You are here: Home » Current Affairs » News » National
Business Standard

Uttarakhand CM orders probe into irregularities in animal husbandry dept

Gandhi had recently written to the chief minister alleging misappropriation of funds in the board in the purchase of food for sheep and goats in Uttarkashi and Pithoragarh districts

Topics
Uttarakhand | Animal husbandry | financial fraud

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

Heaps of sheeps quench their thirst in a canal

Taking serious note of a complaint by BJP MP Maneka Gandhi, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday ordered a high-level probe into alleged financial irregularities in the state Sheep and Wool Development Board.

Gandhi had recently written to the chief minister alleging misappropriation of funds in the board in the purchase of food for sheep and goats in Uttarkashi and Pithoragarh districts.

Taking serious note of the allegations by the BJP MP, Rawat has ordered a probe into the alleged irregularities, an official statement here said.

On the chief minister's instruction, Chief Secretary Om Prakash constituted a committee headed by Agricultural Produce Commissioner Manisha Panwar to probe the charges.

Secretary finance Bhupesh Tiwari is also on the panel as a member, the statement said.

The committee has been asked to submit its investigation report within 15 days.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Wed, January 13 2021. 23:06 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
.