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Funds for FCI godown constructions in 5 districts likely to rebound as state govt. fails to complete in time

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Imphal, Aug 3: Funds for constructions of FCI godowns – each at Churachandpur, Thoubal, Imphal East and Bishnupur districts of Manipur is likely to rebound as the state government agencies has failed to complete them even after 4 years.
Source with the Imphal Times said that, the amount for the construction of the FCI godown at the mentioned districts were sanctioned under the 12th Five Year Plan Scheme and Food Corporation of India (FCI) handed over the work for constructions of the godown to Manipur Development Society (MDS) and Public Works Department (PWD) government of Manipur in 2012.
The source further added that the godown construction work at Thoubal and Churachandpur has been taken up by the MDS and the other two at Imphal East and Bishnupur is being taken up the PWD.
“The work at Churachandpur for construction of godown of 2500 MT was given by FCI in 2012 to MDS and even after a lapse of 4 years the work has not been completed”, an official statement to the state government authority said.
The source also added that the FCI authority had come to know that there has been no construction works at Churchandpur district for the godown since December 2014. In the same way the construction works of godown at Thoubal district has not been completed even after a period of 4 years.
The source also said that the state PWD has not yet commence any construction works for the FCI godown at Bishnupur and Imphal East.
Taking the matter seriously the authority of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) had directed the state government to take up necessary action to make sure that the FCI godown construction is completed in time as it is an instrument to implement the Food Security Mission which is a dream project for the government of India to make sure that no poor person remain hungry.
As no action is seen taken up even after the directives the Union Minister for CA, Food & PD, Government of India had personally requested the Chief Minister of Manipur to issue necessary instruction to the concern agencies to speed up the work in June this year. However, no improvement is seen to the construction works.
It is also stated that if the construction works is not completed before 2016-17 in the last year of 12th FYP the plan fund will be lapsed and rebounded. 

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