Jamshedpur: For the 51 families of Bada Jharna Hil village in Matigora panchayat in Jadugora, Thursday turned out to be a memorable day. From today, no one from the village will have to traverse 12 kilometre to bring monthly provisions from the nearest public distribution system (PDS) shop.
Thanks to the promptness shown by the state officials concerned at Mukhyamantri Jansamvad programme, a PDS shop has been opened in the village itself.
According to the Gram Pradhan Majhi Sundi, the 51 beneficiaries including 23 Antyodaya card holders had to go to Uttari Pabit village to bring ration items. Due to difficult terrains, the villagers had to stay overnight in the village.
The issue was raised at the Mukhyamantri Jan Samvad programme by a local social worker Birendra Kumar Singh. Taking serious note of the difficulty faced by the villagers, the officials concerned opened a PDS shop at the village periphery just two km away, said Sundi.
The news of the PDS shop being opened in the village led the residents to celebrate the occasion by distributing laddoos. The Mukhiya of Matigora Kartik Hembram and Birendra Kumar Singh were felicitated in the village.