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Over 8 lakh voters applied across Punjab during special summary revision 2021: Dr. Raju

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | January 14, 2021 08:38 PM

CHANDIGARH: More than 8 lakh voters have filled the forms for registration, deletion or correction in the voter lists across the state. As many as 4.36 lakh new voters are now registered with 1.71 lakh names deleted during special summary  revision-2021 in Punjab. Now,   the number of voters in the state has increased from 2.6 crore to 2.9 crore.

Disclosing this here today, the Chief Electoral Officer Punjab Dr.  S.  Karuna Raju, while addressing the online meeting to the representatives of political parties, said that under the final process of special summery revision the final publication of the voter lists would be done on January 15, 2021. The final copy of the voter lists would be handed over to the political parties in the format of CD, he added.

The Chief Electoral Officer apprised the representatives of the political parties that the election year of the state would start from January 15, 2021 for which the voter awareness campaign was to be intensified by the department.  He also appealed to the political parties to create awareness at the party level to increase the vote share in the state.  He further said that due to election year from August, 2021 to December, 2021 the voter lists would be revised again.

 Dr.  Raju said that National Voters Day would be celebrated across the state on January 25, 2021 under which various programs are to be conducted.  Among others Additional Chief Electoral Officer Mrs. Madhavi Kataria was also present in the meeting.

The canal-based water supply project in Moga district was commenced in February 2017, said the Minister, adding that it will be completed at a cost of Rs.230crore by this month. On completion, the project would provide potable water supply to 67000 households of 85 villages of Baghapurana and Nihal Singh Wala blocks in the Moga district.

Similarly, 3 projects, worth of Rs. 376 crore, were started in July 2020 to provide clean water supply to 84000 households of 408 villages in Patiala and Fatehgarh Sahib districts. These projects would be completed by December 2022. Three Water Treatment Plants are also being set up at village Mandoli (39 MLD), Pabra (18 MLD) and Nanowal (12 MLD), Ms. Razia Sultana added.

She said that 4 projects were being executed at a cost of Rs.390crore in Amritsar district and the work on the projects is likely to be completed by December 2022. On completion, these projects would benefit 98033 households of 269 villages. Water Treatment Plants would be set up at Chawinda Kalan (21.2 MLD), Kandowali (36.3 MLD, Sagna (10.4 MLD) and GosalAfgana (11.5 MLD).

The Minister informed that the ongoing Rs.130 crore worthproject was started in December 2020 in Tarn Taran district. It would provide clean water supply to 35200 households of 99 villages. It will be completed by December 2022. Under this project a water treatment plant (28.8 MLD) would also set up at the Bhuchar Kalan village of the district.

Similarly, 2 ongoing projects at a cost of Rs.123crore in Gurdaspur district would benefit 25069 households of 142 villages. These projects will be completed by next year. Two water treatment plants are also being set up in Parowal (9 MLD) and Kunjar (14 MLD) villages. All the projects will be maintained by the concerned contractors/companies for next 10 years, the Minister said.

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