Chandigarh, Jan 29 : In a major initiative to boost infrastructure and facilities in rural areas, the Punjab government on Tuesday approved the Smart Village Campaign with an outlay of Rs 384.40 crore.
The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
The Cabinet felt the need to enhance the quality of life and living standards of people residing in the villages, an official spokesperson told IANS.
He said the campaign was aimed at improving the conditions of the rural areas by converging and supplementing the ongoing governmental schemes for building infrastructure and providing essential amenities.
The campaign is based on the premise that each village would achieve goals in different fields like infrastructure, health, education and environment.