220 cr for kandi area: CM           

From our source

NAWANSHAHR, Jan 8,2000 — The CM, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, addressing a gathering on the occasion of the 110th birth anniversary of Sant Lal Dass Ji Bhuriwale at Tapparian Khurd village, about 25 km from here today said a Rs 220 crore project to provide basic civic amenities like drinking and irrigational water, roads, schools, dispensaries etc in the kandi area was underway.

He said the previous Congress government did nothing to improve the condition of the people.

A sum of Rs 500 crore was being spent on improving the condition of roads, he added.

He stressed the need for constituting "village development committees" to involve more and more people in the process of development.

Lauding the contribution of Sant Brahama Nandji Bhuriwale towards the field of education in the kandi area, he said, the government before taking over the girls college run by the Bhuriwale Garibdassi Trust, would send a team of experts to explore the possibilities of starting information technology, computer and vocational education courses in the institution.

The CM announced a grant of Rs 2 lakh each for the colleges being run by the Maharaj Bhuriwale Garibdassi Trust and Rs 10 lakh for a deep-bore well at Tapparian Khurd village.