Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced Rs.11.10 Crore worth of development projects for Bet area of Machhiwara, besides a memorial to be constructed in memory of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji’s disciples, Nabi Khan and Ghani Khan.
The Chief Minister made these announcements after laying the foundation stone of a vegetable processing plant to be developed jointly by IFFCO and Spanish company, CN Corp.
The Chief Minister recalled that Nabi Khan and Ghani Khan had risked their lives to host the Dasmesh Pita during the latter’s visit to Machhiwara and a befitting memorial would be built in their remembrance.
Expressing concern over the loss of crops on account of inclement weather during the current Rabi season, Captain Amarinder Singh also assured of due compensation to the affected farmers soon, as per the state policy.
The development projects announced by the Chief Minister included an ITI and a new rural dispensary. He disclosed that a suitable chunk of land had already been identified and acquired by NHAI for the STP to be built at Samrala, which would ease the sewerage problem of the residents. The project, which had been struck due to the administrative apathy of previous SAD-BJP regime since 2007, has been taken up on priority by his government, with the compensation amount already given to the Sewerage Board, said the Chief Minister, adding that the government had also approved a 2-acre alternate plot for the plant.
Other projects announced by Captain Amarinder Singh include repair of Rahon-Machhiwara-Ropar via Bela Road, involving a cost of Rs. 7.9 Crores, besides construction of new Community Hall at a cost of Rs. 20 Lakhs. Captain Amarinder Singh also announced municipal grant worth Rs. 3 Crores for the execution of various projects and schemes to improve civic amenities in the area.
The Chief Minister assured the people of his government’s commitment to expedite all development projects in the region, without allowing funds crunch to hamper the same.