Maharashtra Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday welcomed the MVA authorities’s determination to order a probe into Jalyukta Shivar, a water conservation scheme promoted by him throughout his tenure because the chief minister.
The Maharashtra authorities had on Wednesday ordered an inquiry by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in 900 work orders below the Jalyukta Shivar, which was the flagship scheme of the Fadnavis-led BJP authorities in 2014-19.
“I welcome the choice to probe the 950 works in Jalyukta Shivar scheme. During my tenure, I had already given comparable probe orders into 600 works. These schemes have been applied below district collectors, with a mean price of Rs 1 lakh to 1.25 lakh. Some seven departments in a collectorate have been concerned within the scheme,” Mr Fadnavis stated whereas talking to reporters.
Earlier on Wednesday, state water conservation minister Shankarrao Gadakh stated 900 initiatives that had violated tips and the place the standard of labor was inferior will face an open ACB inquiry.
Further, district collectors would conduct inquiry into some six lakh different works sanctioned below the scheme and examine the standard of the work and if the procedures have been adopted or not, Mr Gadakh had stated.
The Jalyukta Shivar scheme, pushed in an enormous means by the BJP-led authorities, targeted on the development of farm ponds, weirs on channels and streams in addition to river-bed cleansing and widening. It additionally confronted corruption and “non-scientific” strategy to water conservation.