02092023-LT-01.qxd 9/2/2023 1:15 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune INTERACTIVE SESSION TO PROMOTE ‘MERA BILL’ APP BADSHAH, RAFTAAR TO GRACE THE FINALE OF HIP HOP INDIA POOJA BELIEVES STORIES ARE NOT JUST ABOUT LEAD ACTORS An interactive session was held at Christian Medical College to promote ‘Bill layao inaam pao’ scheme. P2 Rappers Badshah and Raftaar set to bring their magic to the finale of dance reality show Hip Hop India. P3 Actress Pooja Gor could not have possibly refused Guns & Gulaabs! Rather she beams, “I think I manifested it.” P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 37°C | MIN 27°C YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6.49 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:03 AM » SATURDAY | 2 SEPTEMBER 2023 | LUDHIANA 10K urban homeless get houses, Three attack NRI with swords 3K under constructionunder central scheme in district Ludhiana second best performing district in state Tribune News Service Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 1 Almost 10,000 urban poor homeless families have got concrete houses with basic amenities in Ludhiana district, the government has said. With around 3,000 more such houses under construction to be disbursed to the beneficiaries, Ludhiana has become the second best performing district in the state under the Centrally-sponsored Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U), Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Kaushal Kishore, has said. He gave this information in a communication to Rajya Sabha MP from Ludhiana Sanjeev Arora. Arora told The Tribune here on Friday that as many as 15,065 houses had been sanctioned for Ludhiana, of which 9,552 had been constructed and handed over to the beneficiaries while the work on rest 2,457 was in progress. He said a sum of Rs 290.65 crore had been sanctioned to Ludhiana district under the PMAY-U, of which Rs 233.12 crore had been released and Rs 221.24 crore had already been utilised. While Mohali topped the state with the delivery of maximum 23,550 houses to the beneficiaries of the total 26,298 sanctioned units at the sanctioned amount of Rs 574.03 crore, of which Rs 529.36 crore had been utilised, Nawanshahr remained the worst performer with the construction and delivery of minimum 216 houses of the total sanctioned 742 units at the sanctioned grant of Almost 10,000 urban poor have been allotted houses under PMAY-U in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO BEST THREE Dist Mohali Ludhiana Jalandhar Houses delivered 23,550 9,552 8,837 STATE OVERVIEW Amount used ~529.36 ~ 221.24 ~169.48 BOTTOM THREE Nawanshahr 216 Pathankot 424 Malerkotla 438 1,32,235 ~2,342.88 75,704 56,531 Houses sanctioned Delivered ~5.92 ~7.59 ~7.34 Rs 11.69 crore, of which Rs 5.92 crore had been utilised. Among other districts, Amritsar had completed and delivered 5,093 pucca houses of the total sanctioned 10,516 units at the sanctioned assistance of Rs 182.57 crore, of which Rs 113.23 crore had been utilised, Barnala 673 houses of the total 3,177 units at the cost of Rs 11.73 crore, Bathinda 5,699 houses of the total 11,209 at the cost of Rs 87.83 crore, Faridkot 483 houses of the total 1,190 at the cost of Rs 8.39 crore, Fatehgarh Sahib 1,152 houses of the total 2,248 at the cost of Rs 15.82 crore, Fazilka 922 houses of the total Under construction 1,892 at the cost of Rs 19.56 crore, Ferozepur 1,256 houses at the cost of Rs 26.08 crore, Gurdaspur 852 houses at the cost of Rs 19.65 crore, Hoshiarpur 1,131 houses at the cost of Rs 17.17 crore, Jalandhar 8,837 houses at the cost of Rs 169.48 crore, Kapurthala 1,050 houses at the cost of Rs 18.68 crore, Malerkotla 438 houses at the cost of Rs 7.34 crore, Mansa 3,071 houses at the cost of Rs 35.98 crore, Moga 1,289 houses at the cost of Rs 20.89 crore, Pathankot 424 houses at the cost of Rs 7.59 crore, Patiala 4,298 houses at the cost of Rs 73.48 crore, Ropar 1,389 houses at the cost Amount sanctioned Released: ~1,646.49 Utilised: ~1,501.52 (SOURCE: MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS, AMOUNT IN CRORES) of Rs 24.02 crore, Sangrur 2,400 houses at the cost of Rs 27.52 crore, Muktsar 1,019 houses at the cost of Rs 21.69 crore and 910 houses had been built and handed over to the beneficiaries in Tarn Taran district at the cost of Rs 18.9 crore. With this, as many as 75,704 houses had been constructed and delivered of the total sanctioned 1,32,235 units at the sanctioned Central assistance of Rs 2,342.88 crore, of which Rs 1,646.49 crore had been released and Rs 1,501.52 crore had been utilised so far in the state. Know the scheme The Union Ministry of Hous- ing and Urban Affairs has been implementing the PAMY-U since June 25, 2015, to provide pucca houses with basic amenities to all eligible urban beneficiaries across the country. As on July 31, as many as 118.9 lakh houses had been sanctioned based on project proposals submitted by states and UTs, of which 112.3 lakh had been grounded for construction and 76.02 lakh had been completed and delivered to the beneficiaries. The scheme period of the PAMY-U, which was earlier up to March 31, 2022, has been extended till December 31, 2024, except the credit linked subsidy scheme (CLSS) vertical, for completion of all houses sanctioned till March 31, 2022, without changing the funding pattern and implementation methodology of the scheme. day when a woman went to Gift Jewellery shop to buy some silver ornaments. As the shopkeeper was showing silver ornaments kept on the table to the woman, she stole a silver anklet and placed it in her bag. Sources said woman’s suspicious activity was noticed by the shopkeeper’s son who was watching the live CCTV footage while sitting at home. The shopkeeper’s son asked him to check her bag. When she was leaving the shop, shopkeeper stopped her and checked her bag. During checking, anklet was recovered. — TNS Ludhiana, September 1 MC teams conducted a drive in the main vegetable market near the Jalandhar bypass this morning and confiscated 11 quintals of banned plastic carry bags, an official said. “Raids were conducted around 6:30 am and officials of the Tribune News Service All houses under the PMAY-U have basic amenities such as toilets, water supply, electricity and kitchen. The mission promotes women empowerment by providing the ownership of houses in the name of female members or in joint name. Preference has also been given to differently-abled persons, senior citizens, SCs, STs, OBCs, minority, single women, transgender and other weaker and vulnerable sections of society. Dignified living: MP “PMAY-U houses ensure dignified living along with a sense of security and pride of ownership to the beneficiaries,” said Sanjeev Arora, Rajya Sabha MP . market committee were also invited to the spot by the MC officials. Catching two violators in possession of huge quantity of banned plastic bags, the MC teams issued hefty challans of Rs 20,000 each against the traders/vendors”, officials said. — TNS Ludhiana, September 1 Visitors to many revenue circles were forced to leave without getting their works done as revenue officials relinquished additional responsibilities assigned to them. According to information, of the 441 revenue circles in the district, work was not carried out at 291 on Friday. Patwaris and kanungos had earlier announced to go on strike starting from September 1 due to their unmet demands. In the meantime, the state government had invoked the East Punjab Essential Services (Maintenance) Act. In protest, the revenue officials have now given up the additional responsibilities. Nevertheless, these officials continued to operate in the revenue circles where they are assigned to. A revenue official said there were 150 patwaris in the district, including 115 regular and 35 contractual, who are responsible for handling the 441 revenue circles. At present, they are only working in their designated revenue circles and had given up extra duties in circles where posts of patwari remain vacant. Potholed roads, illegal colonies, air pollution among other major issues in several parts WHAT RESIDENTS SAY by the MC ❝The water suppliedare left withisnovisibly contaminated. People WARD NO 30 choice but to buy bottled water or consume contaminated water. Sewer overflows have persisted for a long period and cleanliness is lacking. Ash from industrial units also falls on houses at night. We urgently seek redress of these problems. LUDHIANA ❞ my shop is state of ❝The road nearsuffering dueintoasewage disrepair. We are Ravinder Sharma FROM ATAMA SINGH NAGAR Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 1 Recently, the road leading to a government smart school in Giaspura became inundated with overflowing sewage, compelling students and local residents to pass through the foul-smelling water. Residents have expressed that it is a recurring problem with sewer blockages and overflows being a common occurrence throughout different parts of Giaspura in Ward number 30 overflows. We earnestly appeal to the MC authorities to address these issues. ❞ Sukhai Pal FROM GIASPURA Sewage accumulates at Mini Rose Garden in Giaspura of Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA (which will be renumbered as per the new draft ward delimitation) in the Ludhiana South constituency. The situation at Mini Rose Garden in Giaspura has deteriorated over the past several years as sewage con- tinues to accumulate in the park. The Municipal Corporation has failed to provide a solution to the same. The park is also devoid of proper maintenance. Contaminated water supply is another pressing issue affecting various parts of the ward. Some inhabitants of Atama Singh Nagar and Shanti Nagar of Giaspura have reported that they were being compelled to consume contaminated water supplied by the Municipal Corpora- c m y b side the hospital, a car coming from the wrong side rammed into his brother’s car. “When my brother Bal Krishan talked to the car driver, the person instead of apologising started arguments with him. After heated arguments between both of them, when my brother, who was parking his car in the hospital lot, the suspect along with two others came and attacked Bal Krishan with swords and inflicted seri- Patwaris give up additional charge at 291 revenue circles in dist, people hit Residents forced to consume contaminated water in Giaspura areas WARD WATCH The man has been identified as Bal Krishan, a resident of Bal Singh Nagar. He is undergoing treatment at the Christian Medical College and Hospital where his condition was stated to be critical. ous injuries on his head and neck. The assailants own a building material store in Daresi,” he said. Vicky said since his brother suffered serious cuts on his head and neck, he was initially taken to the nearby hospital for first-aid, following which he was rushed to the Civil Hospital for treatment. Owing to his serious condition, doctors referred him to the CMCH. “The assailants had brutality attacked my brother and he is in a critical state. He is lying unconscious due to serious injuries. I want strict action against them,” he said. Initially, the police was not even listening to them but when the news reached the media, the police took their complaint seriously and assured to take strict action. Women empowerment Woman steals jewellery, caught on CCTV Polythene bags seized Ludhiana, September 1 A woman posing as a customer committed a theft at a jewellery shop in the Ram Nagar area here. She was captured in the CCTV camera of the shop. Later, the jeweller handed over the woman to the police. The incident occurred yester- Ludhiana, September 1 An NRI from Dubai was attacked by three persons with swords outside Ram Charitable Hospital in Daresi on Friday. The NRI had come to the hospital along with his wife for vaccination of his son. The man has been identified as Bal Krishan, a resident of Bal Singh Nagar. He is undergoing treatment at the Christian Medical College and Hospital where his condition was stated to be critical. Vicky Sehajpal, owner of JPD Records company and brother of the victim, said his younger brother had come for the vaccination of his son at a hospital in Daresi. Around 10 am, when he reached out- CONDITION CRITICAL tion. The issue is closely linked to the persistent problem of sewage overflow, which results in the accumulation of foul-smelling water in streets. The residents said sewage was getting mixed in the water supply line. Anamika, a resident of Shanti Nagar, said: “We have no choice but to consume contaminated water as we lack a water purifier. Additionally, the road leading to our residence is in a Continued on page 2 A patwarkhana sans official near Haibowal. ASHWANI DHIMAN Rajinder Singh, a visitor to the patwarkhana (revenue office) on Hambran Road, said he had come to obtain documents regarding his property but had to leave without completing the task. He said the government must take steps to ensure that the public did not encounter difficulties. Additionally, he urged the swift filling of vacant positions in revenue offices. Another visitor, Sarabjit Singh, said: “It is only the people that suffer due to unresolved disputes between the government and officials. I needed important documents related to my land but there was no official available to assist me. Common man is being forced to face inconveniences and the government should address the issue promptly by deploying more officials.” Varinder Sharma, the district president of the patwar union, said there were only 150 patwaris available for 441 revenue circles. Now, they have relinquished their duties in 291 revenue circles where they were given additional responsibilities. He said: “From today onwards, we are working in our designated revenue circles only and also urging the government to meet our demands.” 16-yr-old held for bid to rape minor Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 1 A 16-year-old boy attempted to rape a three-and-ahalf-year-old girl at her residence in Tharike village. The Sadar police after registering a case of rape and under the POCSO Act yesterday arrested the suspect. Since the suspect was juvenile, after producing him in a juvenile court, he was sent to the juvenile home. The complainant, the victim’s mother, told the police that the the boy was their immediate neighbour and he used to visit their house to play with her daughter. “On August 30, he came to our house and started playing with my daughter. Later, he took my daugh- ter in his lap and went inside the room. I turned suspicious and went to the room. I was shocked to see that he was taking off her clothes to violate her. When he saw me, he apologised to me for the act. When I warned him of police action, the suspect pushed me and fled. He also threatened me of dire consequences if I complained to the police,” she alleged. The victim’s mother said afterwards, she raised the alarm and called her husband. Yesterday, they lodged a police complaint following which, the police arrested the boy. Station House Officer, Sadar police station, Inspector Gurpreet Singh, said after nabbing the suspect, further investigation was launched in the case.
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