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Cachar admin reaching out to people
 SILCHAR, Sept 15 - The Cachar district administration is reaching out to people with various initiatives under the ongoing Poshan Maah Abhiyan.

 As a part of the campaign, Katigorah MLA Amar Chand Jain and Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli jointly inaugurated a water purity testing booth with a vision to free germ by testing the quality of water at no. 652 Hatimara LP School at Dinonathpur Bagicha under Kalain Block under the Adarsh Gram Yojna scheme.

The Deputy Commissioner requested all the villagers to come forward for testing of water of different sources like ring well, pond water and supply water also.

“Under the Adarsh Gram Yojana, the village should be developed as an ideal one so that it becomes an example to other villages and it is the responsibility of every villager to make it a developed village,” Jalli said.

Meanwhile, a ‘Poshan Vatika’ was also jointly inaugurated by MLA Jain and Deputy Commissioner Jalli.

The Deputy Commissioner instructed the concerned officials and other stakeholders to develop such ‘Poshan Vatika’ in every village and to take care of it by the locals and anganwadi workers. Jalli appreciated the work of Poshan Abhiyan initiated by the Social Welfare Department, Cachar, and expressed her satisfaction.

Poshan Vatika is a source of fresh and healthy food for children and expecting mothers. The families are encouraged to go in for cultivating different vegetables, mostly local varieties, and fruits in their backyard spaces, primarily for home consumption, and are provided with critical inputs, including seeds.

She added to inform that the entire month of September is being celebrated as Poshan Maah and emphasised on consuming nutritious food, especially lactating mothers and malnourished children. She also urged everyone to maintain COVID-19 protocols by wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing.

Speaking on the occasion, MLA Jain said that the village should be brought under geo tagging and requested the Deputy Commissioner to ensure actual beneficiaries derive the benefits of widow pension and old-age pension.

Referring to the Orunodoi scheme, Jain said that the benefit of this scheme is only for widows or divorced women and also for women who are unmarried and differently-abled.

The MLA also requested for opening up of Aadhar centre in each ward of the village to facilitate the distribution of Aadhar card.

Block Development Officer, Kalain, Nandalal Gowala said that Dinonathpur Bagicha under Kalain Block has been taken up as an ideal village under the Adarsh Gram Yojana and the government has allocated Rs 5 crore for the project for its development out of which Rs 50 lakh has already been sanctioned as the first instalment. He mentioned that Rs 10 lakh has been earmarked for the construction of entry gate of the village, Rs 10 lakh for the construction of a community hall and Rs 30 lakh for the installation of 60 solar lights in the village.

Later, foundation stone of entry gate of Adarsh Gram Yojna Village was laid by MLA Jain and Deputy Commissioner Jalli in presence of District Coordinator of Poshan Abhiyan, Nurul Hasan Chowdhury, GP president, officials and local villagers.

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