Nabard boost to Punjab, Haryana infra

Written by State Bureau | Chandigarh , Sep 25 | Updated: Sep 27 2008, 04:37am hrs
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has sanctioned two projects to the Punjab government for the construction of new roads and strengthening the existing roads in 14 districts along with a bridge in Gurdaspur district.

While, another project aims at long-term measures to tackle water logging problem in Muktsar district under the rural infrastructure development fund (RIDF). In Punjab , a total length of 470.35 km roads (59 roads) is to be upgraded, strengthened and widened for increasing the crust thickness and capacity of the roads so that these rural roads can withstand the increased traffic intensity. The total cost of the project is Rs 220.74 crore of which Nabards RIDF assistance is Rs 176.59 crore.

Nabard has also sanctioned a project to the Haryana government for upgradation and modernisation of 500 veterinary hospitals and 1,500 dispensaries in all the districts of Haryana. These hospitals and dispensaries will be provided with latest equipment. The project will be implemented by the department of animal husbandry & dairying, Haryana and is proposed to be completed by March 2009.