Phagwara: There is no proposal to dissolve Improvement Trusts or merge them in Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA), Local Bodies minister Bhagat Chunni Lal said on Monday.

The Trusts would remain intact even in cities where Nagar Councils had been upgraded to Corporations, he told reporters here.

Replying to a question about appointment of Chairmen of Trusts, the minister said the matter was yet to be discussed.

 There are 28 Trusts in the state. Replying to a query, Lal said financial resources would be augmented through optimum and judicious recovery of VAT.

(Agencies)

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