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Focus Area Development

Focus Area Development

Background

Purbi Singhbhum is one of the LWE affected districts in India. The Naxal insurgency has left the district behind in social, educational and economic aspects. The district administration has been working hard to improve the living conditions of citizens living in remote LWE affected villages. Several initiatives spanning across five thematic areas of the Aspirational Districts Programme have been implemented.

Implementation

Education: Girls who dropped out were identified and enrolled in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya. Girls who had a single parent or were orphans have also been enrolled in the school. Similarly, boys who dropped out were also identified and enrolled in residential schools run by welfare department.

Health & Nutrition: 66 health camps have been organised covering nearly 6,000 patients. The largest such exercise, a mega health camp, covered 1,250 patients.

Water Resources: 10 mini water supply and three rural water supply schemes were commissioned.

Skill Development: With the target of 295 SHGs in focus area, 299 SHGs have already been formed. 488 youth were selected for employment and placed in several sectors.

Basic Infrastructure: Six new roads of total 19.675 kilometres have been identified and the work is in progress. Over a 100 forest pattas have been distributed in focus area village. 

Source : Aspirational Districts for WEB



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