LUCKNOW: PWD and irrigation minister, Shivpal Yadav on Saturday sanctioned Rs 108.23 crore for development works to be done by the district planning samiti. Presiding over a meeting in Moradabad, Yadav, who is also minister in-charge for Badaun, assured the local authorities and leaders that funds paucity will not come in the way of development of the city.
Yadav indicated issuance of an additional grant of Rs 100 crore to Badaun. He said that Samajwadi Party had kept Badaun high on its priority list during its earlier rule. “The same treatment will be meted out to the city during the present regime,” he said at the meeting, which was also attended by Badaun MP Dharmendra Yadav besides a host of other senior leaders and authorities. tnn
Yadav informed that the New Energy Development Authority (Neda) has agreed to install 900 solar powered street lights in Badaun. Likewise, the state government will also be constructing boundary walls in 405 primary schools. He said that the state government has also conceded to the demands of the MLAs to increase the target of installing tube wells from 500 to 900.
The minister also asked the authorities to see that the government sponsored schemes are properly executed. Allotment of houses to poor under the Indira Awas Yojana also came up for discussion. Authorities must ensure that allotment procedures must be strictly adhered to, so that no one gets more than one house under the scheme, he said.
Yadav also gave his in principle approval to increase in government aid from Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 to poor for getting their daughters married.