Rs 770 cr for rural development in Haryana

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Chandigarh, Oct 11: The Haryana Panchayat and Development Department has sanctioned a sum of Rs 770 crore for executing various developmental works in the state and out of this a sum of Rs 300 crore had already been released.

This was disclosed by the Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Development and Panchayat Department,Mrs Urvashi Gulati while reviewing the schemes launched under Haryana Rural Development Fund (HRDF) in the State here today.

Mrs Gulati said that an expenditure of Rs 150 crore had been incurred so far for executing various schemes in the state upto September 30. She said that the present Congress government had announced as many as 564 developmental schemes, which included construction and repair of school rooms, chaupals, veterinary dispensary and hospitals, panchayat ghars, community centres and ayurvedic dispensaries.

Of the 564 schemes, 409 had already been completed. The work on the remaining was in progress which would be completed by the end of December.

Mrs Gulati revealed that for the repair of 4329 chaupals belonging to scheduled castes and backward classes, a sum of Rs 18 crore had been released so far. She said that the work of repair of 4263 chaupals had been completed so far while the work was on for the repair of 66 chaupals in the state and this would be completed by November end.

While referring to the model village scheme, she said that as many as 80 villages had already been declared model villages in the state so far and a sum of Rs 300 crore would be incurred under this scheme. She said that the model villages scheme was on in 69 villages.

Mrs Gulati said that a sum of Rs 24 crore had been incurred on the completion of pavement of streets of 148 villages so far while the works in 1815 villages amounting to Rs 111 crore was in progress.

She said that a sum of Rs 60 crore was also being incurred on the construction of 151 Rural Sports Stadiums in the state.


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