CM meets FM, seeks funds


New Delhi, March 30: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy called on Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman here on Thursday and urged her to release the NREGA (National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme) arrears of Rs. 2500crores due to the State besides increasing its credit limit.

The Chief Minister appealed to her to enhance the credit limit of Rs 17,923 crore which was reduced from Rs. 42,472crore in 2021-22 for no fault of the State Government and take steps to ensure that the Telangana Government clears Rs. 7,058 crore outstanding from the TS Discoms to APGENCO for the power supplied between 2014 and 2017.

He urged her to release the pending amount of Rs. 36,625 crore under Resource Gap Funding for the fiscal 2014-15 to the State, sanction Rs.10,000 crore immediately on ad-hoc basis to expedite the construction of the Polavaram Project and another Rs. 2020 crore to fill the scourge pits formed at the main Dam site due to the washing away of diaphragm wall in the flash floods.

AP has so far spent Rs. 2600.74 crore on Polavaram Project from its exchequer, he said and sought the reimbursement of the same from the Central funds and accept the Technical Advisory Committee’s revised estimates of Rs. 55,548 crore on Polavaram Project. The Chief Minister also urged her to implement the promise of granting Special Status to the State.