The Punjab government approved a rural development scheme worth Rs 384.40 crore to supplement the ongoing works to build village infrastructure and provide essential amenities. Named ‘Smart Village Campaign’, the scheme would be financed with funds from the 14th Financial Commission and MGNREGA works.
The scheme was approved at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The SVC is aimed at improving the condition of rural areas by supplementing the ongoing government schemes for building infrastructure and providing essential amenities.
Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)
Static/Current Takeaways Important For NIACL AO Mains Exam:
- Punjab CM: Capt. Amarinder Singh, Governor: VP Singh Badnore.