Rs. 70,000 crores
meant for irrigation projects in the state of Maharashtra siphoned off by politicians, officers and contractors. The fraud resulted in depriving the backward region of Vidarbha of the desperately needed irrigation facilities.
Rs. 26,722.33 crore
cost escalation of 38 irrigation projects under the Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation within a span of just seven months in 2009.
out of these 38 projects were approved in a record time of just 4 days!
Increase in the cost of six of these projects.
PIL filed by Janmanch against the irregularities.
PIL by Jan Manch was disposed off by high court after an Anti Corruption Bureau inquiry into the scam was announced by the state government. The court had granted liberty to Janmanch to approach the court again if they were not satisfied with the probe.