of BPL and APL households which it suggested for rectification.
The performance review of the scheme during the period revealed that a good number of individual household latrines (IHHLs) constructed became defunct by 2012-13 and components like construction of rural sanitary marts (RSMs), production centers (PCs) and solid & liquid waste management (SLWM) were not taken up except in Lohit district, where the constructed RSM was not satisfactory, the report highlighted.
Instances of financial mismanagement like diversion of funds, delay in transfer of funds to implementing agencies, non-existence of revolving funds and diversion of interest funds were noticed, the report revealed.
While a number of IHHLs constructed prior to March 2012 have became defunct, the failure to achieve target in time imposed extra financial burden to the state government to the tune of Rs 29.3 crore, the report said adding, in three sample districts, sanitary materials to the tune of Rs 18.3 crore was lying unused for prolonged period.
Stating that none of the Anganwadi toilets constructed during the period were infant friendly, the report also pointed out that solid and liquid waste management in the state was still at a nascent stage and no concrete work had been done in this sphere.