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CAG report slams Modi govt for R 17,000 cr losses
31 March 2012

The Gujarat Assembly’s budget session has been drawn into the mire over controversies one after the other. If the porngate scandal involving two BJP MLAs was not enough, the CAG report presented before the Gujarat assembly on the last day of the budget session tore into the Modi government on the issue of corruption by pointing out irregularities causing a cumulative loss of nearly Rs 17,000 crore.

According to media reports, the state owned public sector undertaking, Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC), showed irregularities leading to losses of upto Rs 12,400 crore.

The report said that there were regular unspent ‘excesses’ left in all departments over the last four years and that there were 'last minute fund releases and issuance of re-appropriation/surrender orders at the fag end, particularly on the last day of the year'.

CAG reports states that the state-owned power distribution companies (DISCOMs) also bled the exchequer.

CAG also slammed the government for its failure to keep its water bodies, rivers, lakes and ponds, free of pollution. Saying the Sabarmati Riverfront project's planning and scope was "inadequate", CAG underlined that the project "defeated" the objective of keeping the river clean. Central Effluent Treatment Plants were not complying with norms on quality of discharge either, it said.  



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