Delhi government sanctions ₹175 crores to develop villages of national capital

The 136 sanctioned schemes include those meant for improving roads, drains, water bodies, community centres, parks, cremation centres, playgrounds, etc.

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By: Alok Singh | NEW DELHI
Updated: 23 January, 2023 8:45 pm IST
Development minister Gopal Rai attended the meeting of Delhi Village Development Board

With an aim to ensure the development of the villages in the national capital, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government’s Delhi Village Development Board has sanctioned 136 schemes worth ₹175.54 crore.

The 136 schemes include those meant for improving roads, drains, water bodies, community centres, parks, cremation centres, playgrounds, etc.

“The Delhi government will take all necessary steps to improve the condition of roads, parks, small drains and multipurpose community halls in all village areas,” Delhi Development Minister Gopal Rai said.

The announcement was made following a meeting by Rai with the officials of the Delhi Village Development Board on January 24 at the secretariat.

As the Chairman of the Board, Gopal Rai stressed time-bound action by the concerned department in the project files for village development.

Rai also directed the main executing agency for village development works, the Irrigation and Flood Control Department, to expedite the preparation of project estimates and the execution of sanctioned projects within the given time frame.

Rai further said that the Delhi Government was committed to providing basic facilities to the people of Delhi living in urban areas as well as providing facilities to the people living in village areas.

“These development works related to the development department are being done through the Irrigation and Flood Control Department, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and other government departments,” Rai further added.

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