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Government's 3rd memorandum to Centre seeks Rs 7,769 crore for reconstruction

Government's 3rd memorandum to Centre seeks Rs 7,769 crore for reconstruction

Published: 06th November 2013 01:23 PM
Last Updated: 06th November 2013 01:23 PM
Even as the Centre is yet to respond to its two earlier memoranda, the State Government has submitted another memorandum to the Planning Commission seeking assistance of `7,769 crore for reconstruction activities in the areas affected by cyclone and floods.
 The Government, in its third memorandum, sought additional Central assistance under different Central schemes. Official sources said three lakh houses under the Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) at an estimated cost of `1,715 crore has been demanded.
 Besides, `166 crore under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) for repair, reconstruction, restoration of class rooms,  laboratories, toilets and procurement and supply of textbooks in 4,685 schools up to class VIII has been sought.
 Another `210 crore has been demanded under the Rashtriya Madhyamika Siksha Abhiyan (RMSA) for 1,135 affected high schools, `219 crore for repair, reconstruction, restoration of kitchen, dining halls and equipment required for midday meals.
 Official sources said `4.5 crore has been demanded for restoration of institutes built under the District Institute of Education Training (DIET). The memorandum has demanded `1,400 crore for construction and repair of 3,000 km roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).
Besides, `1,233 crore has been demanded for construction of 3,400 overhead tanks under the Central pipe water scheme. The Government has sought `50 crore for repair of Berhampur university, Khallikote College and Women’s College in Ganjam district and `2.7 crore for restoration of damaged assets and compensation to artisans in the handloom sector.
The State Government had earlier demanded `4,242.41 crore through a memorandum submitted to Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami during his visit to the cyclone-affected areas on October 20 and submitted a supplementary memorandum seeking an assistance of `1,590 crore on October 28.

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