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'Ensure implementation of Govt. welfare schemes at grassroot level'
During the current financial year, 705 works worth Rs 15.28 crore under MGNREGA scheme have been adopted while a proposal for Rs.180 crore have been prepared for 2014-15 financial year, said, Rattan Singh Ajnala, Chairman and Lok Sabha member from Khadoor Sahib constituency in a district level Vigilance Committee meeting of officers of various heads of development agencies.

On this occasion he said, “The officers should perform their duties honestly with regard to implementation of Punjab and Centre government schemes at the root level so that maximum people could avail of the benefits from these schemes”.

Ajnala categorically told the officers that no laxity or negligence will be tolerated in implementation of these schemes. Reviewing the various schemes, Ajnala said, “In Ferozepur District, Rs.159.45 lakhs have been approved for327 new houses and repair of 82 old houses, under Indira Vikas Yojna”

He also asked to survey the BPL families so that there is no homeless. Likewise, under National Rural Livelihood Mission, 28 self-help groups have been constituted and the officers were directed to make adequate arrangements for marketing of their products.

Ajnala also informed that under Pardhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna, the link roads in the district are being upgraded and widened and under Accelerated Rural Water Supply Scheme 2013-14, the work on 39 water supply scheme at a cost of Rs.801.70 Lakhs is also going on.

On this occasion, Sher Singh Ghubaya, MP and Co-Chairman of the Committee also informed that under the National Social Assistance Programme of Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension, a pension of Rs 200 per month is being given to those who are living below poverty line of above 60 years age.

He also informed that in the event of death of head of the family, Rs.10,000 grant is immediately given under National Family Benefit Scheme, living under BPL. He also advised that information with regard to the schemes should be given in the block samiti meetings or in any other meetings to the elected members.

Sher Singh Ghubaya also asked to deposit the utilization certificates on priority for grants released out of the discretionary quota and so far, Rs.18.16 crore have so far been relased in the district.

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