New Hope for Delhi’s Neglected Villages

Published: 22nd October 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st October 2014 11:29 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: To develop neglected villages located on the outskirts of the capital city, Chief Secretary D M Spolia directed the Commissioners and District Magistrates on Tuesday to ensure balanced and equitable development of these villages in consultation with Parliamentarians and legislators.  He asked the officers to consult the MLAs and MPs and chalk out plans to develop the villages which come under their respective constituencies.

The Chief Secretary has also sought a detailed report from all the officers on the development of villages under Integrated Rural Developmental Scheme implemented by the Administration’s Development Department and Delhi Rural Development Board. He also told the officers to work on a war footing and come up with plans so that the development department can release funds of about Rs 1.25 crore per village for its growth. Spolia has also asked all the District Magistrates to submit timely progress report for ensuring development of the villages.

He also instructed the Deputy Commissioners to comply with the orders of Development Commissioner, wherein they were asked to submit a list of pending schemes less than Rs 1.25 crore and more than Rs 1.25 crore approved by board. The rural development has sanctioned budget of Rs 200 crore for the current financial year out of which the spillover liability of about Rs 80 crore exists. Hence, schemes upto Rs 120 crore would be spent this financial year. 

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