The approval of Rs 1,000-crore projects by the Delhi Village Development Board marks a historic milestone in the commitment towards enhancing the lives of residents in Delhi’s villages. Under the visionary leadership of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Delhi Village Development Board has taken a monumental step towards transforming the rural landscape of Delhi.
Board has approved approximately ₹1,000 crore for village development in the current fiscal year. This significant allocation reflects a commitment to uplifting the living standards in Delhi’s villages..
Of the approved amount Rs 800 crore is set to be distributed to the escrow accounts of various villages. The approach is strategic with 60 per cent of the funds slated for distribution within the financial year ensuring rapid initiation of development projects.
The remaining 40 per cent will be distributed on an annual basis and enabling sustained progress and long-term impact.
The decision of the Village Development Board comes on the heels of a commendable initiative by Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena. He along with district magistrates, announced plans to reside in villages. This hands-on approach is designed to better understand the challenges faced by residents on a day-to-day basis.
Development Minister Gopal Rai, in a recent announcement highlighted the board’s approval of projects worth ₹1,000 crore aimed at enhancing essential amenities in Delhi’s villages.
These amenities encompass a wide range of crucial infrastructure, including roads, drains, water bodies, community centres, parks, crematoriums, and sports grounds.
Minister Rai revealed that ₹250 crore has been sanctioned specifically for building new roads. Improved road infrastructure not only facilitates better connectivity but also opens avenues for economic development, healthcare accessibility, and overall quality of life enhancements in the rural areas.