Punjab Basera scheme: Underlining his commitment to providing homes to the urban poor, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday directed the Local Government department to expedite work on his flagship Basera project to achieve the target of giving proprietary rights to 10000 slum households by September 2021.
Reviewing the functioning of the Local Government department during a virtual meeting, Captain Amarinder Singh asked the officials to fast-track all major projects under state and central government schemes to ensure their completion and commissioning by December this year.
Under Punjab’s Basera scheme, 196 Slums had been identified and 25,850 Households surveyed, he pointed out, calling for urgent completion of the work of transfer of proprietary rights to 10000 households in the next four months.
He also directed the department to ensure completion of all sanctioned 97598 houses under the PM Awas Yojana also at the earliest.
Referring to unutilized funds under the AMRUT, Smart City, and some other schemes, the Chief Minister stressed the need to complete the projects at the earliest, while underlining the importance of immediate steps to initiate new sanctioned works also on priority.
Terming the Budha Nullah scheme as a key project for the state, he emphasized the need for ensuring proper and timely completion and asked the department to complete certain phases by December 2021.
The Chief Minister underscored the importance of bringing Punjab to top-ranked States in terms of cleanliness and door-to-door collection under the Swachh Bharat Mission while directing the department to expedite the various Surface Water Projects too.
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