Setting an instance of self-reliance, good infrastructure, and scenic environment, Ambuja Cement Foundation’s (ACF) adopted core village – Mangi in Chandrapur, Maharashtra – was awarded the R.R Aba Patil Smart Village Award on the district stage. Being Open Defecation Free, having a well-maintained drainage system, protected consuming water provide, high quality highway community, 100% vaccination of group members, and a widespread ban on plastic, scored brownie factors for Mangi to be declared ‘Smart.’
As per the RR Patil Smart Village Award, villages in Maharashtra are awarded by the gram panchayats at taluka and district ranges based mostly on their efficiency throughout quite a lot of parameters. This ranges throughout areas like cleanliness, well being, schooling, the surroundings, and using info-tech and renewable vitality.
District stage committee members Dr. Mitali Sethi, President and CEO, Kapilnath Kalode, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Panchayat), and Kiran Kumar Dhanwade Rajura Group Development Officer, inspected the village, and as a consequence of assembly all parameters, was declared a ‘Smart Village’.
Since 2017, the group has been dedicatedly working in direction of attaining a Smart Village standing. Every morning for two hours, the group comes collectively to wash the village, talk about methods to lift water ranges, and guarantee upkeep of all infrastructure. As a consequence, the village has been in a position to obtain this standing with the help and involvement of the gram panchayat and Ambuja Cement Foundation, together with obtainable authorities schemes and group contributions.
Talking concerning the extraordinary recognition of Mangi village, Pearl Tiwari, Director & CEO, Ambuja Cement Foundation stated, “It is a great satisfaction to see a village that ACF has closely worked with, alongside the gram panchayat, district administration, and community members, achieve this remarkable milestone. We are committed to enabling positive change and prosperity within rural communities, and this achievement showcases a great transformation. I am hopeful that many more ACF-adopted core villages will be recognized as ‘Smart Villages’ in the years to come.”
Apart from 100% rest room amenities and concrete roads, Mangi can also be outfitted with an RO plant, a stable waste administration system, an outside gymnasium, and likewise a village Reading Room. Recently a Village Agriculture Resource Centre was arrange, offering farming recommendation to village farmers and likewise conducting coaching packages on superior agriculture methods, to enhance farming practices.
Adding to the country great thing about the village, the gram panchayat developed a backyard on the entrance of the group and planted 8000 saplings throughout the village. Under its 1 billion tree plantation programme, ACF got here up with a brand new and revolutionary strategy of making a dense plantation on additional village land, which can give Mangi a dense forest look with native forest timber, shrubs and orchards, thus making it an oxygen park.
In 2017, Mangi was declared a Smart Village at a Taluka stage, and likewise received the Sant Gadgebaba Gram Swachhata Puraskar for being the cleanest village within the block – later successful the district stage award as properly. Mangi village now stands for example of how a group participatory strategy produces outcomes, and the group is working in direction of the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana of attaining a Model Village standing.
First printed on: 28 Apr 2022, 09:50 IST