February 11, 2011 12:11:45 am
Ambika Soni,Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Rajya Sabha Member from Punjab,has released a total of Rs 3.20 crore during the year 2010 under the MPLADS (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) fund for various projects in different districts of Punjab.
The funds have been released on the requests of political representatives of the people of villages from the Hoshiarpur,Ropar,Kharar,Mohali,Nawanshahr,Gurdaspur,Nangal,Mukerian,Kapurthala,Ferozepur,Barnala,Mansa,Pathankot and Jalandhar districts,amongst others. Those who have requested for MPLADS funds for their respective areas include sitting and former MLAs,sarpanches,principals of schools and other leaders of the area. A number of projects have been sanctioned by Soni during her visits to the rural areas in the state,which she felt required special attention.
The major projects that have been sanctioned under MPLADS by Ambika Soni include building of community halls,dharamshalas,junjh ghar,panchayat ghar,drinking water in schools and hospitals,school desks,boundary walls,common toilets,brick flooring of government schools,construction of sheds for gaushala,cremation grounds,room for gym centre,sports room,solar street lights and construction of link roads. Also,Rs 10 lakh was released from Soni’s MPLADS fund for relief and rehabilitation works in the cloudburst region of Leh in Jammu and Kashmir.
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