114 Ambedkar villages achieve cent per cent target in dev indicesTNN, Apr 9, 2010, 11.13pm IST [TIMES OF INDIA]
ALLAHABAD: Though the villages of the Allahabad division present a neglected picture but the condition of about 114 Ambedkar villages coming under the Allahabad division has been transformed as it has achieved cent per cent target in the development indices. The divisional commissioner has congratulated the district magistrates and administrative officials of Allahabad, Kaushambi, Fatehpur and Pratpgarh district.
It is pertinent to mention that there are about 38 Ambedkar villages in Allahabad district, 33 in Kaushambi, 23 in Pratapgarh and 20 in Fatehpur district.
Large funds for the holistic development of the Ambedkar villages were sanctioned. All these Ambedkar villages have been electrified for which an amount of Rs 628 lakh was spent.
The roads of these villages have also been repaired and given proper shape. Special emphasis has been given to villages inhabitated by scheduled caste/scheduled tribe people. For this purpose, an amount of Rs 4560 lakh were spent.
Further, the work of laying Kharanja roads and construction of drains has also been undertaken. For this purpose, an amount of Rs 7555 lakh was spent.
Divisional commissioner Ajay Kumar Upadhyaya has asked the district officials to maintain transparency in the work and replicate the same in other villages of the division.