Haryana first state to set up 'Mahila Chaupals'

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Chandigarh, Aug 23 (UNI) Haryana has become the first state in the country to set up 'Mahila Chaupals' in the villages all across the state.

This was stated by Chief Parliamentary Secretary Dharambir Singh while addressing a workshop organised by Development and Panchayat Department at Karnal.

He said development works of Rs 2000 crore were being done by the Panchayti Raj Institutions in the state.

He said Rs 371.66 crore were being spent under the Haryana Rural Development Fund, Rs 26.37 crore on the construction of chaupals for Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes, Rs 8.26 crore on Women Chaupal, Rs 56 crore on construction of Rural stadia, Rs 129.64 crore under Local Area Development Fund, Rs 357.37 crore on the construction of streets and Rs 425 crore for the development of model villages of the state.

Mr Dharambir stressed the need to implement the National Rural Employment Scheme effectively so that more and more employment opportunities could be generated for the rural masses in order to accelerate the pace of development in the state.


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