Ranchi, Aug. 27: Reviewing the Namami Gange Project, Chief Secretary Mrs. Raj Bala Verma has directed the UNDP officers to speed up implementing the work-plan for composite development of 33 panchayats and 78 villages.
She said that SPMG and UNDP have been constituted to sensitize people about sanitation issue. Various schemes should be implemented under this. It should be noted that this unit has signed MoU with UNDP under Rural Sanitation Initiative in Jharkhand for 78 villages under Namami Gange Project.
The CS said that horseradish plants which are full of nutrition should be planted in the villages situated on the bank of the Ganga. She said that SHGs working in identified rural areas should be tagged with the bank and damaged roads should be identified and repaired.
UNDP officers told the CS that 7 thousand seedling plantation is proposed, 400 smokeless ovens have been distributed and 1,000 are proposed. Moreover, the farmers of those panchayats will be trained technically by R. K. Mission and afterwards, they will be given the degree of small agricultural scientist.
UNDP told that on the bank of the Ganga adjacent to Sahebganj, a fly ash brick construction company is proposed in a village where local people will be employed. This unit will start in October.
SPMG Project Director R. K. Sharma said that DPR for SLWM (solid liquid waste management) will be prepared in 2 villages in September and 5450 bio-digest toilets are to be constructed in the flood affected villages on the bank of the Ganga. Moreover, 32 bathrooms and 9 crematoriums will be constructed in 78 villages.
SPMG Project Director R. K. Sharma, National Coordinator P. S. Sodhi, State Coordinator Mrs. Sumantra Mukherjee and Mr. Vibhuti Kumar were present in the meeting.