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Development of rural areas top priority of Punjab govt: Rakhra

chandigarh Updated: Mar 20, 2012 20:04 IST

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Punjab rural development and panchayats minister Surjit Singh Rakhra today said the state government would expedite the development projects in the rural areas of the state by further improving education system, curbing the menace of drugs and providing more employment opportunities.

Interacting with the media after taking over as rural development and panchayats minister, Rakhra appealed to the officers of rural development and panchayats department to pay full attention towards the grievances of people and try resolving them in a short span of time.

"We all should work collectively for the betterment of Punjab and welfare of rural people," he said. Revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, animal husbandry and dairy development minister Gulzar Singh Ranike were among those present at the occasion.