Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today called on Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh in Delhi and urged him to ensure speedy completion of formalities related to construction of rural link roads in Punjab under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna (PMGSY).

Official sources here said the Chief Minister demanded that a sum of Rs 31 crore be released under Phase IV of the Integrated Watershed Management Programme for development of state’s kandi areas as well as the balance of Rs 91 crore under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) budget.