All PWSSB work over by Nov 2011: Badal
Chandigarh October 29:
Reviewing the progress of work related to the sewerage, water supply and roads, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal declared that the entire work would be completed in all the towns and cities of the State positively by November 2011.
Badal also assured that the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board (PWSSB) of adequate funds for the timely completion of these projects. He was presiding over a series of meeting with the senior officers of the State Government and heads of the corporations, municipal councils and improvement trusts of Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Moga and Hoshiarpur.
Also, PWSSB managing director apprised the Chief Minister that `443 crore and `486.33 crore had been earmarked for Ludhiana and Jalandhar for water supply, sewerage and roads, while `158.51 crore and `79.42 crore would be spent for the same in Hoshiarpur and Moga.
Badal said that the entire funding of these projects had been tied up and the nodal departments of the local Government and water supply and sanitation for the implementation of these projects had been asked to get these works executed under their direct supervision to ensure its quality as per the prescribed specifications.
Meanwhile, Badal also reiterated his firm commitment to restore the prestigious glory of Sri Dasmesh Academy at Sri Anandpur Sahib thereby revamping its academic curriculum to emerge it soon as one of the leading educational institutions of the country.
Badal has also convened a special meeting of eminent educational experts and academicians on November 3, 2010 at his official residence to chalk out the modalities to rejuvenate to make the Academy an institution of excellence at par with renowned educational institutions not only in the country but across the globe.
Badal also directed his OSD NS Sangha to invite Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Dr Jaspal Singh, Guru Nanak Dev University VC Dr AS Brar, Guru Granth Sahib World University Fatehgarh Sahib V-C Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, and many others to solicit their views to revamp the functioning of the Sri Dasmesh Academy to make it far more relevant in context to the present time to enable our students to compete globally.