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Narayanasamy blames Centre for fiscal hardships

Press Trust of India 

Chief Minister V today blamed the Centre forfiscal hardships the territorial government has been facing for the last two years.

The ignored in the allocation of sufficient funds to meet its commitments during the last two years, he said in a statement.

He said that the "burden' to repay the loan totalling Rs 500 crore, borrowed a decade ago from the Centreby then government led by N Rangasamy, had fallen on the present government.

Commercial taxes, excise duty, fees from theregistration of property and income from transport sector were the only sources of revenue to government.

therefore was borrowing loans from and HUDCO to ensure uninterrupted implementation of developmental schemes, he said.

said that though Puducherry was entitled to get 42 per cent of its total budgetary requirements, which would ensure availability of Rs 3000 crore from the Centre, "we are sanctioned only 27 per cent of our requirement', he said.

He said that the government also encountered the necessity to provide Rs 520 crore to sick cooperative institutions and other public sector undertakings.

Puducherry was discriminated by the Centre and the Union Territory was getting only a step motherly treatment without sufficient funds.

stated that he had presented a detailed memorandum to during his visit to Puducherry on February 25 bringing to his notice the requirement of as much as Rs 6262 crore to meet the fiscal commitments of Puducherry.

"I have not received any reply to the petition from the so far", he said.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 16:40 IST