Uttarakhand witnessed a devastating natural disaster during 15 to 17 June 2013 in the form of cloud bursts and heavy to very heavy rainfall in most parts of the higher reaches of Himalayas. This unprecedented rainfall resulted in flash floods and landslides at various locations and caused widespread damage to life and property.

This Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on the accounts of the Union Government analyses the Finance and Appropriation Accounts of Government of India (GoI) for the year 2017-18.

A CAG report has expressed concern over uncleared cargo containing live bombs and war material scrap lying at various inland container depots (ICDs) of the customs department for several years.

The Centre's flagship irrigation scheme - Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) - has been found to be saddled with delays, deficiencies in planning and even serious lapses such as diversion of funds and financial irregularities were found revealed this performance audit of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) for the period of 2008 to 2017. The irrigation projects led to an almost threefold jump in the cost of these projects to ₹1.20 lakh crore said the report.

Municipal Solid Waste Management in urban areas has emerged as one of the biggest challenges that our country faces today. The situation is aggravated by rapid urbanisation. Inadequate management of waste has significant negative externalities in terms of public health and environmental outcomes.

This Report comprises of three Chapters. The first Chapter contains the financial profile of the State, planning and conduct of audit and follow-up on Audit Reports.

While rural Uttarakhand had been declared as Open Defecation Free (ODF) in June 2017, a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) that was tabled in the Uttarakhand assembly stated that the declaration of the state as ODF was “incorrect”.

A year after the Gujarat government declared that the state has become open defecation-free (ODF), the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in its latest report has dismissed the claim, saying “it does not appear to be correct”.

The Government of India launched the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) in April 2009 by modifying the Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (ARWSP) and subsuming earlier sub-mission/schemes. A performance audit of the NRDWP was conducted to assess how far the objectives of the Programme were achieved.

In February 2008, the Government of India approved a Scheme of National Projects where under it identified 16 major water resource development and irrigation projects that were under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme but were languishing due to various constraints and hurdles.

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