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Rs 40 cr spent on developing Khola under Adarsh Gram scheme: Sawaikar




Eight-five per cent of the works in the Khola village, which was adopted by him through the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) are completed by spending around Rs 40 crore, Member of Parliament (MP) Narendra Sawaikar has said.

Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’ after nearly a hour-long review meeting with the officials of various departments in presence of the district collector Dr Tariq Thomas on Monday, Sawaikar said, “Khola village works are almost completed. Eighty-five per cent of the works are ready. A few new works are also added. During the review meeting held on Monday, I urged the officials of various departments to speed up the works. Khola village has seen development works worth around Rs 40 crore. The electricity department alone has spent Rs 4 crore on developmental works,’’ he added.

He said that various schemes of the government are made available to the villagers of Khola, besides the community projects. “Through the SAGY, we have provided shed nets to fishermen, upgraded schools, improved health care, constructed ponds and bandharas for the benefit of farmers, electrified village roads, provided ATM services and encouraged community farming. Developmental works of around Rs 40 crore have been done in Khola village,” the MP informed adding that all the development is being done in accordance with the village development plan prepared by the panchayat.

He informed that in all there were 197 projects proposed in the village of which 85 per cent are completed. “The remaining works will be completed in next 6 to eight months. I must thank the Prime Minister Narendra Modiji for such a brilliant idea. Through SAGY and with the active support of state government, the remote village of Khola saw remarkable development, the development will help improve the standard,” the MP said.

Sawaikar further said that he has now focused on the second village adopted under SAGY adding, “Out of 54 works proposed in the Kavrem-Pirla village, six are completed.”

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