It’s spruce-up time for 300 villages

lauded the contribution of the Bhuriwale sect in spreading education
Our Correspondent

Nawanshahr, January 10
The SAD-BJP government has launched a World Bank-sponsored mega project worth Rs 1,280 crore for revamping the drinking water supply and sanitation facilities in rural areas. As many as 1,600 villages would be provided with improved quality and quantity of safe drinking water and 300 villages would be brought under the special sanitation scheme under the project.

In the first phase, as many as 100 villages have been selected in the state for providing the facility of “small bore sewerage system”. About 1,000 village ponds would be de-silted and made capable of recharging underground water level.

This was stated by public relation, public health and sanitation minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia while addressing a congregation to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Lal Dass Bhuriwale at nearby Taparian Khurd village on Thursday.

Earlier, the minister inaugurated a deep tube-well sunk at a cost of Rs 44 lakh at the village. A water supply scheme worth Rs 5 crore has been sanctioned for providing safe drinking water to the residents of Kandi area in the district, said the minister.

While paying tributes to Swami Bhuriwale, the minister lauded the contribution of the Bhuriwale sect in spreading education in the backward Kandi area. He announced a grant of Rs 2 lakh for the Maharaj Brahmanand Bhuriwale Education Trust. A calendar and documentary film depicting the community service activities of the Bhuriwale Trust were released on the occasion.

Chief parliamentary secretary Nand Lal, Swami Chetna Nand Bhuriwale, present master of the Bhuriwale sect, deputy commissioner Gurpal Singh Bhatti, Sohan Singh Thandal, MLA, Mahilpur, Rana K.P. Singh, MLA, Nangal, former minister, Ramesh Dutt Sharma, Prof Mohinder Singh Baghi and Tirath Ram Bhumbla, president and secretary, respectively, of the Maharaj Brahmand Bhuriwale Education Trust, among others, also spoke on the occasion.