The governor laid the foundation stone for development work in 13 villages
CHANDIGARH: In order to make life easier in the villages under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh, Sh. Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh today laid the foundation stone for various development projects to be carried out in 13 villages here today in Behlana village in the presence of Smt. Kirron Kher, Member of Parliament (virtual), Sh. Ravi Kant Sharma, Mayor, Sh. Dharmpal, IAS, Advisor to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, other senior officials of the administration and Municipality of Chandigarh.
While addressing local residents and representatives of village development committees from the 13 villages, the governor said he can understand due to the COVID pandemic the pace of development work hampered to some extent, but l The intention to do the job remained intact among the officers in Chandigarh. Administration and municipal corporation. With the implementation of these sanitation and water supply systems, approximately a population of 1.30 Lakes would benefit.
The governor said that in India, water has the status of the embodiment of God, “Varuna”, who is worshiped as the god of all forms of the water element. It is my sincere advice to all of you that in order to meet the dwindling water resources and increasing water demand, water conservation is need one hour.
He said that in today’s environment, the saying “water saved is generated by water” is more true than ever. We all need to learn to use water wisely. Integrated water resources management has now become absolutely necessary. Likewise, the existing institutions involved in providing that basic needs are restructured and strengthened. The 3 R strategy of reducing, recycling and reusing resources must find its place in our everyday life.
Smt. Kirron Kher, Member of Parliament, Chandigarh addressed the audience virtually. She said that with the increase in the population of Chandigarh, the population here in these villages has also increased in multiple ways. The capacity of the infrastructure has therefore become insufficient. The development works of these will be carried out by the municipal company in a progressive way and today, the first stone of the sanitation and the water supply of 13 villages has been laid and the works have started from today.
She said that in addition to this, the renovation works of Dharmshalas, Sampark centers, Anganwadi buildings, health centers, cremation ground, Panchayat Ghar and community centers will also be undertaken in these villages at cost. of Rs. 204 Lakes for which the tendering process has already been launched.
Ch. Ravi Kant Sharma, Mayor of Chandigarh, said that the municipal company has undertaken various projects for the maintenance of these villages so that residents of these areas do not face problems related to basic amenities. Basic infrastructure will also be modernized and strengthened at a cost of 102.21 crore rupees. Existing conventional street lights are also to be replaced with LED lights and various dark spots need to be brightened as a priority, he added.
He said that a sum of Rs. 50 crore was received as dedicated funds and initially the works of strengthening the sewer lines, storm water drainage and water supply in these villages have been undertaken for modernization. The work of interior streets, roads, trails, horticulture &; The electrical work will be resumed after the completion of the Public Health works. To carry out this remaining work, additional dedicated funds amounting to Rs. 20 crore are needed, the mayor added.
Ch. Dharmpal, IAS, Advisor to Administrator, UT, Chandigarh said there were problems of those village residents facing daily problems of contaminated water, overflow of sewers in the street / roads , broken roads / streets, poor trail conditions and storm water drains into open drains. Existing conventional street lights also need to be replaced with LED lights, and various dark spots need to be brightened as well.
He said that for the upgrading of these infrastructure such as sewer line, storm line, water supply line, streets / roads, lights and modernization of buildings in these villages, a project has been prepared by the municipality and the works have been launched today. .
Earlier, Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh welcomed the guest of honor and all other guests during the program. She said that these thirteen villages were placed under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Corporation. Chandigarh are Behlana, Raipur Khurd, Raipur Kalan, Makhan Majra, Daria, Mauli Jagran, Kishangarh, Kaimbala, Khudda Jassu, Khudda Lahora, Khuda Ali Sher, Dhanas, Sarangpur in March 2019. She said that the Municipality of Chandigarh had prepared a detailed report development plan for the upgrading of infrastructure in these villages and works start from today and will be completed well before the deadline.
Others present on the occasion were Sh. Nitin Gupta, IAS, Secretary of Finance, Sh. Devendra Dalai, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests, Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Sh. Arun Sood, Chairman from BJP, Chandigarh, Haji Mohd. Khushird Ali, head of the village development committee, Behlana, other MCC advisers, heads of the village development committee (appointed MCC advisers), other senior officials of the administration and the municipality of Chandigarh and former Sarpanchs of the 13 villages.