Jamshedpur: The Jharkhand government had 'failed miserably' to utilise even 30 percent of its Rs 15,300 crore budget for 201-2012 though the year is about to end in another three weeks, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) (Prajatantrik) chief Babulal Marandi said on Saturday.
The money allocated to energy and public works departments headed by Chief Minister Arjun Munda himself too was yet to be utilised. The PWD department could utilise less than 30 percent of its allocation for the year so far, while in the power sector it was nil till a fortnight ago, he told newsmen here.
The budget meant for MNREGA was also not used and the condition of roads across the state was in 'pathetic condition', he alleged adding the government's lack of seriousness was reflected in its work.
"How can you expect anything good from the present government?" Marandi asked adding the prevailing situation had forced Munda's economic and security advisers to quit recently.
Referring to the law and order situation, he said the Maoist activities had spurted. "How can we expect development in villages which remained affected by Maoists activities?"
Maoist outfits were running a parallel government in the state, he claimed adding the Chief Minister's security advisor D N Gautam had publicly said none in the government paid heed to his advises.
"We will raise the issue of the government's failure to utilise the budget properly thus affecting development projects in the state during the coming budget session beginning on March 5," Marandi, a former Chief Minister, said.