Rajya Sabha MP Khanna adopts Adamwal village
BJP Rajya Sabha member Avinash Rai Khanna has adopted the district's Adamwal village under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.punjab Updated: Nov 12, 2014 23:26 IST
BJP Rajya Sabha member Avinash Rai Khanna has adopted the district's Adamwal village under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The village was once famous for ivory inlay work. Situated on the periphery of the city, the village has a population of about 3,000 people and 70% are schedule castes and tribes. Khanna added he chose the village as it is close to the city and yet lacked basic infrastructure.
"I will focus on changing the face of the village with active public participation. My endeavour will be to make the panchayat members realise their potential and significance. They are an important part of the local government," he said.
"Funds are necessary to build material infrastructure but there are other things which can be done with will-power and an attitude of cooperation," he added.
The emphasis would be on making the village self-reliant by creating permanent sources of income, he added.
Drug menace remains a challenge
The drug menace has spread its tentacles in this village Khanna wants to make the village drug free.
"The youth is the real wealth of the nation. They cannot be left to spoil their lives. I will try my best to make my adopted village drug free. I'll see that unemployed qualified youth get adequate employment opportunities," said Khanna.
Dispute settlement a priority
The MP also dreams of making the village free of disputes that take up the valuable time of courts. "We will try to create such an atmosphere that all disputes are settled before the panchayat. It will save both time and money and help control crime," he added.
Khanna's other priorities are to set up solar energy equipment in the state and environment friendly garbage disposal system.
"This is in addition to the works listed in the guidelines received from the government under the SAGY scheme," he explained.
First Published: Nov 11, 2014 23:32 IST