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Bengal wasted Central funds for Ganga plan, draft audit says

Source: telegraph india, Date: , 2019

A draft performance audit report on Rejuvenation of the Ganga pointing out Bengal government’s failure in checking pollution in the river has left the top brass of the administration grappling for answers. According to sources, the draft report has come as an embarrassment for the state government as it makes it clear that a handsome amount of central funds was either misused or misappropriated. “The draft report has hit the nail on its head. No state government would like to face such questions ahead of the Lok Sabha polls,” said an official, who has gone through the report.The principal accountant general (general and social sector, audit), M. S. Subrahmanyam, has sent the draft report to finance secretary H. K. Dwivedi for the state government’s views on the issue. Once the state’s views are given, the draft note will be included in the report of the comptroller and auditor general (CAG) for the year ended on March 31, 2018.