Move aimed to make sure holistic growth of rural areas
CHANDIGARH: In a bid to make sure holistic growth of villages underneath phase-2 of Smart Village Campaign (SVC), the Punjab Government has allotted funds to the tune of Rs. 3445.14 crore on the disposal of 13,265 panchayats in all of the 22 districts throughout the state. Out of this, Rs. 1603.83 crore have been launched underneath the SVC whereas Rs. 1539.91 crore have been allotted underneath 14th Finance Commission with allocation of Rs.301.4 crore made underneath the fifteenth Finance Commission.
Pertinently, 48,910 growth works are being taken up in the course of the second part of SVC at a complete value of Rs. 2775 crore for up-gradation of the prevailing infrastructure to make sure general growth within the rural areas with a thrust on ‘inclusive’ progress.
Giving the district-wise allocation of funds, an official spokesperson of the Punjab authorities mentioned that in Hoshiarpur district having highest quantity of panchayats (1405) funds to the tune of Rs. 246.01 crore have been supplied, adopted by Gurdaspur district with 1279 panchayats the place a sum of Rs. 435.88 crore has been launched. Likewise, in Patiala with 1038 panchayats funds to the extent of Rs. 150.39 crore have been made out there, in Ludhiana with 941 panchayats Rs. 231.58 crore have been allotted, in Jalandhar having subsequent highest quantity of panchayats at 898 funds to the tune of Rs. 172.94 have been launched whereas in Amritsar Rs. 191.24 crore have been positioned on the disposal of 860 panchayats.
Similarly, Rs. 134.8 crore have been supplied for the 838 panchayats falling within the Ferozepur district whereas the fundamental infrastructure in 611 panchayats of Rupnagar can be spruced up at a value of Rs. 100.71 crore. Besides, one other Rs.204.36 crore has been positioned on the disposal of 600 panchayats in Sangrur district for execution of varied growth works, in Tarn Taran having 573 panchayats funds to the extent of Rs. 200.85 crore have been launched, in 546 panchayats of Kapurthala Rs. 95.66 crore have been allotted for growth initiatives, in SBS Nagar with 466 panchayats Rs. 126.88 crore, in Fazilka having 434 panchayats Rs. 138.86 crore, in Pathankot having 421 panchayats Rs. 89.55 crore, in Fatehgarh Sahib comprising 428 panchayats Rs. 74.15 crore, in S.A.S. Nagar comprising 341 panchayats funds value Rs. 120.63 crore, in Moga having 340 panchayats Rs. 140.27 crore and in Bathinda with 314 panchayats 182.86 crore value funds have been supplied.
In Muktsar Sahib district Rs. 131.65 crore have been allotted for growth works in 269 panchayats, in Mansa Rs. 112.3 crore have been launched for totally different growth initiatives/schemes in 245 panchayats, in Faridkot Rs. 95.56 crore have been made out there for 243 panchayats whereas 175 panchayats inside the jurisdiction of Barnala district would perform growth works at a value of Rs. 68.01 crore, the spokesperson added.
Notably, the second part of SVC was launched by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on October 17, 2020 after profitable implementation of its first part, which was launched in 2019 for the execution of 19,132 works at a value of Rs. 835 crore. The first part of SVC included works like; Renovation of Ponds, Street lights, Parks, Gymnasiums, Community Halls, Drinking Water Supply, Model Anganwadi Centres, Smart Schools and Solid Waste Management thus making villages in Punjab self sufficient by offering enabling surroundings.