“Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana” (SAGY) initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to give practical shape to the dream of the Mahatma Gandhi, who had envisioned Indian villages as being neat and clean, having all the modern amenities like connectivity, electricity, portable water etc. with people having developed scientific temper, spiritual vision, free from millennium caste and religious prejudices, said BJP State President & MP Jugal Kishore Sharma while addressing the first public meeting of the people of the Mathwar. He said that after more than 65 years after independence Narendra Modi has displayed extraordinary commitment for the upliftment of rural people by adopting the scheme to fulfill the dream of father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. He said this while inaugurating the implementation of “Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana” at village Mathwar having adopted it under this yojana. He further said that Mathwar is being adopted on account of its total lack of modern amenities and the entire surrounding area being most backward and undeveloped. He added that by adopting Mathwar, he want the people of the entire area get enthused and inspired to stir themselves out of centuries old economic and social un-development. He asked the residents of the village Mathwar to depute some volunteers for effectively executing the various improvement schemes under the yojana. These volunteers will interact with various departments and guide them in implementing the scheme most efficiently in the village.
Jugal Kishore Sharma was accompanied by District Development Commissioner, Jammu, Ajit Kumar Sahu and other officers from 27 departments who are to implement the various aspects of this scheme.
Ajit Kumar Sahu, on the occasion, said that the “Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana” is not only about providing usual amenities, like lanes, drains and electric polls, but envisages all round and total holistic development of the entire area. The scheme is about changing not only the physical features of the village but lays great stress on bringing about revolutionary transformation in the attitudes and outlook of the villagers, who would not only get accustomed to these better healthy living conditions but would value the all round development including unpolluted neat and clean environment. The various departments had also setup their stalls to disseminate information and knowledge among the people about the cleanliness and pollution free environment. Short Nukad play was also enacted on the occasion in this behalf.
Mathwar Sarpanch Ram Pal Sharma and Panch Baldev Sharma briefed the MP and the DDC about the problems being faced by the people and stressed for early solutions.
Besides Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana Central Advisory Committee Member Balbir Ram Rattan, senior officials of PHE, Health, Forest, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Education, PWD, Horticulture, Agriculture, Irrigation & Flood Control and Block Development Office were present on the occasion.