Bhubaneswar, Feb 10:

Minister of State for Rural Development Ram Kripal Yadav on Friday accused the Odisha government of failing to implement various centrally-sponsored schemes.

Yadav sought clarification from the Biju Janata Dal government on the central assistance given for different welfare schemes.

“The Chief Minister should clarify where the money allocated by the central government was spent,” Yadav told the media here.

He asked how many houses were constructed under Indira Awas Yojana and Biju Awas Yojna scheme in Odisha.

“Either, the contractors are workers of the BJD who are working as agents of the state government or there is nexus between them. The matter should be brought under the purview of investigation,” said the minister.

According to Yadav, while the state government was supposed to construct 2.96 lakh houses under IAY, only 21 per cent of the target had been achieved.

“The state government has been misleading the people on the number of houses built under Biju Awas Yojana. It should clarify how much money has been allocated and how many houses have been built so far under the scheme,” the minister said. (IANS)