Punjab govt to launch scheme for toilets in rural areas

Aiming to ensure better sanitation and hygiene, Punjab government would lauch a new programme for constructing a toilet in every rural house.

PTI| Updated: Oct 05, 2014, 17:12 PM IST

Kambo: Aiming to ensure better sanitation and hygiene, Punjab government would lauch a new programme for constructing a toilet in every rural house.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, "The state government will soon launch a new scheme for constructing toilets in every rural household. This scheme will be implemented from the next fiscal year to benefit the rural populace."

Badal said he had directed the concerned officers to complete the necessary formalities in this regard.

The Chief Minister also said he would soon conduct "Sangat Darshan" programmes in border villages of the state to boost the pace of overall development there.

Under the "Sangat Darshan" programmes, Badal meets people to redress their grievances.

The state government would soon chalk out a multi pronged strategy to ensure the overall development of the border districts in the state, he said.

Badal said he would take up issues being faced by people residing in border areas with the Union government.

The Chief Minister assured the people, who were affected by heavy rains in the region, would be duly compensated for the damage caused.

He said the Deputy Commissioner would conduct surveys following which the compensation would be awarded to the aggrieved people.

Badal also announced that the process of identifying the remaining beneficiaries of the New Atta Dal scheme would also be completed soon.