DMK MP on Report Exhibiting ‘Clear Ganga Fund’ Spent in State


DMK MP P Wilson on Tuesday reacted to an announcement within the Rajya Sabha concerning the Clear Ganga Fund utilized in Tamil Nadu and remarked that he didn’t know that Ganga flows by way of Tamil Nadu.

The response from the DMK chief got here after the Union Company Affairs ministry replied that ‘Clear Ganga Fund’ was amongst these used for CSR tasks in Tamil Nadu, Occasions of India reported.

The assertion introduced within the Rajya Sabha had stated that corporations had spend Rs 52 lakh below Company Social Accountability on Clear Ganga Fund in Tamil Nadu within the final three years.

“To my query on the allocation of CSR funds in TN, the Hon. Minister has replied that a part of the TN fund has been used for the clear Ganga fund. I didn’t know Ganga flows by way of TN!,” P Wilson stated in a tweet.

The Nationwide Mission for Clear Ganga below the Union Jal Shakti ministry stated the Clear Ganga Funds weren’t launched for Tamil Nadu.

In response to the report, the minister of state for company affairs Rao Inderjit Singh stated 1,316 corporations spent Rs 919 crore below CSR in 2019-20 in Tamil Nadu, whereas Rs 627.7 crore have been spent in 2017-18 and Rs 829.3 crore spent in 2018-19.

Wilson, in the meantime, accused that there was no transparency and stated that the main points on the tasks weren’t offered.

“For example, what have been the actions taken up by way of the Clear Ganga Funds in Tamil Nadu? I’ll write to the ministry searching for extra particulars on this regard,” he reportedly stated.

An officers stated that a number of corporates are taking on actions on rejuvenation of Ganga below the CSR funds. He added that in all probability one such agency doing work below CSR funds and used the identify Ganga.

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