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Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of State for Rural Development Ram Kripal Yadav today ordered an investigation into poor implementation of three central schemes in Nabrangpur district.

During his day long visit to this tribal dominated district, he said that the BJD government in the state is hijacking some of the welfare schemes launched by BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.

“I have asked the officials of the Rural development Ministry to probe implementation of MGNREGA, PMAY and PMGSY in Nabrangpur district. In 2016-17 the ministry has rleased Rs 1780.33 crore under MGNREGA for Odisha but I was surprised that poor people are still deprived of the benefits of the schemes”, he said.

“I suspect that the funds meant to provide work to poor people in their villages are not being implemented in Nabarangpur,” the Union Minister said.

Yadav, who visited Beheda village in Umerkote block of Nabarangpur district yesterday, said many men of the village have gone to Andhra Pradesh and the district administration has failed to stop migration.

The minister said that the villagers informed him that they have not been benefited from the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana even though the state government had been claiming that 10 lakh poor people have been provided with pucca houses.

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