The Fact News Service
Jalandhar, November 6
In another infrastructural boost in Jalandhar Cantt constituency, the state government has approved road project to widen 2.5 KM long Raipur-Meheru road up to 18 feet at an outlay of worth Rs. 1.20 crore, said Sports & Education Minister Pargat Singh during a whirlwind tour of the constituency. He said that the state government has already approved the project and the work was expected to begin within a few days. He further directed the officials to carry out this work on a fast-track pace so as to ensure the benefit of people with this much-demanded project.
Interacting with the Panchayats, the Minister said that there was no paucity of funds for the development projects and distributed cheques worth Rs. 1.35 crore among Panchayats of 13 villages on a second consecutive day. Villages Chahowal received a cheque of Rs. 11 lakh, followed by village Hardo Pharala, Raipur, Salarpur, Daulatpur, Jandiala, Pandori Masarqati, Daduwal, Abadi Daduwal, Mashiana, Samrai, Naitewal, and Dhanipind which received a sum of Rs. 9, 10, 11, 9, 14, 9, 10, 8, 9, 12, 14, and Rs. 9 lakh respectively. Notably, Mr. Pargat Singh had also distributed cheques of Rs. 64 lakh to seven Panchayats on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that these funds would further ensure the holistic development of the rural areas at par with the cities. He added that the state government was committed towards the all-round development of the villages and to achieve this goal a slew of measures have been taken thus paving a way for all round development of basic infrastructure in rural areas. He said that the state government has emphasized the improvement of the rural road network, availability of clean drinking water, strengthening of infrastructure in schools, healthcare facilities in villages, and construction of model playgrounds for the rural folk.
Mr. Singh said that the Sarpanches of these villages were asked to immediately initiate the development works in their respective villages as there was no paucity of funds for the rural development. The amount would be spent to develop drainage systems, roads, parks, and other infrastructure in the villages, he added.