Crime Bureau Tolivelugu: The Telangana government has again increased the escalation by 40 percent for the upliftment schemes. So far the cost of non-profitable projects has reached Rs.1.50 lakh crore. If these are to be completed, it is not impossible to assume that the government needs around two lakh crores to finish these projects. So far they have raised loans to the tune of lakhs of crores for projects. It is not yet clear how they will be re-paid. It is said in the repayment schedule to the bankers that it is from the cultivators. If so, there are chances that all the wealth of the farmers will be lost due to electricity bills and interest. Keeping all this in mind, engineers say that the possibility of 3rd TMC for Kaleswaram will be a serious issue. At such a juncture, the government has once again been criticized for increasing the expenditure estimates by 40 percent.
How much has been raised?
In package 21(A) of the Kaleswaram project, Rs.2,600 crores have been allocated to supply water to Nizamabad and Jagityala districts through pipelines. The prices have increased by 40 percent. The Cabinet gave its approval to the proposal of revised estimates of Rs.3,650 crore. A total of Rs.95 thousand crores has been spent on the Kaleswaram project so far. Funds sanctioned. It seems that another Rs.20 thousand crores will have to be paid to complete the entire project as part of the third TMC. However, there are possibilities of increasing the already estimated amount for some other works depending on the works. A contractor does many gimmicks like inflating estimates for his profits. The estimated cost of the Ranga Reddy – Palamuru lift scheme is Rs. 35 thousand crores. In addition, Rs.14,400 crores have been increased. With this, the total has reached Rs.50 thousand crores. So far Rs.22 thousand crores have been spent and Rs.15 thousand crores have been taken from the budget. Rs.7,000 crores are in the form of loans. However, an affidavit was made in the NGT that the Palamuru Rangareddy project work is not going on. An FIR was filed with false information that five people died in the recent lift accident and they died in Mission Bagirath works. The opposition is alleging that the Megha company is doing these things and that they have increased the escalation so that they can get more profits.
The drought of quality supervision- Megha is ready to slip away with money!
Irrigation projects are planned to last for hundreds of years. Once built, they are supposed to last for generations. But, if watered with these uplifting schemes, there are chances of Telangana going into debt. Damage to the tune of Rs.15 hundred crores was caused due to the sinking of the pump houses. Engineers say that even if the contractor will pay for it, it will definitely be pressed somewhere on the public. On the other hand, due to the lack of quality in the works, there is always a flood of water somewhere nearby. Pipes are bursting and crops are getting damaged. Retired engineers complain that the Megha company is trying to get money as soon as possible. Before the completion of the project, a committee is formed and the bill is sanctioned only if everyone is satisfied with the quality.