VELLORE:Residents of Sanjivrayapuram village in Bramapuram panchayat in Katpadi block have pooled Rs 10 lakh and collected an additional Rs 20 lakh from the Vellore Institute of Technology University (VIT) toward contribution to development work under the Self Sufficiency Scheme (SSS) in the village.
Under the SSS, one third of the total cost of the project must be contributed by the public with the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) contributing the remaining two-thirds to implement development work.
The villagers proposed four development works — laying of roads, erecting streetlights along the road, constructing a parapet wall and a drainage system — at a cost of Rs 90 lakh in Sanjivrayapuram village in Sanjivrayapuram hills.
“We have collected Rs 10 lakh from the villagers and Rs 20 lakh from VIT,” said panchayat president Revathi Sundaraj.
Block Development Officer of Katpadi, Vijayalakshmi, said that the project’s proposal has been submitted to the Collector and Project Director of DRDA. After the collector issues the administration sanction, a tender will be floated and the work will commence, she said.