Haryana spends Rs 108 cr on welfare of BPL families

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Chandigarh, Oct 12 (UNI) The Haryana government has incurred a sum of Rs 108 crore during the current financial year for the welfare of the people living below the poverty line in the state for creating community assets in the villages for them.

This was stated by Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary (Development and Panchayat) Urvashi Gulati while reviewing the implementation of various rural development and poverty alleviation programmes with the Additional Deputy Commissioners here today.

Ms Gulati said as many as 3,300 houses had been constructed for those people who did not have their own houses. Besides, income generating assets to 5,804 families had been provided to ensure self-employment.

She said as many as 1215 works had been undertaken by the department including water conservation, land development and plantaton.

The Financial Commissioner had directed the Additional Deputy Commissioners to take advance steps to ensure smooth transition towards implementation of National Rural Employment Gurantee Scheme which had been recently extended in the all districts of the state.

UNI

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