State observes Gram Shakti Abhiyan

ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Gram Shakti Abhiyan was observed across the state with villagers receiving LED bulbs at subsidized rates under the Ujala scheme and learning of the benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and Saubhagya scheme.
In Tawang, the rural development and power departments and the APEDA came together for convergence of the flagship schemes. Cash components were given to beneficiaries under the PMAY (G), while the power department provided service connections. The APEDA provided LED bulbs at subsidized rates.
Tawang block was also adjudged the best performing block within the district under the Gram Shakti Abhiyan.
Speaking during the occasion, Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi expressed gratitude to the officers from the administration and various departments for the effort being put towards achieving the targets set under the selected schemes at identified villages.
He also reflected on the importance of participation of gaon burrahs, PRI members and villagers for successful implementation of schemes, selection of right beneficiaries, awareness regarding new policies and programmes, etc.
In Jang subdivision, five households of Khet village were provided with service connection under the Saubhagya scheme.
In Anjaw, the Anu Shiksha Sewa Trust, with support of the Art of Living (AoL), conducted an outreach event to light up villages in the district as part of Ujjwala Diwas.
Deputy Commissioner Mamata Riba gave away solar lamps to all the 12 families of Ruti village in a function organized by Chirang ASM Sohan Krong at Hawai on Saturday.
The DC thanked the AoL’s Sri Sri Rural Development Programme’s trustee Deepak Sharma for providing solar lamps to villagers of the border district.
The beneficiaries also received umbrellas and shoes as gifts from the DC.
ASM Sohan explained about the ‘Light a home’ project of the SSRDP.
In Hayuliang-Khupa, a special camp was set up by the Anjaw unit of the APEDA under APO Radhe Tamo for distribution of solar utilities at subsidized rates through the government as part of Ujjwala Diwas.
In West Kameng, the event was observed on Saturday at Buddha Stadium in Bomdila.
Opining that electrification brings in development and prosperity, Deputy Commissioner Sonal Swaroop called for complete electrification of the 16 targeted villages in the district within the stipulated time frame.
Officers of the power department and APEDA made presentations on the concept of Saubhagya, activities undertaken under Saubhagya in the district, and on relative tips on energy saving.
Of the few remaining villages under the targeted 16 villages in the district, electrification will be completed by 2 May on on-grid or off-grid basis, informed officials.
Subsidized LED bulbs were also sold on the occasion.
In Kra Daadi, DRDA Project Director S Lowang informed about the aims and objectives of the programme, and MIS TA Feroz Tayeng informed about MGNREGA and said 11661 households in the district have been issued job cards. Out of 730 works, he said, 525 have been completed and uploaded in the MIS so far.
APO (RE) Byabang Soping spoke about the PMAY (G) and said that 5026 households in the district have been targeted to be provided with RCC houses with basic amenities by 2022.
Later, the DRDA issued CGI sheets and ‘redging’ under PMAY (G) for distribution to 131 beneficiaries. (DIPROs)