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Nearly 100 village development projects of Delhi govt sanctioned in 2 days: Minister

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
Around 100 village development projects of the Delhi government were sanctioned during a two-day special drive, Development Minister Gopal Rai said today.
Talking to reporters here, the minister said that these projects will be executed at a cost of Rs 79 crore, which had been approved by Village Development Board.
He said the development projects will be implemented within two months, adding that such drive is required to speed up development works in villages.
On the first day of the drive yesterday, projects related to 35 Assembly constituencies were approved while those of the remaining were sanctioned today.
"If there is delay in clearing files on part of officials in future, such drive will be held again to clear projects related to village developments," Rai told reporters here.
The minister alleged the Delhi government was in process of making villages smart but officers were not clearing files that's why this drive was called to clear projects.
According to the development minister, the last year's budget for Village Development Board (VDB) lapsed because files were not cleared by officers concerned.
The Village Development Board had approved 1,069 projects, which were pending in the absence of official sanction.

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First Published: Aug 31 2018 | 9:45 PM IST

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