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‘Back to Village’ IV: Shailendra Kumar inspects development projects in Patrara panchayat

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RAJOURI: As part of ambitious ‘Back to Village’ programme’s phase IV, Principal Secretary, PWD (R&B) Shailendra Kumar on Monday inspected various development projects in Patrara panchayat on the second day of phase II of the initiative.

During his visit to GDC building Thandapani, Principal Secretary was informed by the Executive Engineer R&B that the estimated cost of the project is Rs 18.58 crore.

He was apprised that work on the main building is complete while the allied works are in progress.

Shailendra Kumar also laid foundation stone for Water Supply Scheme Patrara which has been approved at an estimated cost of Rs 5.13 crore under Jal Jeevan Mission.

Executive Engineer Jal Shakti, Nowshera, apprised that the project once completed will benefit around 3600 souls.

The Visiting Officer directed the concerned officers for ensuring time bound completion of developmental works while adhering to quality parameters.

While interacting with the public and PRI members, the Principal Secretary underlined the objective of the Back to Village program saying that it involves the people and the administration in a joint effort to deliver the mission of equitable development across the rural areas besides mobilizing public opinion on different issues at different levels.

The office highlighted the role of PRIs in overall development of their areas and urged upon them to work in close coordination with the officers to take their areas to new heights of development.

He advised them to monitor the quality of the projects and ensure time bound completion.

Reaffirming UT government’s commitment towards fast track development of rural areas, he said that scores of vital developmental projects have been completed and many are in progress.

Later, the Principal Secretary inspected a pond at Mawa completed under MGNREGA with a cost of Rs 1.00 lakh.

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