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AU DEMANDS IIM AT B’NGIR, MORE KBK FUNDS Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
AU DEMANDS IIM AT B’NGIR, MORE KBK FUNDS
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
BJD Rajya Sabha member AU Singh Deo demanded setting up of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Balangir.
Making his maiden speech in Rajya Sabha on July 23, Singhdeo, while welcoming the decision of the Central Government to set up an IIM in Odisha, demanded that the premier institute be set up in Balangir.
Balangir which is part of KBK region is lagging behind in education facility. Setting up an institution like IIM in the district would provide better educational facility to the people of the region, besides ensuring development of other sectors, Singhdeo observed.
He also demanded `10,000 cr to ensure better development of the KBK region and early completion of Khurdha —Balangir railway line for overall development of the region.
“Under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP), Odisha received only `38 crore against its actual expenditure of `1,084 crore in 2012-13.
Again the State received only `15 crore during 2013-2014 where as its actual expenditure was `967 crore. Under MGNREGA the State received only `757crore against approved Central share of `1,363 crore during 2013,” Singh pointed out.