The government will spend Rs 1,700 crore on up-gradation and expansion of rural link roads,said Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra on Monday.
Rakhra said training would be imparted to Sarpanchs and Panchs at the block-level while Zila Parishad and Block Samiti members would be trained at the district or state-level.
The government has planned a facelift of the villages with rural roads,sewerage facilities and supply of potable water on the priority list,he said. He added that a digital map of the villages has been prepared to plan and work for their overall development in a strategic way.
He added that Rs 10 crore has been earmarked for villages in Kharar constituency out of which Rs 5 crore has been release so far. He said that identification cards have been issued to the elected representatives in rural areas.