Rs 200 cr package for Anandpur Sahib, Talwandi Sabo

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Chandigarh, Dec 26 (UNI) Punjab would soon get a Rs 200 crore package from the Centre for the development and upgradation of the historic towns of Sri Anandpur Sahib and Talwandi Sabo, as part of the year-long projects to commemorate the 300th 'Guruta Gaddi Diwas' of Sri Guru Granth Sahib.

Center's assurance for the package came during a meeting of the Sub-Committee Chaired by Union Minister for Tourism and Culture Ambika Soni with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in New Delhi this morning.

Stating this here today, Media Advisor to Chief Minister Harcharan Bains said the Centre had cleared the state government's entire proposal for the upgradation of the two holy towns.

Mr Bains said Ms Soni gave the assurance that the Ministry of Culture would soon put forth a comprehensive proposal relating to the development plan of these two historic towns before the Union Cabinet for final approval.

He also told that Ms Soni had already discussed the entire proposal along with the prestigious project of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Marg linking Sri Anandpur Sahib to Nanded via Talwandi Sabo with the Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil who is the chairman of the National Committee on 'Guruta Gaddi Diwas' celebrations.


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