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Govt sanctions 100 projects for village development

Delhi’s development minister Gopal Rai said projects sanctioned would be executed at a cost of Rs 79 crore.

cities Updated: Sep 01, 2018 04:07 IST
Delhi’s development minister Gopal Rai (L) said the 100 projects including construction of roads would be implemented in two months.(HT File Photo )

Development minister Gopal Rai on Friday said nearly 100 village development projects were sanctioned in a two-day special drive where officials of various departments assembled under one roof at the secretariat and cleared pending files.

He said the projects sanctioned would be executed at a cost of Rs 79 crore. The approved projects include construction of roads, cremation grounds, sports complexes, park development, open gyms among others.

“These projects will be implemented within two months. I will review the progress of the projects for a few days. I will repeat the drive if much time is taken to clear projects related to village development,” Rai said.

On the first day of the drive on Thursday, projects related to 35 of 70 assembly constituencies were approved while those of the remaining were sanctioned on Friday. The minister said the Delhi government was in process of making villages smart but officers were not clearing files and that’s why this drive was called to clear projects.

Rai said that last year’s budget of Rs 600 crore for the development of villages had lapsed because files were not cleared by officers concerned. This year’s budgetary allocation for village developments is Rs 200 crore.

First Published: Sep 01, 2018 04:07 IST