Punjab minister for rural water supply Surjit Singh Rakhra has said that the state government has set aside Rs 4,000 to ensure uninterrupted supply of potable drinking water as well as providing better sewerage facility within the next two years.
Speaking at a function held to inaugurate a water supply and sewerage scheme organised at Sohana, he said that the first phase to lay pipelines in 100 villages has already been completed.
“Over 800 villages will be covered in the second phase of the project,” said Rakhra, adding that there would be no shortage of funds for the project.
“The Shiromani akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance will provide more funds for this project,” he said and also appealed to Panchayats to cooperate with the project.
He also said the Punjab government would soon launch projects to convert villages into ‘adarsh villages’ with urban amenities.