A month back the Rising People’s Party had sought people’s report on anomalies in implementation of central projects (centrally Sponsored Schemes) pertaining to the year 2019-20 in the state. The RPP is grateful to the whistleblowers for furnishing their reports to the party.
Out of the 18 projects highlighted, only a few seems to be genuine, though the party is yet to receive completion certificates of projects from the department. Regardless of whether the projects have been implemented or not, since the project completion period is already over – of duration 18-24 months, the RPP will file complaints with the appropriate authority.
However, most of the projects seems to exist in paper only. This is the horrible state of affairs, an example of how the state government has become so adept at fooling the central government in extracting funds for implementing fake projects for personal benefits.
To clear the air, though the 18 projects were sanctioned by the Tribal Affairs Ministry, it was implemented by the Planning and Co-ordination Department, the latter being the implementing department till 2020.
|Sl. no||Name of the project||Cost of the project||Area/place||Project Status|
|1.||Establishment of Tribal Hostel||Rs. 1 Crore||Niuland, Dimapur||Incomplete|
|2.||Food Processing Plant||Rs. 4 Crore||New Minister’s Hill, Kohima||Non-existent|
|3.||Vocational Training Institute||Rs. 1. 20 Crore||Diphupar ‘B’, Dimapur||Non-existent|
|4.||Vocational Training Institute||Rs. 80 Lakhs||Old Minister’s Hill, Kohima||Non-existent|
|5.||Indoor Stadium||Rs. 1 Crore||Seyochung, Kiphire||Non-existent|
|6.||Construction of Playground and rostrum||Rs. 1 Crore||Changkong village, Mon||Implemented|
|7.||Community Hall||Rs. 1.50 Crore||Jotsoma village, Kohima||Under construction|
|8.||Working Women Hostel||Rs. 1.20 Crore||Mon||Non-existent|
|9.||Organic Food Processing Plant||Rs. 2 Crore||Tuli, Mokokchung||According to the department Work-order is yet to be issued|
|10.||Old Age Home||Rs. 68 Lakhs||Sungratsu, Mokokchung||Implemented|
Intended to benefit whole village
|Rs. 1 crore||Mongsemyimti, Mkg||Unknown|
Intended to benefit 400 beneficiaries
|Rs. 1 Crore||Botsa block, Kohima||Unknown|
|13.||Fishery and Hatchery Unit
Intended to benefit 300 beneficiaries
|Rs. 50 Lakhs||Sovima village, Dimapur||Unknown|
|14.||Piggery and Dairy Farming:
Intended to benefit 200 beneficiaries
|Rs. 50 lakhs||Chiechama village, Kohima||Unknown|
|15.||Multi-Farming: Intended to benefit 200 beneficiaries||Rs. 50 Lakhs||Vidima village, Dimapur||Unknown|
|16.||Multi-Farming:Intended to benefit 200 beneficiaries||Rs. 50 Lakhs||Akuk Village, Wokha||Unknown|
|17.||Cultivation of Indigenous Wild Berries: Intended to benefit 300 beneficiaries||Rs. 75 lakhs||Sokhuvi, Dimapur||Unknown|
|18.||Community Diversity project||Rs. 2. 95 Crore||Longleng district||Unknown|
Projects under ‘Unknown’ category are extremely difficult to verify since it pertains to farming and allied activities. Even if there has been implementation of projects (from sl. nos. 11-18),it can be safely assumed that the private farms of VIPs have been developed instead. This is illegal because the whole purpose of Tribal Ministry funding is to benefit tribals and poor farmers in the states.
Given the circumstances, the only conclusion which the RPP can surmise is that the state government has been guilty of misappropriating money meant for the farmers. In short, TRIBAL MINISTRY FUNDING EQUALS POCKET MONEY OF MINISTERS AND VIPS.
Issued by Rising People’s Party