The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has detected a huge loss of public money in Mizoram in purchase of cows allegedly disregarding recommendations of an expert committee, in it’s report tabled in the State Assembly.
The CAG report said that the Director of Mizoram’s Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department failed to comply with the recommendations of an expert committee resulting in the death of 126 cows and monetary loss of Rs 68.04 lakh which could have been largely avoided.
Under the New Land Use Policy (NLUP), the flagship programme of the present Congress Government in the State, the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department placed orders for supply of dairy cows at the rate of Rs 55,000 per cow from two firms – Kwality Dairy and Agro Sales, Karnal in Haryana (500 cows) and Model Diary Cattle Breeding Farm, Ludhiana in Punjab (300 cows).
The two firms were not among the four firms which made their bids in response to the tender floated by the Departmental Purchase Advisory Board, the report said.
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