Development plans along Indo-Nepal border in limbo
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 27, 2011
BAHRAICH: A number of schemes being run by the Centre for development of Indo-Nepal border area are in limbo owing to the laxity of the officials.
Reportedly, under its Border Area Development plan, the Centre had released Rs 14 crore and Rs 8.40 crore in 2009-10 and 2010-11, respectively, for the development of three districts — Balrampur, Shravasti and Bahraich — in Devipatan division along the Nepal border. The funds were to be used for construction of roads, electrification, and setting up of primary health centres and educational institutes.
However, owing to the lax attitude of officials the projects remain pending.
In fact, a couple of days ago, Devipatan divisional commissioner R Ramesh Kumar had expressed anger over the pending development works after reviewing the schemes in the three districts. He warned the erring officials of strict action.
The non-implementation of these schemes is also causing difficulties for border security forces and tribals like Tharus in the Terai area.
@Times of India