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SAD hails Dhapali Cluster for bagging third position, Maluka slams Congress govt.’s attitude towards SPMRM

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Chandigarh, December 22, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today hailed Union ministry of rural development’s decision of awarding the third rank to the state of Punjab (Dhapali cluster) in its latest nationwide survey for effectively implementing the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM) – a unique program designed to ensure comprehensive growth in the rural areas- during the year 2018-19.

Disclosing this, former minister and SAD Kisan wing President S. Sikandar Singh Maluka said this mission commonly known as the cluster scheme was implemented during the SAD-BJP government under a central government scheme to thrust growth n the rural areas through self-directed living, learning, and problem-solving activities.

“Village level clusters were made to carry out development works like the widening of roads, construction of school buildings, stadiums and yards in grain markets as well as cleaning of village ponds under this scheme,” he added.

Appreciating the achievement of the Dhapali Cluster for securing the third position under the category of Rurbansoft-PFMS integration in implementing SPMRM, the SAD leader said Punjab’s first cluster was started at Dhapali village while the second at Jalal village of Rampura Phul constituency of district Bathinda.

“We feel proud that despite state government’s indifferent attitude towards this scheme, the Dhapali cluster has bagged the third position in implementation of SPMRM,” he said, adding that if the state government had shown interest in the mission and sought funds from the center to increase its ambit, our achievement could be much bigger.

“Congress government’s anti-development stance shown from the fact that it did not even make an effort to start the second cluster at Jalal,” he added.

Congratulating all stakeholders including workers, officials and the people for this big achievement, S. Maluka said in the given scenario, this is a big achievement as all development works had been halted in the state for the last three years by the ruling party.

“After coming into power, the SAD-BJP government will approach the central government and seek inclusion of additional development works in the mission to escalate growth in the rural areas,” he added.

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