Digital Survey of at least 5 villages in each district of Punjab will be conducted


SAS Nagar: Finance Commissioner Department of Rural Development & Panchayat Sh. Anurag Verma said that in view of overall development of rural areas, it has been decided to prepare plan by conducting digital survey. For this, during initial phase, five villages in each district will be covered for digital survey. This is for the first time when a concrete step for rural development is being taken by conducting digital survey, which will be based on ground reality and will serve as a mile stone for overall development of the village.

Pertinent to mention that time to time financial grants are being provided by Govt. to the villages. Besides this various development works like street & drains construction and paved roads are also carried out by villages through their own sources. But most of the time entire village is not considered for such development works which results in disputes among village residents. Finance Commissioner Sh. Verma said that letter has been issued to all Additional Deputy Commissioners (Development) wherein it is stated to identify the five villages having revenue generating Panchayats and panchayats are keen for planned development under this project. Making the project time bound, he asked to conduct the survey of five villages, within 2 months. For conducting survey, nearby Engineering colleges and Polytechnic Institutes falling in the district could be contacted.

It is also stated in letter that detailed information regarding ground conditions of village streets (unpaved, brick paved, concrete & cement block tile streets) & drains should be mentioned in the digital survey. Similarly level of streets and drains should also be mentioned. The information thus collected through digital survey should be secured for future use and could also be mapped with Google map or Bhuvan software. Sh. Verma said that the level thus obtained in the digital survey will be utilised for future construction of drains so that storm water could be easily drained and be routed to the village pond. This will reduce the demand of funds for construction of drains & streets, on the other hands it will also help in ensuring cleanliness and making hygiene in the village.



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