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Sep 26, 2012 at 03:31pm IST

Rs 20,000 cr misused in Maharashtra irrigation projects: Whistleblower

Mumbai: Whistleblower in the Maharashtra irrigation scam Vijay Pandhare has claimed unnecessary expenses worth Rs 20,000 crore in state irrigation projects.

Pandhare wrote to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Governor K Sankaranarayanan in May, 2012 exposing the scam.

Vijay Pandhare had claimed at least Rs 35000 crore were siphoned off in 10 years in various projects.

Pandhare is a chief engineer in Maharashtra Engineering Research Institute.