Uttarakhand officials deny alleged scam in animal husbandry department

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Last Updated: Thu, Jan 14th, 2021, 19:28:40hrs
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Meenakshi Sundaram, Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Uttarakhand (Photo/ANI)

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], January 14 (ANI): The BJP MP Maneka Gandhi has been 'misguided', said the Secretary for Animal Husbandry in Uttarakhand Government Meenakshi Sundaram on Thursday while rejecting the allegations of Rs 3000 crore scam in the Uttarakhand Sheep and Wool Development Board.

"It seems BJP MP Maneka Gandhi has been misguided since she isn't fully aware of Uttarakhand Animal Husbandry and state's Sheep Wool Development Board," RM Sundaram, Secretariat, Animal Husbandry Department, Uttarakhand on Gandhi alleging irregularities in Uttarakhand Sheep and Wool Development Board
Speaking to ANI, Sundaram said, "There is no such project under the World Bank with a budget of Rs 3000 crores in Uttarakhand Sheep and Wool development board."
"A project under the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) is in progress. The budget of the same is Rs 169 crore of which Rs 25 crore has been released in the first year. Only Rs 8 crore has been spent till now," he added.
"When facts will be kept before her, she herself will realise that she has been misguided," he added.
The Former union minister and BJP MP Maneka Gandhi had written a letter to Uttarakhand Chief Minister dated January 5 accusing officials of the state of a Rs 3000 crore scam. (ANI)

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