New Delhi: The Delhi government is all set to revive the poor condition of the villages in the national capital. Keeping forthcoming assembly election in 2013, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is planning to spend more than Rs 400 crore to give a makeover to around 207 villages.

Works on construction of roads, toilets, community centers and Chaupals have already been started, whereas other projects are soon going to be flagged-off. A review of developmental activities by Rural Development Board has been conducted on Monday.

Discussions on various plans were held in the meeting led by PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan. PWD Minister said, “Between FY 2011-12 to 2012-13, projects related to rural development worth Rs 406 crore has been approved. Out of the total approved funds, Rs 41.5 crore has been allocated to Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) whereas Rs 5,29,86,000 was approved for Delhi Jal Board.  

Chauhan said that works on laying mini sewer in 189 villages has also been started. Apart from this, toilets will be constructed wherever they are required. Construction of roads and hospice are also under process. Huge amount is also going to be spent on development of community centers and cemeteries.

In total, projects worth Rs 470 crore have been approved. Out of these, works on projects worth Rs 406 crore have already been started so far.

JPN/Bureau

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