73 projects worth Rs 1,875 crore under implementation in Haryana

New Delhi, September 10, 2020: During an online review meeting with the senior officials of the states of Punjab, Haryana and UT of Chandigarh, Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) was informed that out of 136 projects taken up by Haryana, 63 projects costing Rs. 693 crore had been completed and 73 projects worth Rs 1,875 crore are under implementation.
The total approved State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) was Rs 2,566 crore for Haryana.
Secretary MoHUA appreciated the progress made by the States/UT and requested them to implement the projects expeditiously so that the intended benefits reach the people in a timely manner.
He advised them to complete all the projects within the extended Mission period up to 31st March, 2021 so as to avail the Central Assistance (CA).
Thereafter the State/UT Government will have to complete these projects with their own resources.
Keshni Anand Arora, Chief Secretary, Government of Haryana, Vini Mahajan, Chief Secretary, Government of Punjab and Manoj Kumar Parida, Advisor to Administrator, UT of Chandigarh attended the meeting besides the Mission Directors of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
​Chandigarh has awarded contracts for all 12 projects (100%) of the approved SAAP of Rs 57 crore.
In Punjab against a SAAP size of Rs. 2,767 crore, 185 projects have been taken up and contracts have been awarded for projects costing Rs 2,132 crore
During the review meeting, it was informed that Haryana is ranked 12th, Punjab 26th and Chandigarh 2nd in AMRUT’s National rankings.
Appreciating the progress made by the States/UT, the Secretary, MoHUA requested them to further keep up their efforts and to strive further to enhance their overall performance.
Household Tap Connections: Haryana has provided 2.29 lakh new household water tap connections so far.
Chandigarh has met the target of 20,000 for tap connections.
The Secretary emphasized the need to guard against poor plumbing leading to leakages.
He suggested capacity building of the plumber also.
Sewerage connections: Haryana has provided 2.22 lakh sewer connections and Punjab has given 1.75 lakh new connections.
Chandigarh has provided 20,000 new sewer connections.

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