By Accommodation Times Bureau
The sector wise 233 delayed projects as on 1st February 2012 is 20.7 %
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation Srikant Kumar Jena has said that as on 1st February 2012, out of 555 Central Sector projects costing Rs. 150 crore and above, on the monitor of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme implementation (MOSPI), 233 projects were delayed with respect to their original date of completion. The sector wise detail of 233 delayed project is at Annexure-I. The cost overrun due to 233 delayed projects as on 1st February 2012 is 20.7 %.
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today Shri Jena said, the monitoring of central sector projects costing Rs. 150 crore and above in 16 infrastructure sectors is done against the target date of commissioning. To ensure timely completion of infrastructure projects the Government has taken many steps. The major steps are:
Stricter appraisal of projects by way of inter-ministry consultations and adoption of two-stage clearance system first by PIB/EFC and then by CCI/CCEA;
Monthly monitoring of project above Rs. 150 crores by MOSPI with respect of time and cost overrun.
In-depth review of projects on quarterly basis by the concerned infrastructure Ministries. Follow up with the State Governments in respect of problems relating to land acquisition, rehabilitation related issues, forest clearances, environment/ wildlife clearances, removal of encroachments & availability of Right of Way (ROW), ensuring law and order at project sites, etc. This Ministry has already advised the states to constitute a Central Sector Projects Coordination Committee (CSPCC) under respective Chief Secretaries to facilitate Central Sector Projects in the states.