The six CAG reports on revenue, economic sector, public sector undertakings, local bodies, general and social sectors and directorate of mines and geology were tabled in the state Assembly on the last day of Budget session.

The weaker section housing schemes, social security pension schemes, works of irrigation department, implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act and the functioning of some PSUs came in for sharp scrutiny by the central auditor.

Indiramma Houses, a "flagship" programme of the Congress government, failed to achieve the objective of "saturation concept" even six years after its launch in 2006, the CAG observed.

Of the 64,32,106 houses sanctioned between 2006-07 and 2012-13, only 43,18,310 were completed though the houses were to be completed within the sanctioned year.

"The government had not released budgetary allocation in full in any of the years during 2008-13. While a provision of Rs 10,187 crore was made in the annual budgets from 2008-09 to 2012-13 for Indiramma houses, only Rs 7,433 crore was released, marking a shortfall of Rs 2,753.50 crore," the CAG report, prepared by Principal Accountant General Vani Sriram, pointed out.

"The unit cost fixed by the government for Indiramma houses (Rs 45,000 per unit in 2011-12) was not sufficient and unrealistic to complete construction and poorest of poor were unable to cope with extra expenditure as Rs 90,000 (per unit) was required as per conservative estimate for constructing 225 sft-size dwelling," the Principal Accountant General noted.

This was reflected in the fact that construction of 12.87 lakh units was not even commenced out of 64.32 lakh sanctioned after a lapse of six years.

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