Project-affected villagers pitch for technical and financial audit

It took 37 years to complete the Rajiv Sagar project on the tributary of the Wainganga river in the Godawari basin. The project, a joint venture between the Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh governments, was started in 1975, with an approved cost of Rs 23 crore. However, this rose to a whopping Rs 1,407 crore. While Maharashtra contributed Rs 749 crore, Rs 658 crore came from Madhya Pradesh.