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Bharat Nirman aims at all round development of rural India

Written by: Staff

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (UNI) Union Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi today said the 'Bharat Nirman' was aimed at all round development of rural India.

Inaugurating 'Bharat Nirman', a Public Information Campaign, organized by Press Information Bureau and Ministry of Information&Broadcasting, Mr Ravi said here there had been a 'great leap forward' in the development field in the country during the last two years.

The approach of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was to ensure people's participation in all constructive activities aimed at the development of rural areas, he said.

The project aim was to provide drinking water, electricity, connectivity and health care in rural areas, he said, adding the benefit of development should also reach the villages. The people living in villages should not feel that they were being denied the benefits of development, he said.

Stating that the UPA government had implemented various projects for the benefit of poor people living in rural areas, he said the UPA government had planned to provide drinking water, electricity and other amenities to 1,12,000 villages in the country.

Besides this, it had also planned to construct and provide 78 lakh houses to those who did not have houses within one year and for providing 100 days jobs to the unemployed youth with minimum wages.


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