Plots for Dalits in Punjab

Sriganganagar: The Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal announced here today that the state will provide five marla plots to all Dalit families of Punjab. Land for this was being identified and would either be allotted by the village panchayats by passing resolutions or will be bought by the government.

The expenditure would be borne by the state government and a grant of Rs 10 crore had already been secured from the Centre for the purpose, he revealed. He clarified that it was meant to ensure a decent living place for the Dalit families and was not an election sop.

Referred by: Mukundan CM
Published on: May 4, 2001
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