The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, June 25
Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Dushyant Chautala informed that by the year 2023-24, 1,225 km long 475 kutcha roads spread in rural areas will be made pakka (paved) at a cost of Rs. 490/- crore.
The Deputy Chief Minister, who also holds the portfolio of Rural Development and Panchayat Department, gave this information today when some villagers visited his Chandigarh residence office with the request for paving the unpaved roads in their area.
Dushyant Chautala said that the state government has decided that all the five karam kutcha roads connecting one village to another would be made pakka so that farmers do not face any inconvenience in commuting and transporting their crops to their fields.
He added that Haryana is an agricultural state where rural development is essential. He said that national development is not possible without the development of rural areas. He said that Mahatma Gandhi had observed ‘Gram-Swaraj’ as the focal-point of the economic development of the independent India. Despite paced urbanization, a large part of our population is still living in villages.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that the state government wants to connect every village of the state with internet so that the villagers can be digitally connected to the global world.
He said that at present optical fiber cables have been laid in 6,188 villages, out of which cables have been made operational in 4,334 villages.