Haryana to construct cemented streets in all villages

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Chandigarh, Sep 30 (UNI) The Haryana Government has earmarked a sum of Rs 200 crore for the construction of cemented streets in all the villages of the state during the current financial year.

Stating this here today, an official spokesman said the state government, under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, was committed to raising the living standards of the villagers by providing them all modern facilities so as to check their migration to cities.

On an average, Rs 10 lakh would be spent on the construction of cemented streets in each village of the state, he added.

He pointed out that a Model Village Scheme was also being implemented in the state. Under the scheme, as many as 98 villages had already been declared as Model Villages in which all basic facilities like streets and drainage system would be provided.

Of the total 98 model villages, 53 villages were being developed by the Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board and the rest 45 by the Development and Panchayat Department, he added.

He said that all the Deputy Commissioners and Heads of the Departments concerned had been directed to implement the scheme speedily and they had also been asked to prepare development plans for each model village. Additional Deputy Commissioners had been made nodal officers for this purpose.

He said the state government had also decided to provide a permanent number to each house in the villages after the pattern of the urban areas.

Under the scheme, number plates would be put up on each rural house. With the allotment of permanent house numbers in rural areas, it would be easy for the villagers to get loans against their homes. Besides, it would also facilitate the transfer of rural property, he added.

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