CS opinions progress, compliments panchayats & Rural Development Department
Asks Rural Development dept. for expediting works in villages
CHANDIGARH: In a serious push for rural development in the state, the Punjab Government has earmarked Rs 4,300-crore for the holistic development of the villages.
“The concept is to develop each village and make sure that each villager will get fundamental facilities at par with the cities to finish the rural-urban divide in the state,” mentioned the Chief Secretary, Ms. Vini Mahajan, whereas reviewing the continued development tasks below the Rural Development and Panchayats division, right here right this moment.
Chairing a high-level assembly, the Chief Secretary complemented the village panchayats for making certain qualitative work progress on the grassroots stage regardless of the COVID scare.
She requested the division officers to hurry up the continued development works and full them inside the stipulated timeframe whereas making certain high quality management.
Under the rural development corpus, the Punjab Government had already launched Rs 3,600 crore, of which Rs 2,400 crore had been spent, whereas one other instalment of Rs 700 crore will likely be launched by April.
“The panchayats deserve particular applause for managing the development works and making certain utilisation of Rs 2,400-crore fund even though the final one 12 months remained below the shadow of COVID,” the CS commented.
Reiterating the dedication of the Captain Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Government for the inclusive rural development in the state, Ms Mahajan mentioned there was no dearth of funds and if wanted, extra funds may even be made obtainable for uplifting the fundamental infrastructure in the villages.
Taking inventory of the implementation of the MGNREGA in the state, she directed the division to make sure optimum utilisation of the funds in order that the developmental work cycle was not affected and liquidity was infused to the rural of us.
She additionally asserted that satisfactory grants must be offered to the village gram panchayats to proceed the development works in a seamless method.
Additional Chief Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayats, Ms. Seema Jain, apprised the Chief Secretary that each one the continued development works had been being monitored by the officers on the headquarters. She assured that the development funds will attain the grassroots stage to enhance the standard of life in the rural areas.