Minister of State for Planning, Science and Technology and Parliamentary Affairs Ashwani Kumar today asserted that the Centre is serious about constructive and overall development of the border villages of Punjab.
Addressing a press conference here Kumar said that the central government has planned to boost up the industry of Punjab by extending help of Rs 600 crore package.
Health, education and industry are the three main ingredients for development of a state but unfortunately all the three are weak, he said, adding, the Union Government is serious about it and would extend all possible help to the state.
He said that Union Government has earmarked Rs 1,150 crore for the overall development of Punjab, including Rs 314 crore for health system, whereas in the last financial year Rs 111 crore was sanctioned to Punjab for Health.
Talking about Government schools in the border villages of Punjab, he said that the quality of schools in villages has gone from bad to worst even infrastructure was highly poor.
He said that the Congress party would win state Assembly election with thumping majority.
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