The panchayati raj department has made an effort to provide quality facilities to people in rural areas in Tarn Taran district by undertaking multipurpose development works worth Rs 2,947 crore in the past three years.
Giving details, Kirandeep Singh Chahal, departments’ executive engineer, said here on Thursday that for all-round development of Sri Goindwal Sahib and Chola Sahib, a sum of Rs 13 crore had been spent.
Besides the above amount, a sum of Rs 1.28 crore was spent on the construction of 450 toilets in rural areas around Chola Sahib and another sum of Rs 88 lakh for the construction 320 toilets in rural areas around Sri Goindwal Sahib.
He said the construction of a tehsil complex in Khadoor Sahib at a cost of Rs 3.06 crore would be completed in three months.
The officer said the building of a Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Patti was being constructed at a cost of Rs 1.01 crore and veterinary hospitals were also being constructed in Baakipur and Marimegha villages at a combined cost of Rs 38 lakh .
In Kadgil village, he said, the building of ITI was constructed at a cost of Rs 71 lakh and same amount would be spent on the construction of a school in Nandpur village.
He said Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had fulfilled his promise made to Shahbaz Sharif, the Chief Minister of Pakistan-Punjab, by improving the infrastructure at Jatti Umra, the ancestral village of the Sharif family.
A total of Rs 3.46 crore was spent in Jaati Umra on various developmental works, including fixing tiles in village lanes, construction of a stadium and a boundary wall of a play ground.
The other works included improving water supply and sewerage system in the village, repair and relaying of roads leading to the village, construction of a community centre, a dharamshala and a aanganwadi centre.
He said to develop sports infrastructure in the district, a multi-purpose sports stadium was being constructed at a cost of Rs 4 crore, while another such stadium would come up at Khadoor Sahib at a cost of Rs 50 lakh.