New Delhi: In an effort to corner the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) government on the issue of slow paced development in Uttar Pradesh, the Centre has decided to review the implementation of all its flagship schemes in the state. The move is likely to play an important political role for the Congress in the forthcoming assembly elections in the state. 

The data reveals that state government has failed to implement the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Schemes (MNREGS), Indira Awas Yojana, Children Development Programme, Mid Day Meal and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan as per the expectations. When it comes to the implementation of these major projects, UP is among the lower ranked states of the country. 

Sources said the Centre has asked all the Ministers to prepare the progress report on their projects in UP. Through this move, the Centre wants to spread a message among people that despite the allocation of funds, the state government has failed to provide the required facilities.

Simultaneously, the UPA intends to highlight the state government’s inability to implement the schemes meant for the farmers and for the people coming from financially weak background.

The state government also lags behind the other states in the implementation of Centrally-funded schemes like Indira Awas Yojana and Sarva Siksha Abhiyan.

The state government could utilize 86.17 percent of allocated funds for IAY in the previous financial year. UP has slipped to 20th position in the implementing of National Agricultural Development Scheme in 2010-2011.

JPN/Bureau