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Centre not releasing grants in Himachal: CM

CM Virbhadra Singh on Friday said many development projects in the state are suffering as Centre is not releasing grants.

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

Retaliating to the allegations of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, for not properly utilising Central grants, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said many development projects in the state are suffering as Centre is not releasing grants.
“A large number of developmental works are affected, following non availability of financial assistance from the Centre. But the state government would complete these projects from its own resources,” he said while talking media in Una, around 180 kms from here.
Singh said the claims of BJP leaders of central financial assistance to the state are only ethereal and misleading. “Many agreements committed by previous Congress UPA government for development of the state are not being fulfilled by the present Union government,” he said.
He said Union government has not so far released Rs 500 crore for on going Swan River Channelization Project in Una district which is economic life line of the area. “Keeping in view the importance of project, the state government has decided to complete this project with own resources,” he said.
The Chief Minister said the state government has created adequate resources for development in the state which were being utilised for development.
He also critised demonetisation scheme of Centre and said demonetization in the country had made life of common man difficult and it will have huge impact on economy of the nation.
He added Indian army has made a proposal for cantonment in Una, for which suitable land will, be identified and provided to them.