`Rs 2 lakh grant to village with best Panchayat`

To encourage Panchayats to work effectively, Punjab Revenue Minister announced a grant of Rs 2 lakh to the village having the best Panchayat.

Amritsar: To encourage Panchayats to work effectively, Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Monday announced a grant of Rs 2 lakh to the village having the best Panchayat in his constituency.

"It is high time that the Panchayats play a more dynamic role in rural development," he said addressing people in Leherka village and Kotli Dhole Shah in Majitha constituency.

"The village with the best Panchayat would be given a grant of Rs 2 lakh, apart from the regular grant allocation," he said.

At the same time, he warned that Sarpanches found guilty of misusing grants would be taken to task.

PTI

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