BADO Pynursla

Footpath At Lyngngai VillageFOOTPATH AT LYNGNGAI VILLAGE

Under Pynursla Border Areas Block, East Khasi Hills,Meghalaya
Funded from Special Central Assistance under BADP for the year 2007-08

Lyngngai village is situated in a difficult terrain where road connectivity is still a far cry. The only existing steep and old footpath connecting the village with the Pynursla-Myllat PWD road was made of locally available ordinary unsized boulders making the footpath not firm and slippery. This really had been posing a big problem to the villagers and farmers of the area who have no other option but to go through it to reach their destination. It is really dangerous to walk on it during rainy seasons, at night and especially while carrying heavy load (head load).
The hardship was addressed to the Border Areas Development Department, Meghalaya, which on spot verification found that the case is genuine and hence sanctioned an amount of Rs 1,50,000/- (one lakh fifty thousand) only from the Special Central Assistance under Border Area Development Programme for the year 2007-08 to cover a portion of the total distance. This scheme (c.c footsteps) gave employment to the villagers during the construction work and now continues to render its service to the people. The people of the village expressed their thankfulness and gratitude for the scheme and request the department to allot sanction for the rest of the pathway.


Footbridge Over Wahumpheh At Ryngkew VillageFOOTBRIDGE OVER WAHUMPHEH AT RYNGKEW VILLAGE

Under Pynursla Border Areas Development Block, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Funded from Special Central Assistance under BADP for the year 2008-09

This footbridge constructed from Special Central Assistance under Border Area Development Programme for the year 2008-09 occupies a strategic point giving its service mainly to the people of Ryngkew, Mawlam, Mawiang on one side of the river and that of Umniuh Tmar villages, Wahsherkhmut, Korblang, Mawdang, Nongshken, etc. on the other. Construction of this footbridge with footpath cost Rs 2, 50,000.00 which was sanctioned from SCA(BADP) for the year 2008-09. During dry seasons, not much problem was faced in crossing Wahumpheh but during rainy seasons, communication through the pathway was interrupted
On seeing the particular problem faced by the people of the above rural villages, the Department took the initiative and sanctioned an amount of Rs 2, 50,000/- (two lakh fifty thousand) only for the construction of the footbridge over the above river. This footbridge is now a solution to the pending problem along the way linking the above villages. The distance by road between Ryngkew and Umniuh village is around 30 km and as there are no direct vehicles plying between these villages so one has to change vehicles at every junction and this is not at all economical in terms of their time and money. This footbridge shortens the above distance reducing it to around 7 (seven) km. The department continues to receive words of thankfulness for the project.


Footbridge Over Wahrymben At Lapalang VillageFOOTBRIDGE OVER WAHRYMBEN AT LAPALANG VILLAGE

Under Pynursla Border Areas Development Block, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Funded from Special Central Assistance under BADP for the year 2002-03.
Span of the bridge : 60 mts
Amount : Rs 10,21,000/- (Ten lakhs twenty one thousands) only.
Year of construction : 2002
Year of completion : 2003
Name of contractor : Shri. Krit Khongjee, Headman of Lapalang Village

This footbridge over Wahrymben at Lapalang village was constructed from Special Central Assistance under Border Area Development, Meghalaya amounting to Rs 10, 21,000/- only to remove the hardship the rural poor villagers faced while crossing the river especially during monsoon seasons. This footbridge stands at a strategic point and hence reduces the distance to a very great extent. The semicircular distance by road is around 30 km but this footbridge cuts the road distance reducing it to 5 km from Lapalang to Lyngkhat. This footbridge serves the people of more than eight villages- Lapalang, Lyntidar, Pyrjat, Thiepjalong, Thai, Rimai, Lyngkhat, Nongtyngur, Lumwahniai, and others in their day to day communication and transportation of goods and agricultural products. Prior to the construction of this bridge, during monsoon season, the communication of these poor villagers and farmers to the other side of the river limited to market days only when vehicles plied directly but now this footbridge has changed their lot. Now, communication through this bridge takes place every day. The presence of this bridge has brought changes to the site turning it into an attractive and breathtaking spot for tourists from far and near. Its role and importance are undeniably great.


Ropeway At Wahkdait- PashumROPEWAY AT WAHKDAIT- PASHUM

Under Pynursla Border Areas Development Block, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya
Funded from Special Central Assistance under BADP for the year 1996-97
Length : 1000 m
Amount : Rs 6,00,000.00 (six lakhs) only.
Year of construction : 1997
Year of completion : 1997
Run and managed by : Wahkdait-Pashum Ropeway Transport Co-operative Society 

Pashum is situated in a very low lying area (ravine) and till now is not yet connected by road. People of the village and farmers of the nearby villages faced hardship and problem in transportation of their essential goods and agricultural products due to sky-high cost of head-load and also scarcity of workforce.
In order to solve the problem faced by these rural poor people, the Border Areas Development Department, Meghalaya, took a daring step in launching a new venture of its ever common and varied handled projects which is nothing but the ropeway linking Pashum with Wahkdait. This project of Rs 6,00,000/- (six lakhs) only was funded from Special Central Assistance under Border Area Development Programme for the year  1996-97 In the absence of road connectivity, this has been proving itself to be a great asset to the people of Pashum village in particular and of the surrounding villages in general and till now it is rendering its yeoman service.
This project is of great help to the people and has raised the economy of the people by a great degree. Say, instead of paying Rs 50/- (fifty) only for a 50kg bag of rice to a coolie, by ropeway it takes just Rs 10/-(ten) only, a reasonable charge for its maintenance. Time and energy are conserved to a very great extent.


Construction Of Raid Nongkhlieng Community Hall At Myllat-WahumremCONSTRUCTION OF RAID NONGKHLIENG COMMUNITY HALL AT MYLLAT-WAHUMREM

Under Pynursla Border Areas Development Block, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya
Funded from Special Central Assistance under BADP for the year 2008-09
Amount sanctioned: Rs 3,00,000/-

Raid Nongkhlieng, under the headship of one sirdar, consists of a cluster of six villages namely Nongkhlieng, Tyngkei, Myllat, Lyngngai, Nongmadan and Lyngkawet which all fall under Pynursla Border Areas Block. Besides their executive committees, annually they are holding their general meeting with members numbering more than five hundred (500). Having no community hall of their own, they found it a problem in holding their meetings and conducting cultural activities.
On learning their problem, the Border Areas Development Department, Meghalaya, extended its helping hand by sanctioning an amount of Rs 3,00,000/-( Three lakhs) only from Special Central Assistance under Border Area Development Programme for the year 2008-09. The construction of which is now completed. The sirdar requests the department to allot additional amount for extension of the hall so that all the members can be accommodated at the same time during the general meeting.


Construction Of Footbridge Over Wahlasiang At Nongsohphan Village

CONSTRUCTION OF FOOTBRIDGE OVER WAHLASIANG AT NONGSOHPHAN VILLAGE

Under Pynursla Border Areas Development Block, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya
Scheme: Special Central Assistance (BADP) for the year 2008-09
Year of construction and completion: 2009
Span: 12 mt.

At the point of Wahlasiang where ran the pathway, there was no bridge of any sort. This posed a great problem for the people in transporting their agricultural/ horticultural products- betel nuts, betel leaf, oranges, pepper, jackfruits, tespata, and etc. during rainy seasons. On seeing the problem faced by the farmers and the people of Nongsohphan, Nohwet, Riwai, etc, the Border Areas Development Department, Meghalaya, took the initiative and sanctioned an amount of Rs 2,00,000/- (Two lakhs) only from Special Central Assistance under Border Area Development Programme for the year 2008-09. In spite of the high cost of head-load in transporting the building materials from Nohwet station to the site, with the co-operation of the local people, construction of the footbridge was made possible. With the construction of the footbridge, the long pending problem faced for so long is now solved.


Construction Of Urksew- Wah Pathaw Upper Primary School Building

CONSTRUCTION OF URKSEW- WAH PATHAW UPPER PRIMARY BUILDING

Under Pynursla Border Areas Development Block, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya
Funded from Special Central Assistance under Border Area Development Programme
Enrolment:   Class V –Class VII =  41 (2009)

A sound mind is in a sound body. This is quite true of school building infrastructure. Urksew-Wah Pathaw Primary School was established in the year 1964 by the Dorbar Shnong and upgraded to U.P. in the year 2000. Schooling was carried out in a small hut made of reeds and Bamboos. Year to year the hut required repairing and replacement of reeds and bamboos had to be every now and then. The floor was muddy and the roof leaky. In the last summer of 2008, the B.A.D.O, Pynursla, during his visit to the school witnessed the wretched condition of the classrooms. During inclement weathers, classes were interrupted.

To facilitate the school management render uninterrupted education to the poor children of the area, the Border Area Development Department made a sanction of Rs 3,00,000/- (Three lakhs) only from SCA(BADP) for the year 2008-2009. Now, the newly constructed school building has replaced the hut.


Construction Of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Secondary School Building At Umniuh Tmar

CONSTRUCTION OF MAHATMA GANDHI MEMORIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL BUILDING AT UMNIUH TMAR

Under Pynursla Border Areas Development Block, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya
Funded from Special Central Assistance (BADP) for the year 2007-08
Amount sanctioned : Rs 7,43,000/-
Year of construction and completion : 2008

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Secondary School is the only Secondary school in Umniuh Tmar Elaka and has been giving its service to the people of the remote area of the border area since 1983. The assam type building in which the school had been functions does not have enough classrooms and the classroom partitions were made of planks. This made teaching and learning process unsound. During heavy rains and hailstones, classes were perturbed. Besides other factors, this is one of the reasons why students of the border villages leave their home and study in towns like Shillong which, in turn, affects the economy of their poor parents.

 On seeing this problem, the department made a sanction of Rs 7.43 (Lakhs) from SCA (BADP) for the year 2007-08 and, now, to a great extent their problem is solved.

The new school building is a great asset to the community as a whole. The School at present has seven teachers and seventy six students from classes VIII to X.


Bathing And Washing Place At Mawryngkang

BATHING AND WASHING PLACE AT MAWRYNGKANG

Under Pynursla Border Areas Development Block, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya
Funded from Special Central Assistance under BADP for the year 2006-07
Amount : Rs 1, 49,000/- (One lakh and forty nine thousand) only.

The water level at the particular points of the perennial river where the people of Mawryngkang village use its water for bathing and washing purposes was low whereas during rainy seasons it was difficult to cross the river and use the pathway to reach the agricultural fields and nearby villages on the eastern side of the river.

The Border Area Development, Meghalaya felt the need of the people in this regard and hence made a sanction of Rs.1, 49,000/- only from SCA (BADP) for the year 2006-07 from district level. The scheme was implemented and completed in 2007. Two bathing and washing places each for gents and ladies separately. With the construction and completion of the project, the sites of the river can be used for bathing and washing purposes throughout the seasons of the year.


Poultry And Piggery Farms At MawshunPOULTRY AND PIGGERY FARMS AT MAWSHUN

Under Pynursla Border Areas Development Block, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Funded from Special Central Assistance under BADP for the year 2004-05
Amount sanctioned : Rs 25, 00,000/- (Twenty five lakhs) only.

Mawshun Self Help Group was formed in the years 2001 with an aim to create employment opportunities among its members in particular and the residents of the Mawshun village in general. The village authority gifted them a big plot of land at the outskirt of the village which helped the group to approach the department which, in turn, made a sanction of Rs 25 (lakhs) from SCA (BADP) for the year 2004-05 for piggery and poultry farming. Rs 12.72 were allotted for civil works like construction of piggery and poultry sheds, godown, etc. The rest of the amount was allotted for the procurement of equipments, piglets, chicks, medicines, etc, etc.
           
Some members of the group obtained training in piggery and poultry farming. It was in 2009 that the scheme could be implemented in its true sense. The survival rate of pigs and kuroilers is found out to be appreciably high where as in the case of broilers, due to frequent load shedding and fluctuating weather conditions, the death rate was high during the first and second batches. However, the overall outcome is encouraging. At least 4 persons a day are engaged in the farm and the products find a good market which encourages the group to work harder.

The project is a great success. It creates employment opportunities and helps in raising the economy and living standard of the group. This project also helps in meeting the demand of pigs, kuroilers and broilers in the village, the surrounding villages and markets of the area.
The group now is willing to do other activities like rearing of cattle, rabbit, fish, etc.

To make the project a more grand success, the group feels the need of an approach road to the farm and fencing of the plot.