Punjab Govt orders scrutiny of 'Atta Dal Scheme' beneficiaries

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Khanuri, Sangrur, Oct 17 (UNI) The Punjab Government has ordered that the lists of beneficiaries of the 'Atta-Dal Scheme' should be again scrutinised to weed out the bogus and fake cases.

This was disclosed by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal while addressing a public rally here after launching the Rs 137.43 crore project for construction of embankments and widening the Ghaggar river, which causes floods in this part of the state during the monsoons.

Mr Badal said the fresh survey would be conducted soon, as the underlying objective of the scheme was to cater to the needs of the economically poor families by providing them subsidised wheat and pulses. He regreted that certain well off families were availing this scheme.

The Ghaggar project would entail a total expenditure of Rs 217 crore, of which Rs 137.43 crore would be spent on the first phase from Khanauri of Makraur Sahib and the second phase would cover the river length from Makraru Sahib to Karail. Apart from this the discharge capacity of Bhakhra Main Line passing through this area would also be enhanced from 14,000 cusecs to 25,000 cusecs. As many as 44 villages covering an area of 60,000 acres would be benefited under this project.


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