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                          There are 13 villages in U.T. Chandigarh, which are located within a radius of 8 K.M. from Chandigarh city and have a population of 49,105.  3 tier Panchayati Raj System exists i.e. one Zila Parishad at District level, one Panchayat Samiti at Block level and 12 Gram Panchayats at village level.   With the efforts put in by the Chandigarh Administration, the basic amenities and services are available in abundance to residents of villages.   

                        During the last year 2006-07, an amount of Rs.636.00 lacs was available under Plan Scheme “Strengthening of Panchayati Raj Institutions”.  The Engineering Department is executing the basic development project of concretization of streets in villages with the amount of Rs.400.00 lacs.  With the balance amount of Rs.236.00 lacs, which was provided to Panchayati Raj Institutions, the work of street paving, construction of surface drains and storm water drainage is being executed.   The sanitation scheme is being also implemented with the funds of the said Plan Scheme.   An amount of Rs.50.00 lacs is being provided to the Department of Science & Technology for providing solar street lighting in all villages. 





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