Mumbai, Mar 1 IBNS | 6 months ago

The Maharashtra irrigation scam report was on Saturday submitted to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.


"Sources say the report does not name or indict any individual politician. The Chitale committee had no powers to summon any officials or politicians for questioning either," reported CNN-IBN.

"The report also makes suggestions for projects to be undertaken in the future," said the news channel.

The irrigation scam in Maharashtra is estimated to be an irregularity of Rs. 70,000 crore.

While debt-ridden farmers committed suicide in the Vidarbha region, irrigation projects were stuck amid allegations of cost overruns, delays, non-commencement of work and over valuations.

Ajit Pawar was the state's Water Resources Minister from 1999 to 2009.

(Posted on 01-03-2014)