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Delhi Government unveiled need-based development plan for villagers

Sep 8, 2014 18:24 IST

Delhi Government on 7 September 2014 unveiled need-based development plan for villagers. Under the plan, Delhi Government allotted 1.25 crore rupees per village for the current financial year 2014-15. The amount of 1.25 crore rupees per village will be earmarked to provide basic amenities to each villager.

The plan cleared by Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung aims to ensure balanced and equitable development of all rural villages in the city. Total sanctioned budget for the current financial year 2014-15 is 200 crore rupees.

The funds allocated will primarily be used in providing for integrated development of villages, with focus areas on providing roads, drinking water, streetlights, rejuvenation of water bodies, drainage to prevent flooding, etc.

Deputy Commissioner will choose the appropriate scheme with the consultation of the concerned Member of Parliament and Member of Legislative Asembly. Besides, the monitoring of the scheme will be done by Deputy Commissioners who will send a monthly report to the Divisional Commissioner.

As per the 2011 Census, 4.19 lakh people live in rural villages in Delhi.

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