When Prime Minister Narendra Modi adopted ‘Jayapur’ in Varanasi under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna (SAGY), all eyes were focused on the village, which has a population of just 3,205 with women outnumbering men by a huge margin. In the last five months, PM Modi took special care to make Jayapur India’s ‘Smart Village No. 1’.
The village now have 8 bio-toilets, a modern Aanganwadi centre with all facilities for kids and women and one room pucca houses for the poor. Efforts are on to install solar lights to ensure 24/7 power supply to the villagers and provide them with clean drinking water.
Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been a regular visitor to Jayapur ever since the PM has adopted it. His team has been working on a war-footing to fulfill all requirements of the villagers and provide a modern touch to the poor village.
District Magistrate Pranjal Yadav visits Jayapur at least once in a month. The Lekhpal, Tehsildar, BDO and others are regulars to the village. Jayapur now has three banks – State Bank of India, Union Bank and Syndicate Bank.
Jayapur, which hardly received 8-10 hours of power supply per day, now has over 100 solar streetlights. People will be supplied with 600 LED bulbs soon. Eight bio-toilets have already been constructed. Eight more are being to built in the village.
Jayapur’s Vanvasis, a tribal community, have been allotted one-room pucca houses. 14 lucky tribal families will soon move in to their new houses. The colony has been named as ‘Atal Nagar’.
The old primary school has been renovated and got a new look. A new bus stop is coming up at Jayapur soon. A 20,000-litre overhead water tank is being built.
Every household will get water connection with the next 6-8 months. RSS cadres have been entrusted with the work of making all efforts to see that Jayapur remains No. 1 smart village in the country.
Source: Indian Express