MPs laments poor condition in villages on Indo-Pak border

A Parliamentary panel today lamented poor living condition of people on Indo-Pak border areas in the district.

Last Updated: Jun 18, 2010, 00:30 AM IST

Amritsar: A Parliamentary panel today
lamented poor living condition of people on Indo-Pak border
areas in the district.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development,
headed by Sumitra Mahajan, expressed shock over poor condition
in the villages after touring some of them to take stock of
the development works being done in the rural areas.

The 12-member Committee which visited border villages of
Ajnala, Baladwal, Verka Block and Muradpura was accompanied by
senior district officials, BJP MP from Amritsar Navjot Singh
Sidhu and from neighbouring Taran Taran Rattan Singh Ajnala.

Addressing the gathering at village Baladwal, Mahajan
advised politicians to rise above party lines to work for the
well being of masses living on Indo-Pak border and other rural
areas of Punjab.

She expressed her deep shock over dilapidated condition of
masses in rural areas who lacked potable water and medical
facilities.

Mahajan said it was more shocking that majority of the
poor families were deprived of BPL cards.

Continuing her anger she said crores of rupees being sent
to State for the well being of poor people living in the rural
areas but nothing could was visible on the ground.

She said a comprehensive report would be prepared to
reveal the reality.

-PTI