CHANDIGARH: The National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) on Tuesday approved the inclusion of two more districts of Haryana – Karnal and Jind – in the National Capital Region (NCR), thus bringing a total of 57 per cent area of Haryana in the NCR.
And the move assumes significance in the light of the power utilities likely investment of around `6,500 crore in the state’s NCR region in the next three financial years.
This was disclosed by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar following the 35th meeting of the NCRPB in New Delhi on Tuesday. ‘
The meeting was chaired by Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, M Venkaiah Naidu, who is also chairman of the NCRPB.
According to Venkaiah, he has sought specific provision by the NCRPB to finance infrastructure upgradation in rural areas of the NCR. He said that developed rural areas play a vital role in checking migration to urban areas.
He said that Regional Plan-2021 for NCR region has been prepared with emphasis on the development of infrastructure in the urban centres.
However, the objective of creation of NCR could not be fully achieved unless the infrastructure of the villages in the region is simultaneously upgraded, at par with the urban areas, to make them as attractive as towns.