A video is being circulated in which Nizamabad MP Shri Dharmapuri Arvind claims that the 10 check dams constructed in the Balkonda constituency were funded by the Central Government.
Let us fact check the claim in this post.
Claim: The 10 check dams in the Balkonda constituency are fully funded by the central government and not by the Telangana state government.
Fact: Out of 10 check dams, 4 were constructed by taking loans from NABARD and 6 were fully funded by the Telangana government. The NABARD loans will be paid back with interest. Hence, the claim made by Shri Dharmapuri Arvind is false.
In the Balkonda constituency there are a total of 27 check dams. In our investigation, we have collected details about the 10 check dams mentioned by Dharmapuri Arvind.
The details are mentioned below
**NABARD loan is paid back with interest**
Following is the list of the check dams sanctioned by the government after formation of Telangana in Balkonda constituency, 27 check dams were sanctioned out of which only 4 were funded by the NABARD. Remaining check dams are funded by the Telangana state government.
Shri Vemula Prashanth Reddy, Minister of Roads, Buildings and Legislative Affairs & Housing Department of Telangana, MLA from Balkonda constituency released a video with all the facts. He gave clarification about the funding for the construction of check dams and stated that the information shared by Shri Dharmapuri Arvind is Incorrect.
The Chief Engineer, Irrigation Department also released a press note confirming the same.
Details of the check dams sanctioned for the Balkonda constituency released by the Chief Engineer, I&CADD, Irrigation Dept, Nizamabad.
To sum it up, the claim made by Shri Dharmapuri Arvind is false.