Haryana allocates Rs 92 cr for SC-dominated villages

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Chandigarh, Jun 18 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said a provision of Rs 92.75 crore had been made for providing basic facilities in 186 villages of the state having more than 50 per cent Scheduled Castes (SC) population during 2008-09.

Giving the details, Mr Hooda said the scheme had been launched with a view to improving the overall quality of life in such Villages.

A sum of Rs 50 lakh in each such village would be spent on pavements, construction of drains, chaupals, boundary wall of cremation grounds, Panchayat ghar/community centres and laying of drinking water pipelines, he added.

The Chief Minister said that in total, there were 391 villages in the state which had more than 50 per cent SC population. Of these, as many as 186 villages would be covered during the current financial year and the remaining would be covered in the next financial year.

Mr Hooda said the state government had also decided to construct women chaupals in all villages of the state in a phased manner to raise the social status of women. In the first phase, as many as 524 such chaupals would be constructed in all the modal villages, villages having more than 50 per cent SC population and those villages having 10,000 or more population at a cost of Rs 16 crore.

These chaupals would be completed by December 2009, he added.

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