Flood Management Programme (FMP)s pay release due by Centre.
Guwahati/ 15th May’2017 (Prag News Desk): The Flood Management Programmes are one of the major flood control projects, the cost of which ranged from Rs. 1.8 crore to 150 crore in the 11th Five Year Plan and in the 12th Five Year Plan, the cost ranged from Rs. 10 crore to Rs. 360 crore.
However, the Centre is yet to release Rs. 1200 crore to complete these FMPs undertaken in the year 11th and 12th Five Year Plans. The difference is an account of the GoI replacing the paying pattern, in the 11th Five Year Plan the GoI had replaced the paying pattern from 90:10 to 80:20 thus reducing the scheme amount from Rs. 238 crores to Rs. 198 crores.
Same changes in the 12th Five year Plan where the funding pattern for the remaining schemes, 27 that is fixed to be 70:30.
Thus the total amount became Rs. 1, 386 where, the paying pattern reduces the State’s share to Rs. 370 crores while the GoI share is Rs. 1,016 crores.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Water Resource Development Minister Keshav Mahanta have taken up the notice of GoI funding to FMP schemes in the Assam to higher authorities, the projects in the pipeline thus can be completed in time.