The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, October 18
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, along with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Saturday kickstarted the second phase of Punjab’s Smart Village Campaign (SVC) with the virtual launch of a Rs 2775 crore campaign to power the state’s complete rural transformation.While Rahul launched the campaign from New Delhi, the Chief Minister and a host of Punjab ministers, officials and Sarpanches, joined in from a total of 1500 digital locations, paving the way for execution of 48910 works across the state.Expressing happiness on Rahul being a part of the momentous occasion, the Chief Minister said the scheme would lead to the creation of enormous rural infrastructure to raise the living standard and quality of life by capitalising on technological advances, as part of his government’s Rural Transformation Strategy.
The Congress MP appreciated the work being done by the Captain Amarinder government to improve the rural infrastructure. The money being spent in villages is the sweat and blood of the people of the state, and every penny of this money should reach the beneficiaries without corruption obstructing the process, he said.