2383 Development Works going on through 1405 Panchayats
Hoshiarpur, August 13, 2020: Under Punjab Government’s ambitious Smart Village Campaign (SVC), as many as 1405 Panchayat have been involved to ensure holistic development in all villages with incurring funds to the tune of Rs. 89.67 crore in first phase.
Disclosing this here today Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait said that Rural Development and Panchayats Department had undertaken 2383 different development works, of which 942 were accomplished thus giving a new look to these villages. Elaborating the purpose of SVC, the Deputy Commissioner said that the administration was bringing massive developmental transformation in these villages by providing state of the art infrastructure and basic amenities. She said that these villages would be turning into model ones once the works under planned development was completed.
Divulging details of works being undertaken, Apneet Riyait said that under SVC sewerage systems were being installed in villages to facilitate rural populations besides cleaning/repair of ponds, construction of streets, laying interlocking passages in villages, ensuring drainage system etc. Apart from these the construction works of play grounds, parks, community centers/Dharamshalas, Panchayat Ghars, outer street of villages, repair/construction of cremation grounds, installation of street lights were going on war footing in almost all villages, she added.
The Deputy Commissioner stated that these works were either on advanced stage of completion or in progress in rural belts of the district. She said that some villages which were getting new look under SVC included Baddowal, Bassi Ali Khan, Bagewal Gujjran, Lalpur, Bairampur, Ghugial, Bhagowal, Kunt, Badala, Bhatiwal, Thinda, Haripur Gujjran, Pandori Rukman, Kabirpur etc. She further stated that there were some other development works taking place in villages including repair/construction of veterinary dispensaries, aanganwari centres etc. She informed that the the SVC was a convergence of various works being undertaken by different departments. She said that Rs. 89.67 crore was being spent in first phase while the proposals were sought to seek funds under second phase.