Banda: Uttar Pradesh planning commission has also joined the Central plan panel in expressing displeasures over the utilization of the funds earmarked for the development of Bundelkhand.

A three-member team has monitored the development work in Bundelkhand. Forest, minor irrigation and other departments have been pulled up for their slackness in the connection with development work.

The state panel suggested construction of dam and work on canal lining should be under close watch of technical cell.

State Planning Commission chief, research officer Sankatu Lal, additional statistics Officer Sunil Chandra Srivastava inspected the work done under Bundelkhand package.

Regarding milk production schemes run under Bundelkhand package, the authorities concerned have been directed to start milk transportation on 6 routes to increase the turnover from Rs 2500 to Rs 4000. The horticulture officials are instructed to plant thorny plants to protect gardens in the areas.

(JPN/Bureau)