Rs 175 cr spent on BPL families, community assets

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Chandigarh, Mar 1 (UNI) The Haryana Rural Development Department has spent funds amounting to Rs 175.14 crore so far for the welfare of Below Poverty Line (BPL) families and creation of community assets infrastructure in the villages of the state.

This was stated in a video conference of Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary (Rural Development) Urvashi Gulati with all the Additional Deputy Commissioners to ensure the utilisation of funds and to achieve the laid down targets in each district under the major Rural Development Programme.

She said as many as 6630 houses had been constructed for homeless families while 801 houses were under construction in the state under the Indira Awaas Yojna. Income generating assets to 9746 Below Poverty Line families had been provided to ensure self employment.

She said in order to implement the Haryana government's decision to provide 100 square yard plots to all the eligible families in the state, all the Deputy Commissioners had been given directions to identify the land by March 15 and invite applications for allotment by March 31.

Applications for the allotment of 100 square yard plots would be invited by giving wide publicity of the programme, she added. Ms Gulati said As many as 1237 development works had been undertaken to achieve soil conservation, land development and plantation under the Watershed Development Programme.

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