Punjab & Region

Pargat promises cities like facilities in villages distributes grants worth around 50 lakhs in villages

The Fact News Service
Jalandhar, November 21

Cabinet Minister Punjab Pargat Singh today said that the state government is committed to provide cities like ultra modern facilities for the rural areas also.

The Minister who distributed grants worth Rs 50 lakh during his whirlwind tour of villages falling in Jalandhar cantt constituency today said that there is no dearth of funds for the development and Punjab government led by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is leaving no stone unturned for holistic development of villages. He categorically said that a detailed roadmap has been chalked out to give further fillip to ongoing development in urban and rural areas. Pargat Singh said that besides ensuring development efforts are being made to put state on high economic growth trajectory to benefit the people.

The Minister that state government is distributing the public’s money for the well being of people. Listing the several pro-people initiatives taken by Punjab government, he said that Power bill arrears worth Rs. 1500 crore have been waived, Power rates for domestic consumers have been reduced by Rs. 3 per unit, Bills to the tune of Rs. 1200 crore have been waived off in respect of motors in rural areas, water charges brought down to Rs. 50, Rates for sand have been reduced to Rs. 5.50 per cubic feet and Punjab Government is bearing Rs. 35 as part of cost sharing out of increased Rs. 50 of Sugarcane prices while the private mills now only have to bear Rs. 15.  Pargat Singh said that not only this but several other path breaking decisions will be taken in coming days too.

The Minister distributed grants worth Rs 14 lakh in Village Chityani 14 lakh, RS 9 lakh in Village Nangal, Rs 9 lakh in Village Usmanpur 9 lakh and Rs 14 lakh in Village phoolpur. He also inaugurated a road constructed in Royal estate at cost of Rs 1.25 crore. Pargat Singh also felicitated Jasnoor Kaur, a player of surjit hockey coaching camp who had recently won silver medal in Jalandhar district open junior athletics championship 2021 in 50 meters.