Expedite work of village development: Devender Singh Babli

Chandigarh, January 06: Haryana Development and Panchayats Minister, Sh. Devender Singh Babli said that work should be done towards developing the rural areas of the State expeditiously. He said that such plans should be formulated for the development of villages which lay emphasis on fulfilling the basic facilities of the villagers on the lines of cities.

Department should work in accordance with the zero-tolerance policy

Development and Panchayats Minister was holding a review meeting with the officials of the Development and Panchayats Department on Thursday regarding the progress of the schemes of the Department. He said that the State and Central Government have started many schemes for the welfare of villages and villagers. The implementation of these schemes should be expedited and the budget allocated according to the plan should be utilized properly. The budget should be spent in a planned manner for the development of villages in this financial year. He further said that transparency should be ensured in the schemes and developmental works being carried out for the development of villages. Also, work should be done according to the zero-tolerance policy of the Government and ill practices like corruption should be completely wiped out. He said that under the SVAMITVA Scheme, property cards are being issued in the State for the purpose of giving proper ownership of houses and plots. He said that this is an important scheme of the State Government and it should be implemented in a fair and transparent manner. The disputes arising in this should also be resolved on the spot. The sanitation system in the villages should be strengthened further.

Sh. Devender Singh Babli said that he will make every effort to fulfill the responsibility given to him by Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal and Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala. Also, he will do maximum work for the development of villages, villagers, and panchayats. The standard of living of the villagers should be improved further, he added. Villagers should get the benefits of all the schemes of the government at their doorsteps.

The State Government has to work with the policy of development for all. All the 143 blocks and 6,225 gram panchayats of the State have to be developed. Till the elections to the Gram Panchayats are not held, developmental works should be done through Block Development and Panchayat Officer.

On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary, Development and Panchayats Department, Sh. Amit Jha, Director General, Sh. R.C. Bidhan, Director of Rural Development Haryana, Sh. Sujan Singh and officers of the Department were present.

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