The Maharashtra government on Wednesday received the report of an inquiry committee recommending that 1,000 projects taken up under the Devendra Fadnavis government’s Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan (JSA) be investigated by the state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for alleged violation of norms.
Sources in the state water conservation department said a high-powered committee, led by senior IAS officer Vijay Kumar – set up to inquire into alleged irregularities in the water conservation project – has submitted its report to the government.
“It has found irregularities in several JSA projects. The committee has suggested that 1,000 works should be probed by the ACB. It has also recommended that several hundred other works pertaining to technicalities and non-conforming of guidelines should be probed,” a source in the department said.