Dharamkot gets lion’s share in development projects

  • Parampreet Singh Narula, Hindustan Times, Moga
  • Updated: Jul 20, 2016 14:49 IST
Agriculture minister Tota Singh inaugurating a primary health centre in Dharamkot on Tuesday. (HT Photo)

The primary health centre (PHC) project, completed with the expenditure of Rs 1.30 crore, was inaugurated in Dharamkot by Tota Singh, constituency representative and agriculture minister , on Tuesday.

He was accompanied by Punjab health corporation chairman Barjinder Singh Brar and deputy commissioner (DC) Kuldeep Singh Vaid.

“Soon, we will be inaugurating the Government College, as its construction is almost over and we are all set to construct a Civil Hospital in Fatehgarh Panjtoor,” said Tota Singh while addressing the audience.

Even as all four constituencies of Moga district are represented by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) legislatures, Dharamkot is the only constituency to get a series of development projects in a year.

The constituency has inaugurated three projects including a veterinary hospital, upgrading the electricity grid substation from 132 KV to 220 (with the expenditure of Rs 20 crore), and Punjab’s best tehsil complex (with the expenditure of Rs 7.19 crore).

Apart from this, a series of projects including Government College in Karyal worth Rs 12 crore, Polytechnic College in Bajeke of Rs 30 crores, Cattle pound in Kishanpura, sewerage treatment plant of Rs 12 crores are almost ready and in a queue to get inaugurated. Laying roads and sewerage is also underway.

This constituency are getting huge shares of such projects. But not a single major project has come up in the other three constituencies of Moga, Baghapurana and Nihal Singh Wala in a span of two years.

However, all the constituencies received grants from Punjab infrastructure development board (PIDB) and 14th finance commission. These funds are being utilised by the MLAs to develop basic civic amenities in their respective constituencies.

On asking about development projects in her constituency, Rajwinder Kaur Bhagike, MLA from Nihal Singh Wala said that the government has established a Government College here while construction of roads are underway.

“Recently, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal laid the foundation stone for sewerage facilities, and the work will be started soon,” Bhagike added.

Joginderpal Jain, MLA from Moga, claimed to have established dharamshalas in all 46 villages coming under their constituencies and said laying of roads and sewerage in also underway. 

“I am totally satisfied with the works done in SAD government’s regime. No government has been able to do this amount of development,” Jain said,.

Maheshinder Singh, MLA from Baghapurana, claimed to have major projects including government colleges, tehsil complex and other basic amenities. He said that in these four and a half years they have repaired all the water canals and laying sewerage work is underway.

“I am satisfied with the development works and my constituency is the only one to see so much development,” he added.

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