funds arrive for depts to make kumbh successful
LUCKNOW: To ensure successful conduct of the Maha Kumbh Mela at Allahabad, central government has released Rs 254.64 crore to be sanctioned to 22 departments/institutions. According to an order issued by principal secretary urban development Pravir Kumar, the state government has given its sanction to release Rs 59.05 crore to the public works department, Rs 4.91 crore to Irrigation department, Rs 14.26 crore to UPPCL, Rs 1.95 crore to UPSRTC, Rs 3.60 crore to UPPCDF (Parag), Rs 3 crore to Information department, Rs 28 lakh to Awas Vikas Parishad, Allahabad, Rs 1.29 crore to Tourism department, Rs 1.10 crore to Forest department for renovation of Minto Park in Sangam area, Rs 18 lakh to Horticulture department for producing saplings of ornamental plants and lawn development, Rs 48 lakh to Ayurvedic Unani medical department, Rs 34.27 crore to Medical and Health department and Rs 50 lakh to Homoeopathy department.
Similarly, approval has also been granted for releasing Rs 53.91 crore to Jal Nigam for drinking water and drainage projects, Rs 4.14 crore to the Ganga Pollution Control Unit for its sewage treatment plant project, Rs 1.30 crore to Jhunsi Nagar Panchayat, Rs 34 lakh to Allahabad development authority for beautification work and road strengthening under the overbridge being constructed at Alopibagh and another Rs 1.33 crore for footpath construction and landscaping near Swaraj Bhawan and Anand Bhawan, Rs 54.23 crore to Allahabad Nagar Nigam, Rs 12.29 crore to Kumbh Mela Administration, Rs 32 lakh to Food and Supply department, Rs 11 lakh to divisional commissioner's office, Rs 94 lakh and Rs 86 lakh for upgradation of Tourism department's Ilarvat tourist guest house and Hotel Yamuna View (Rahi Triveni Darshan), respectively. (TOI)