Centre flexible to NE need: Agatha Sangma
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Last Updated: Monday, July 12, 2010, 22:26
Shillong: Claiming that enough money was being provided to North-East, Union Minister of State for Rural Development Agatha Sangma today said Centre is flexible to the needs of the states of the region.

"There are different allocations for different states. But the funds are enough. Several relaxations are also given to the region," Sangma told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

She said every ministry allocates 10 per cent of their funds to North East and Centre-state share for implementation of the various schemes are as low as 90:10.

Only the hill states and those in the North East enjoy such assistance, she said.

"On Total Sanitation Campaign, she said the scheme is expected to be completed by 2012. We are trying to include all communities and bring in the demand-driven approach in the scheme. It is picking up well," she said.

Maintaining that the role of ministry is limited and that it only assists state government in implementing various schemes, Sangma claimed that transparency while implementing the schemes was increasing due to formation of national-level monitors, vigilance and monitoring committees as well as application of the RTI Act.


First Published: Monday, July 12, 2010, 22:26

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