Haryana: Rs 770 cr allocated for rural infrastructure

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Chandigarh, Nov 15 (UNI) The Haryana government has allocated about Rs 770 crore for development works in order to strengthen the rural infrastructure during the last 32 months.

This was stated by Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary (Development and Panchayats) Urvashi Gulati during a meeting gonvened to review the progress of the development works announced by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda under the rural development schemes.

Ms Gulati said out of the total allocated amount, about Rs 320 crore had been released and Rs 299 crore had been spent up to October 31 this year.

She said that during the present tenure of the state Government, the Chief Minister announced 573 development works, out of which 430 works had been completed.

The works mainly consisted of pavement of roads and streets, repair of roads, repair and construction of school buildings, chaupals, veterinary hospitals and clinics, construction of cow-sheds, retaining walls, drains, community centre and panchayat buildings and construction of four walls of veterinary hospitals and clinics, cremation grounds, chaupals and schools.

The work on all the remaining 112 development works would be completed by December 31, she added.

She said a sum of Rs 18 crore had been released in the last financial year for the repair of 4329 chaupals of persons belonging to scheduled castes and backward classes.

As many as 805 villages had been declared as model villages and to strengthen the infrastructure of these villages a sum of Rs 320 crore would be incurred.

Work for the pavement of roads in 1357 villages would be completed at a cost of Rs 136 crore. Also, 151 stadia in rural areas would be set up at a cost of Rs 60 crore.

UNI

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