Name of the Scheme: Construction of L. P. School Building at Paglapara Village
Amount Sanctioned: Rs. 7.00 lacs
Years of Schemes: SCA (BADP) 2015-16.
The building is in very bad conditions; we are concerned for the safety of our children and we often urge the teachers not to conduct classes during storms and strong winds as the structures has become weak and may collapse at any moment’ said a worried looking June Sangma, a concerned parents and inhabitants of Paglapara Village. A 3 (Three) room A-type school building has been constructed way back in the earlies 80‘s and the building shows a sign of ruthless dilapidation and ruins with rust and holes on the leaking roofs. The school has since been functioning from the old school building with little or no choice to be made. The school accommodates more than 30 students in a year. The village is landlocked from either side of the village as the Rongkai river passes through the frontier of the village stretching from the South East and South west corner.
The office upon receiving their grievances and their dire needs for the school building initiated a prior verification and inspection of the building somewhere during March, 2014 and shockingly it was learnt that the entire structures was on the verge of a collapse. The office then initiated process to put forth the proposal for the new school building for the then current year SCA (BADP) which was accordingly approved and sanctioned. Upon receiving the sanctions, the implementation of the project commence in the month of September, 2015 without any further delay and the school regular classes were shifted to a makeshift structure. Prior to actual execution of work and on the very first day, the old school building collapses while the dismantling work of CGI roofing was being carried out. It was fortunate that none was gravely hurt in the process.
Today, upon completion of the building, the school once again is functioning from the same location but with a new rejuvenated and welled built structure safeguarding the children from the harshness of inevitable rains and storms. The parents too can now take a sigh of relief as their children attend their classes in a safely proper and appropriate school building.
Name of the Scheme: Construction of C. C. Weir, filtrations, and laying of GI pipelines including installation of Diesel water pump connecting to main storage tank at Salmanpara.
Sanctioned: Rs. 10.00 lacs.
Years of Schemes: SCA (BADP) 2015-16
The project of providing potable drinking water for Salmanpara Village has been initiated by the department under SCA (BADP) 2015 – 2016 upon viewing the acute shortage of water and the unavailability of water supply connectivity in the area. The Village is located high above the sea level. During dry season the womenfolk from the village had to walk some 4 – 5 Km to fetch potable water and it has been an ordeal for many a years. The Village has 300 plus household with a population of about more than 1100.
The office upon receiving the grievances - their need for potable water – acted promptly and has made a feasibility survey in the beginning of February, 2014 so as to create possibility to draw water from a nearby perennial sources and in consultation with the officials of the respective nodal department of PHE, necessary plan and estimates has been framed accordingly to put forth the proposal under SCA (BADP) and for which the office received a sanction amount of Rs. 10,00,000. The implementation of the project commences in the month of January, 2016 and brought to completion in the month of August, 2016. The completed project was then officially inaugurated by Shri W. D. Sangma, Hon’ble MLA – 55 Salmanpara (ST) and Parliamentary Secretary, in charge of Home, Education etc, Govt. of Meghalaya on 7th. of September, 2016.
Today, with the materialization of the project, the villagers will have sufficient potable drinking water nearby their doorsteps. The PHC, Salmanpara and the Police Outpost which is also crippled with acute shortage of water throughout the year can also get water connectivity via G. I pipeslines through 5 main provisions for outlets from the main water tank which has a capacity of storing more than 20,000 liters of water. The target for facilitating supply of potable drinking water to the people has been achieved and the importance and necessity of running the completed project by the constituted organized community as well as preserving the ecosystem of the water sources has been imparted and made aware to the inhabitants.