Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme

DEVELOPMENT OF MORE THAN 72 PARKS OF CHANDIGARH:

More than 72 Parks of Chandigarh were developed under 46 MPLADS Projects during the tenure of Sh. Satya Pal Jain. Children Playing Equipments were also installed in these parks. A total estimated cost of Rs. 96.5 Lakhs was incurred on these projects out of MPLADS Funds.

Another 36 Parks were recommended by him but could not be developed due to sudden dissolution of Lok Sabha and declaration of General Elections in 1999. Development of another 22 parks was rejected as per guidelines of MPLADS.

13 COMMUNITY CENTRES CONSTRUCTED:

Out of the total 23 Community Centres recommended by Sh. Satya Pal Jain under MPLADS, 13 Community Centres were constructed in various parts of Chandigarh at a total estimated cost of Rs. 87.9 Lakhs. Both rural and urban areas were covered. They are now being used by the residents of Chandigarh for organisation of Marriages & Other Social Functions.

Construction of 6 Community Centres was rejected as per MPLADS guidelines and another 4 Community Centres could not be taken up due to the sudden dissolution of Lok Sabha & Declaration of General Elections.

COMPUTER EDUCATION INTRODUCED IN 9 SCHOOLS & COLLEGES OF CHANDIGARH:

Sh. Satya Pal Jain introduced Computer Education in 9 Schools & Colleges of Chandigarh and provided them with a total of 16 computers under MPLAD Scheme. A total of Rs. 11.1 Lakhs were spent for this out of MPLADS Fund.

3RD PHASE OF ROCK GARDEN:

Extension work of the Third Phase of the famous Rock Garden (created by Sh. Nek Chand) was done under MPLAD Scheme at a total estimated cost of about Rs. 6.9 Lakhs.

HEALTH SERVICES STRENGTHENED:

Mr. Satya Pal Jain laid much emphasis on strengthening the Health Services of Chandigarh.

He provided 1 Funeral Van, 2 Patient Vans & 1 Ambulance [High Roof Tempo Traveler] to The Indian Red Cross Society (UT Branch), UT Chandigarh out of his MPLADS Funds for providing Medical Aid to the residents of Chandigarh. 1 Ambulance was provided to Sewa Bharti, Chandigarh for giving medical aid to the needy persons. 1 Gypsy was also provided to the Drug Deaddiction Centre, Palsora, UT Chandigarh for providing medical assistance to the needy. A total expenditure of about Rs. 33 Lakhs was incurred on this.

STUDENTS’ CENTRE CONSTRUCTED IN PANJAB UNIVERSITY:

Construction of Student’s Centre (Stu-Cee) in Panjab University was done under MPLAD Scheme during the tenure of Mr. Jain at the cost of about Rs. 9.37 Lakhs.

DRINKING WATER FACILITIES PROVIDED:

Water Shortage remains one of the major problems being faced by residents of Chandigarh. Where on the one hand, he approached the Central Government for a long term solution to this problem, he made provisions for providing drinking water facilities out of his MPLADS Funds as well. 10 Water Tankers were provided to Municipal Corporation Chandigarh for supplying water to people at the time of their social functions. Recommendations were also made for Installation of Hand Pumps, Water Boosters, Fresh Water Taps, Tubewells and Water Pumps in various parts of Chandigarh.

Out of the total 9 Projects recommended, 3 were completed at a cost of about Rs. 3.56 Lakhs, 3 were rejected as per MPLADS Guidelines and 3 could not be implemented due to the sudden dissolution of Lok Sabha in 1999.

ADDITIONAL CLASS ROOMS FOR GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS:

Additional Class Rooms were constructed for Two Government High Schools in rural areas of Chandigarh out of MPLADS Funds at a total estimated cost of about Rs. 10.5 Lakhs.

WELFARE OF THE BLIND:

1 Vehicle [TATA LP-407] was provided to the Blind Students Institute, Sector 26 by Mr. Jain out of his MPLADS Funds. A room was also constructed out of the MPLADS Funds for setting up Computerized Electronic Braille Printer-cum-Braille Library for the Society for the Care of Blind, Sector 26. About Rs. 7.6 Lakhs were spent on these projects.

DEVELOPMENT OF CREMATION GROUNDS:

3 Projects for development of Cremation Grounds and Muslim Graveyard were undertaken under MLPADS at a total estimated cost of about Rs. 4.95 Lakhs. 2 Projects were rejected as per MPLADS Guidelines and 1 Projects could not be undertaken due to sudden dissolution of Lok Sabha.

OTHER PROJECTS:

Various other development projects were undertaken under MPLADS at a cost of Rs. 72 Lakhs. Some of these projects included the following:

  • Installation of Street Lights.
  • Construction of Public Toilets.
  • Plaza Carnival: Installation of Facilities (Stage, changing room, etc.) for conducting Plaza carnival in Sector 17.
  • 1 Van provided to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Chandigarh.
  • Construction of Hume Pipe Culvert on Sukhna Choe on link road from Chandigarh-Ambala road to Village Makhanmajra.
  • Construction of Bus Queue Shelter.
  • Construction of Labour Shed at Labour Chowk.
Overview of MPLADS Utilization
Total no. of projects recommended under MPLAD Scheme. 234
No. of projects approved under MPLADS.
(No. of MPLADS projects completed + No. of pending projects)
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101 (94 + 7)
No. of projects rejected/dropped under guidelines of MPLADS.
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94
No. of projects which could not be implemented
due to sudden dissolution of 12th Lok Sabha and declarations of elections.
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39
Total MPLAD funds received during tenure. 3,50,00,000.00
+ Interest earned on deposits. 15,70,038.21
Grand Total of Available Funds under MPLADS. 3,65,70,038.21
Total Estimated Cost of Projects Approved under MPLAD Fund. 3,43,31,817.00
MPLAD Funds deposited with executing agencies. 3,11,01,387.00
MPLADS Funds lying unutilised as on 31.03.2004. 54,68,651.21
MPLADS Funds carried over to MP (13th Lok Sabha). 50,00,000.00
Balance Funds available under MPLADS. 4,68,651.21