PUDUCHERRY: The Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) is taking root in Puducherry with the model village development plan (VDP) ready for Sellipet and Karayamputhur.
The plan for Sellipet, prepared at an outlay of around Rs 19 crore, is set to go full steam shortly and be finished within a year, official sources told Express.
The plan, drawn up under Central and State schemes, was approved by the District-Level Committee (DLC) that met under the chairmanship of RS MP P Kannan on Wednesday. It will be published next week, P Parthiban, project director of District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), has said.
The plan for Karamputhur is also ready and will be placed before the DLC of Karayamputhur with LS MP R Radhakrishnan as chairman, when it meets this month, sources have said.
Kannan adopted the village of Sellipet in Thirubuvanai (SC), under SAGY, on December 12, 2014. The village has a population of around 3,400, with around 40 per cent of them being Scheduled Caste.
As per the VDP, the village is to get a check dam on Sankarabarani river at an outlay of Rs 12 crore by using NABARD funds, officials in the committee said.
Kannan has decided to provide the State’s share of the fund for the project under the MP Local Area Development (MPLAD).
The two schools in the village will get RO drinking water facilities and toilets, for which the MP has decided to provide funds under the MPLAD.
Besides, all the households will get toilets. The sub-centre in the village is to upgraded to a Primary Health Centre. The farmers are to get Soil Health Card, in the form of smart card which will provide the farmers details on the condition of the soil. District Collector Dr S Sundaravadivelu, who is the member-secretary of the committee, and other officials of were present.