As many as 11 revenue villages of Hailakandi district of Assam have been identified for the implementation of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan.
As part of ongoing Gram Swaraj Abhiyan , the Hailakandi district administration observed Swachh Bharat Mission at all the Gram Panchayats especially which are not Open Defecation Free.
Several programmes were conducted with the active participation of the citizens of the village panchayats on ‘Swachhta’ (Cleanliness), officials informed.
The residents of those villages which have not yet been declared ‘Open Defecation Free’ were encouraged to take it up as a mass movement.
Shramdaan was taken up by the GPs by cleaning and digging twin pit toilets in the villages. Door-to-door awareness was created on the importance of using toilets, health and hygiene.
Deputy Commissioner, Hailakandi, Adil Khan urged the panchayat representatives and common citizens to co-operate whole-heartedly in the mission.
Closely monitoring the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan since day one, Deputy Commissioner Khan directed the PHE Department and other concerned departments to pitch in all efforts to hasten the process of making all the gram panchayats ODF and to fast track the process to make them ODF Plus.
Chairing a review meeting on Tuesday, Khan directed the officials of the line departments to focus on those GPs that are at the rock-bottom insofar as sanitation is concerned.
Entrusting the task of organising the multi-phased event with the district heads of several departments, Khan told the officials that Central observers might make unannounced inspection of the gram sabhas to see whether the programmes marked for the occasion are being held in the appropriate manner or not. “The district heads of concerned departments have to ensure effective implementation of all activities to be carried out across the district during the campaign,” he said.
As many as 11 revenue villages have been identified for the implementation of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan. The villages are Polarpur, Bakrihowar Part II, Bakrihowar Part III, Narainpur Part IV, Borbond Part III, Borthol FV, Harishnagar Part I, Dholai-Molai Part VI, Gharmurah FV, Jakabpur FV and Ramnathpur FV.
The campaign aims at 100 per cent saturation of seven schemes vis-a-vis Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Saubhagya, Ujala scheme, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana and Mission Indradhanush. “This high-intensity drive is intended to deliver welfare to select villages which are seen to be in need of particular attention,” said Khan.
All households in the 11 villages will be provided LPG connections as part of the campaign. Oil marketing companies in association with the district administration will organise Ujjwala Diwas on April 20 by holding LPG Panchayats.
By creating a special observation day, the public sector oil marketing companies intend to promote among the rural customers safe and sustained use of LPG through peer group interactions on a large scale.
‘The Ujjwala Diwas programme will promote enhanced target of enrolling 100 per cent LPG gas connections in the targeted villages. Gas cylinder and also LED bulbs will be provided to eligible beneficiaries during the campaign,” said Deputy Commissioner Khan.
Each panchayat would be targeting participation by 500 women with a goal of enrolling at least 100 new beneficiaries. “Apart from experience sharing aimed at safe and sustained use of LPG, all-out efforts would be made to maximise customer enrolment,” said Khan.
On April 24, Rashtriya Panchayati Raj Diwas would be held during which seminars, awareness programmes would be organised from gram panchayat to the district level on the themes of women empowerment, women health, vaccination and social development.
On April 28, Gram Shakti Abhiyan would be held in the gram panchayats and development blocks during which some people would be benefitted under Pradhan Mantri Soubhagya Yojana and on April 30, Ayushman Bharat Diwas would be observed.
The Deputy Commissioner further said that on May 2, the agriculture department would organise Kisan Kalyaan Karyashala in order to disseminate information as well as intervention for doubling the income of farmers by 2022 and on May 5, Aajeevika and Kaushal Vikas Mela would be organised at block levels under National Rural Livelihood Mission.