Nagpur : Social Justice Minister Rajkumar Badole informed the Vidhan Parishad that funds given to Solapur Zilla Parishad for development of Dalit and Neo Buddhist localities were not surrendered.
Replying to a calling attention motion of Ramhari Rupnavar about Rs 18 crore Dalit locality development fund surrender, the Minister said that the government allocates funds for providing amenities like water supply, sewage, samaj mandirs, etc. in dalit and neo Buddhist localities. In 2016-17 Solapur Zilla Parishad was given 5560.74 lakh out of which administrative sanction was accorded to works worth Rs 3731.14 lakh. The sanction to remaining Rs 1829.60 lakh was granted in 2017-18. That is why the funds were not surrendered, the Minister said.