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Najma Heptulla adopts Phanda Kalan village, assures income generating assets
Thursday November 20, 2014 11:55 PM, Pervez Bari,

Dr. Najma Heptulla, Union Minority Affairs Minister, has said that infrastructure and income generating assets will be provided in Phanda Kalan village in the Bhopal district of Madhya Pradesh which she has adopted.

Dr Najma Heptullah

After unveiling the plaque for adoption of Phanda Kalan village, about 20 kms from state capital Bhopal, under Pradhan Mantri Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, (PMSAGY), at Huzur Tehsil in Bhopal district here on Thursday, Dr. Heptulla said that the objective of the scheme is to create ideal villages throughout the country.

New avenues generating rural income like food packaging, organic farming etc. needs to be explored for development of Phanda Kalan village.

Indian villages are full of resources which needs to be exploited fully. She assured that basic infrastructure, sanitation, hygiene, educational and medical facilities will be regularly provided to Phanda for all round development of the village.

Dr. Heptullah further said that extra-curricular exposure and skill development training will increase the income levels of the villagers. She also stated that Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana is in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision of linking villages with the flow of development in the country.

She assured the village community that furniture will be provided to the schools where infrastructure facilities are lacking in Phanda Kalan village.

The Union Minister proposed that an agricultural college based on latest technologies will be established in the village.

She said that Government will provide facilities to the children for excelling in sports.

She also suggested that the available resources can be utilized for establishment of Gobar Gas Plant to cater to the needs of rural women in cooking. There is a need to keep village neat and clean for preventing diseases. She stated that milk and dairy development can be encouraged in this village.

The Union Minister celebrated birthday of Aanganwadi children of Phanda Kalan village. She also participated in the Swachh Bharat Programme at a water tank in Phanda Kalan village. Dr. Heptulla distributed certificates to the meritorious women of the village.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Maya Singh, Madhya Pradesh Women and Child Development Minister, said that the holistic development of Phanda Kalan village can be achieved through PMSAGY scheme.

Rameshwar Sharma, MLA of Huzur constituency in which Phanda village lies, while welcoming the assemblage, said that the fruits of welfare schemes of government should reach its targeted audience.

Alok Sanjar, Member of Parliament from Bhopal, speaking on the occasion said that stated that the development of villages will lead to the all round development of the nation.

At the outset a welcome song was rendered by school girls while another group presented a tribal dance. (

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