JAMES REACTS TO ALLEGATIONS ON IMPLEMENTATION OF SAUBHAGYA SCHEME
On the Saubhagya scheme, Sangma said that the two companies which were awarded the project took part in an online e-Tendering process as per the central government's guidelines.
"Companies were awarded the work only after due approval from the central government. All the prices quoted by the lowest bidders were verified by the central government agencies and after they approved the same, only then were the LOAs (Letter of Awards) issued by the state government," he said.
Under the Saubhagya Scheme, with the combined efforts of all contractors, 2,146 villages have been electrified in a record 1.5 years, with all registered users covered under the scheme, said the minister.
"This happened despite the stretched manpower due to the pandemic," Sangma added.
(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)