Chandigarh, April 6– Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the Haryana Government has approved an amount Rs 20,000 for Sanitization Activities in villages amid COVID-19.

Mr. Chautala informed that on demand for additional funds by various districts to carry out sanitization activities in the villages, the State Government has decided to grant permission to Gram Panchayats having own resources to carry out sanitization activities and to allow Rs. 20,000 to each of those Gram Panchayats having an annual income of less than Rs 2 lakhs from its own resources (including interest income from FDs).

He said that the Additional Deputy Commissioners in the State are directed to provide details of those Gram Panchayats, of their respective district, with an annual income of less than Rs.2 lakhs, from its own resources (including interest income from FDs) so that the necessary funds may be released.

He also said that the permission to carry out sanitization activities upto Rs.20,000/- from own resources may be issued to remaining Gram Panchayats which do not fall under the aforesaid criteria.