Name of the Scheme: Motorable Bridge at PHC Approach Road at Mawlong Village.
Amount Sanctioned: Rs. 15.00 lacs
Years of Schemes: SCA(BADP)2016-17.
Public Health Centre at Mawlong has been appreciably rendering health services to the people of Mawlong, Nongduh, Diengsiar, Umwai, etc . But there was no access to the said Health Centre by road and regarding this, much had been discussed even in the Co-ordination Committee of the Sohra Civil Sub Division.
The land required for the construction of approach road to the said centre, belongs to private owners and in the process of construction, a good number of betelnut trees were to be felled and breast walls of some households were to be modified. However, with the consent and generousity of the owners of these properties, scheme was proposed. The Government accordingly approved and sanctioned the proposal under BADP for the year 2016-17 @ INR 15.00(L) for the construction of a motorable footbridge of around 17 metres on the stream of the proposed approach road. The Village Council of Mawlong had duly completed the construction of the project in a very satisfactorily manner and the scheme for the construction of the approach road was sanctioned and implemented under Other Programmes for the year 2016-17 @ INR 15.00(L). The road is now being used by both the patients and the public. The remaining work i.e, MBT/CC work of this road is a necessity for the convenience of the patients in particular and the public in general
Name of the Scheme: Footbridge over Wahlyngngam at Mawlatang.
Amount Sanctioned: Rs. 26.70 lacs
Years of Schemes: SCA (BADP) 2015-16 & 2016-17
Wahlyngngam is a river, lying in between Sohkhmi and other villages on the other side viz Mawlatang, Tyrngei, Mawkliaw, Tyrngei, etc. This river is pretty big with a span of more than 85 metres and so crossing to the other side is quite impossible especially during monsoons. The people of these villages are mostly farmers who depend their livelihood mostly on horticultural activities. Oranges and other fruits, betel nuts, betel leaves, tespata, etc are actively cultivated on both the terrains of the river.
The existing footbridge on the river being very old and dilapidated was no more safe for commuters to use. Being concerned of the impending hardship, the sirdar of Lai Kyntoit viz Mawkliaw, Mawlatang and Sohkhmi approached the office of the Border Areas Development, Sohra in 2014 with a request for prompt action from the side of the office in proposing scheme for the construction of a new footbridge in place of the existing one. Due to fund constraint, construction of the footbridge was undertaken in two phases- that is phase-I in 2015-16 @ INR 8.00(L) and phase-II in 2016-17 @ INR 18.70 (L). The village council was actively involved in the construction of the said footbridge. The same was duly completed and so the difficulty faced by villagers of the above villages in commuting and transporting horticultural produce across Wahlyngngam river is now removed. A cluster of villages on both sides of the river are actually now connected.
Name of the Scheme: Footbridge over Wahrangum at Wahsohra
Amount Sanctioned: Rs. 8.61 lacs
Years of Schemes: SCA (BADP) 2016-17
Wahsohra village is a newly notified border village (2015) of Sohra block under 28-Sohra Assembly Constituency. The village is not yet connected by road, and it takes more than 50 minutes time to reach the village on foot from the nearest road head. However, it is well connected by very steep footsteps. The people of this village earn their livelihood mostly from horticultural and bamboo handicraft activities.
Beside the village, there runs a stream of around 17 metre span which impedes people’s movement during monsoon seasons, and the villagers have to daily cross the same to reach their fields and other neighbouring villages like Nohshuit and Mawtuli. Prior to the completion of this footbridge, they used to commute through the bamboo bridge to cross the stream. The village council addressed this connectivity problem to the Border Areas Development office, Sohra explaining the fact that the kutcha bridge they made was not at all safe especially for small children, and also that it had to be repaired/reconstructed every year. The Border Areas Development Officer, Sohra, on learning about this hardship that the people of this village faced, inspected the site and found that what he was informed was a reality. Proposal was made from the interest money of the office through the District Level Screening and Selection Committee of the Department. With the approval of the Government, construction of the proposed footbridge over this stream/river known as Wahrangum accordingly took place. The villagers took active part in the construction of this footbridge and finally the same was completed. With the completion of this footbridge, this stream/river is no longer a barrier for the people’s movement across it.
Name of the Scheme: KHAHMOHI LP SCHOOL BUILDING, KHAHMOHI
Amount Sanctioned: Rs. 5.7372 lacs
Years of Schemes: SCA (BADP) 2016-17
Khahmohi is a border village under Sohra Block. It is located near Shella and is 3 Km from the International Border. The village is not yet connected by road. The people of this village earn their livelihood from agricultural activities and as labourers. The village, out of the villagers' contribution, runs one LP School in the village for the primary education of their children. Economically unsound as they are, they could not afford construct a school building for the school they had set up. Classes were conducted in the existing kutchcha community hall of the village. Members of the village expressed the difficulties they encountered in running the school without proper building infrastructure. In order to help them overcome this particular problem, financial assistance of INR 5.7372(L) under Special Central Assistance (Border Area Development Programme) during 2016-17 was awarded to the village council for the construction of a pucca school building. The villagers of the village expressed their gratitude to the Border Areas Development Department for having helped them overcome the problem they could not solve on their own.Next