REMOVAL OF REGIONAL IMBALANCE

 
 

 Government had appointed a Fact Finding Committee (FFC) in August, 1983 under the Chairmanship of Dr. V.M. Dandekar for studying the problem of imbalance between different regions of the State to identify regional backlog on the basis of such a study and to suggest measures for removal of the regional backlog including long term measures to avoid such regional imbalance in the future. The report of the Fact Finding Committee was made available to Government in June, 1984.  The Fact Finding Committee had identified backlog of Rs. 3186.78 Crores.  The sector wise break-up of the backlog is given as below:

 Table No. 1

Sr.No.

Name of the Sector

Amount of backlog (Rs. In Crores)

1

Roads

600.29

2

Irrigation

1385.92

3

Village Electrification

240.65

4

General Education

91.55

5

Technical Education (Including ITI)

83.40

6

Health Services

221.21

7

Water Supply

378.24

8

Land Development and Soil Conversation

177.77

9

Veterinary Services

7.75

 

Total

3186.78

Table No.2

Sr.No.

Region

Amount of backlog (Rs. In Crores)

1

Greater Mumbai

9.71

2

Konkan

295.62

3

Western Maharashtra

884.05

4

Marathwada

750.85

5

Vidarbha

1246.55

 

Total

3186.78

  

2.                  After receipt of the report of the Fact Finding Committee, Government appointed an Empowered Committee to undertake in depth study of the Fact Finding Committee, as also the methodology and criteria adopted for identifying the backlog and to submit its recommendations for the consideration of Government, Empowered Committee submitted its report to Government in April, 1987.  Even though no final decision on the recommendations of the Committee has been taken, Government decided that the regional backlog identified by the Fact Finding Committee should be removed in a time bound manner.   Accordingly, from the Annual Plan 1985-86 special outlay has been provided for different sectors to remove the backlog shown by the Fact Finding Committee. 

 

3.                  Under Article 371(2) of the Constitution of India, the President of India had entrusted special responsibility on the Governor of Maharashtra to set up Development Boards of Vidarbha,  Marathwada and Rest of Maharashtra.  These Boards were accordingly constituted on 25th June, 1994.  After the formation of Statutory Development Boards, Governor of Maharashtra has constituted an Indicators & Backlog Committee of the three Development Boards on 8th October 1995.  The committee comprises of Chairman of the Development Boards and Deputy Secretary to the Governor of Maharashtra.  The Committee has submitted its report on 11th July 1997 to the Governor of Maharashtra.  Government has accepted the report of the committee in principle in March 2000.

 

4.                  After taking into account of the development that took place till March, 1994 in the same 9 sectors (Irrigation, Roads, General Education, Technical Educational, Energy, Water Supply, Animal Husbandry & Health) which were indicated by the Dr. Dandekar Committee, the Committee worked out fresh backlog of Rs. 15355.77 Crores under these sectors.   As some departments viz. Irrigation, Health, Technical Education, Water Supply, Roads, Land Development and Horticulture, departments had difference of opinion regarding the physical backlog shown by Indicators & Backlog Committee; the physical backlog is reworked out by the Indicators & Backlog Committee.  The final backlog on 31st March 1994 is worked out as Rs.14006.77 Crores.   The revised backlog is accepted by the Governor.

Statement showing Region-wise financial backlog as on 31st March 1994 by the Reconstituted
Indicators & Backlog Committee & approved by Hon. Governor is as follows

 

Sr.No.

Development Sectors

Development Boards

Total

 

 

Rest of Maharashtra

Marathwada

Vidarbha

1

Irrigations

934.00

2401.00

4083.00

4718.00

2

Roads

776.08

554.32

990.76

2321.16

3

General Education

101.33

36.45

39.58

177.36

4

Tech. Edcuation

325.77

95.85

112.49

534.11

5

Public Health

650.40

359.44

213.16

1223.00

6

Urban Water Supply

44.65

98.79

172.99

316.43

7

Soil Conservation

318.90

162.00

307.65

788.55

8

Veterinary Services

3.05

1.04

1.35

5.44

9

Energisation agri.pumps

224.02

295.66

703.04

1222.72

 

Total

3378.20

4004.55

6624.02

14006.77

Year Ėwise outlay from 1985-95 and 1995-96 to 2008-2009 in various sectors the outlays
 provided for Marathwada

Sr.No.

Years

Approved Outlay for Marathwada

Actual Expenditure for Marathwada

1

1985-95

889.30

849.89

2

1995-96

191.00

175.30

3

1996-97

235.49

194.80

4

1997-98

311.59

277.21

5

1998-99

291.86

277.33

6

1999-2000

292.00

265.81

7

2000-2001

292.00

301.27

8

2001-2002

490.55

351.06

9

2002-2003

263.33

81.99

10

2003-2004

269.78

84.25

11

2004-2005

495.97

53.30

12

2005-2006

314.72

158.35

13

2006-2007

322.29

163.53

14

2007-2008

311.20

244.20

   15 2008-2009 336.98 153.36

 

Total

5308.06

3631.65

 

Financial Backlog in the Irrigation Sector

                                                                                                   ( Rs. In Crores)

Sr.No.

Region

Backlog on   1-04-1994

Backlog on  1-04-2000

Backlog on   1-04-2002

Backlog on  1-04-2007

Backlog on   1-04-2008

Backlog on   1-04-2009

 

1

 

Marathwada

2401.00

2173.96

1821.06

720.65

407.76

159.20

 

Financial Backlog in the sectors other than irrigation sectors

                                                           (Rs. In Crores)

Sr.No.

Sector

Backlog on

1-04.2000

Expenditure from

2000-2001 to 2007-2008

Expenditure in  2008-2009

Remaining backlog as on

01-04-2009

1

Roads

437.57

458.09

4.55

0

2

General Education

13.33

0.12

0

0

3

Technical Education

73.23

45.17

28.77

0

4

Public Health

422.74

89.12

43.15

290.47

5

Urban Water Supply

78.72

78.72

0

0

6

Soil conservation

50.98

47.69

22.35

0

7

Veterinary Services

0.87

0.69

0.33

0

8

Energisation of  Agri. Pump sets

295.66

364.42

54.21

0

 

Total

1373.01

1084.02

153.36

290.47

 

Allocation of outlay for backlog removal in the Annual Plan 2009-2010

                                                          (Rs. In Crores)

Sr.No.

Sector

Marathwada

01

Public Health

186.33

 

Allocation of outlay for backlog removal in the Annual Plan 2010-2011         

                                                                                                                             (Rs. In Crores)

Sr.No.

Sector

Marathwada

1

Technical Education

 

a

ITIís

6.52

b

Polytechnics

4.71

c

Technical High School

17.24

2

Public Health

59.50

3

Veterinary Services

0.00

 

Total

87.97

20.03%

Allocation of outlay for backlog removal in the Annual Plan 2012-2013         

                                                                                                                             (Rs. In Crores)

Sr.No.

Sector

Marathwada

1

Technical Education

 

a

ITIís

8.24

b

Polytechnics

0.00

c

Technical High School

1.204

2

Public Health

7.04

3

Veterinary Services

39.30

 

Total

47.34

 

 
 

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