- Financial discipline is required to improve the economy of the state
- The statement showed that allotted funds were not fully utilized
Imphal: The annual account statement of Manipur’s Government was released, today. The statement showed that allotted funds for the demands passed by the Manipur Legislative Assembly were not fully utilized, the report said.
As per the sources, out of the total allocated funds, 26.66 per cent in the Public Works Department, 18 per cent in the Education department, 49.0 per cent in the Agriculture department, 30.05 per cent in the Community and Rural Development, 85.55 in the General Economic and Planning , 47.41 per cent in the Minor Irrigation department, 24.75 per cent in the Irrigation and Flood Control Department, 35.34 per cent in the Social Welfare Department were left to be utilised due to inadequate budgeting or lack of monitoring of fund by the Government Departments.
Meanwhile, accountant General of Manipur, D. Jaisankar asserted that financial discipline is required to improve the economy of the state. He opined that stringent discussions on the surplus supplementary grants by the Finance department and the Government of Manipur would be the next right move.
Manipur is a state in Northeast India, with the city of Imphal as its capital. It is bounded by Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west; Burma lies to its east.