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28 more ‘Charan Choh’ villages get funds for Parkash Purb celebrations

CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 28: Acting on Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s directive, Rs 14 crore has been released from the Rural Development Fund for the development of 28 `Charan Choh’ villages, connected with Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, to commemorate his 550th birth anniversary.

A total Rs. 59.50 crore is being spent on the infrastructural development of 63 Charan Choh graced villages, of which the State Government had earlier released Rs. 17.50 crore for 35 villages.

These villages will be developed in convergence with MGNREGA, according to an official spokesperson.

The DCs of the 28 additional villages will get funds to the tune of Rs 50 lakh per village.

Of this, Rs. 3 crore has been released for six villages located in Amritsar district, namely Dharamkot, Sauraian, Ram Tirath, Kathu Nangal, Adda Kathu Nangal and Kathu Nangal Khurd. Another Rs. 50 lakh has been allocated for Kachi Bhucho in Bathinda, Rs. 1 crore for Kiri Afghana and Kathiala in Gurdaspur, Rs. 1.50 crore for Dhandra, Sodhiwal and Agwar Lopo in Ludhiana, Rs. 50 lakh for Fatehgarh Korotana in Moga, and Rs. 4 crore for eight villages of Sangrur viz Mastuana, Tall Ghanaour, Khurana, Bhalwaan, Bhadalwadh, Dhadhogal, Kheri Jattan and Bhasour. Besides, Rs. 1.50 crore will be used for development of village Jalalabad, Korrevadhaon and Dialpur in Tarn Taran, and Rs. 2 crore for Fathepur Kothi, Kothi, Kangar and Sarangwal villages in Hoshiarpur district.

The funds have been released subject to the condition that only important works should be undertaken and completed with these.

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