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Venkaiah seeks timely release of funds for AP,TS

Venkaiah seeks  timely release of funds for AP,TS
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Union Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu on Monday held a meeting with Choudhary Birendra Singh, Union Minister for Rural Development and officials from Rural Development Ministry regarding issues pending with the department pertaining to Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Holds meeting with Union Minister for Rural Development Choudhary Birendra Singh and ministry officials

Hyderabad: Union Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu on Monday held a meeting with Choudhary Birendra Singh, Union Minister for Rural Development and officials from Rural Development Ministry regarding issues pending with the department pertaining to Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Naidu told Choudhary that a few days back in a meeting of MPs’ from Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, had requested to follow up pending releases to Karnataka from Central government. Further, he has received similar requests from AP and Telangana also.

Siddaramaiah requested the RD Minister to release the second tranche of MGNREGA funds to these three States as this was the working season in southern States and timely release of funds would benefit the ongoing programmes. Choudhary assured Naidu that releases pertaining to MGNREGA would be done within a week, and releases regarding 13th Finance Commission Grants, Rural Drinking Water Supply programme etc., would also be expedited.

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