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NABARD assistance for drug rehab centres in Punjab

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on Friday sanctioned Rs 93.20 crore, the part of which will be used for setting up 18 drug rehabilitation centres in the state.



Chandigarh: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on Friday sanctioned Rs 93.20 crore, the part of which will be used for setting up 18 drug rehabilitation centres in the state.

The funds will be released under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF).

"Rs 73.20 crore is for construction of 18 number of 50 bedded primary rural rehabilitation centres for rehabilitating drug detoxified persons in 17 districts of Punjab," said Naresh Gupta, CGM Punjab in a release here.

He said these centres will cater to all the rural areas in the districts.

These centres will have residential facilities and will be functionally integrated with district hospital/de-addiction centres for seamless share of facilities of district hospital/de-addiction centres. It would benefit a large population in 17 districts of the state, he said.

Further, RIDF loan of Rs 20 crore has been sanctioned for construction of 459 Anganwadi Centres in 22 districts,he said.

Under it, 16-22 centres per district would be constructed thereby benefiting 459 villages in 123 blocks of 22 districts across Punjab.

It will benefit 6,776 number of pregnant/lactating women and 26,057 children in the rural areas of Punjab.

With the present sanction of Rs 93.20 crore, the total sanctions to Punjab by NABARD during the current financial year stands at Rs 681 crore.

From Zee News

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