Name of the Scheme: Construction of Two Storey school building at Josipara High School including boundary wall and approach road sponsored by SCA BADP 2018-19.
Amount Sanctioned: Rs. 45,64,512 /-
Years of Schemes: SCA (BADP) 2018-19.
Education plays a key role in moulding and shaping the young minds and to prepare them to venture out into the real world later in life. Josipara has been selected for development under model village SCA BADP since 2016-17 and along with infrastructural development, education has also been given focus in the village. The village shares its borders with the neighbouring two to three villages and made up a total population of 1892 (2011 census). There is a conglomeration of primary section upto Secondary levels of education at one convenient place in Josipara. Many school buildings have been constructed in the past funded by different State and Central programmes in Josipara. There is also an English Primary Section in the same venue. However, as years go by, the number of students increases and the need of bigger buildings crops up. The High school section has been catering to the students in a borrowed building of upper primary section since many years back. As the students joined here from cluster villages of Doriapara, Doldenggagre and Tibapara, the dearth of class room has become imminent. Their plight was made known to the nodal department and the proposal for construction of a new building for High school section was initiated. The local leaders gave nod to the proposal and the land was also gifted by the School managing authorities to construct the same. Since adequate amount was required for the same, the proposal for the new building was incorporated in the Model Village Plan of SCA BADP 2018-19.
The work on the school building was started in right earnest by the Village Dev. Committee of Josipara Songmong. The technical personnel of the department along with the Block officers ensured that skilled masons were employed by the committee in order to follow the prescribed specifications and the work completes on time. Regular monitoring of the same was carried out by the Engineers of the department. The project was bifurcated into three(3) components, namely, (1) school building (2) boundary wall and (3) approach road. Initially two (2) floors building comprising of one(1) hall in the ground floor and three class-rooms in the first (1st) floor was constructed. After its completion, the boundary was constructed which bifurcates the High school section from the Upper Primary section. The wall also safeguards the school compound from the nearby forests. The approach road leading to the school compound was delayed due to monsoon. However, all the works were completed within the stipulated time.
Name of the Scheme: Digging of Borewell at Halchati sponsored by SCA BADP 2018-19.
Amount Sanctioned: Rs. 15.50 lakhs
Years of Schemes: SCA (BADP) Additional Scheme 2018-19.
Water scarcity has been a bane for many border dwellers under Dalu. Although rivers and streams flows through some of the villages, Halchati is left out and people here have faced hardships with regards to fetching potable water. The population of 324 (2011 census) and located at a distance of 2.70 Km. from the international border, Halchati is connected by State Highway 16. It is inhabited by a mixed population of Garos, Kochs, Hajongs, Manais etc. Their only sustenance being farming and livestock. A Health Sub centre and a Lower Primary school caters to the needs of the villagers here. Water being the essential commodity of the villagers, their plight was made known by the Border Guarding Forces (BSF) stationed near the village. The Officers of BSF has proposed for a deep borewell to be constructed in Halchati and the same was incorporated under Security Related scheme of BADP 2018-19. After the sanction was accorded by the Ministry of Home, a joint inspection by the BSF, village committee and the Border department was carried out to identify the suitable land. A village Nokma (Headman) of Halchati gifted the land for the same. After careful planning, the work was handed over for implementation by the village development committee.
Since, boring of deep borewell invites skilled worksmanship, workers from the neighbouring state of Assam had to be brought in to carry out the same. After the land was made ready by the Earth movers, the machinery and tools took over the drilling process. The drilling continued for four to five days as the process involves shifting the borewell at different heights until suitable ground water level is discovered. The initial boring continued upto 200 M. underground. Care was taken that suitable soil structure of sand was reached which indicates clean aquifer below ground level. After a depth of 165 M. below, a filter and a Submersible Pump were installed. In order to start a Test Run on the installed bore-well, temporary electricity connection has to be installed at the site and again the local Headman came to the rescue. The pump was found to be in working order and a permanent electricity connection was obtained from the Meghalaya Power Electricity Board on a later date.
The completed project has indeed become a blessing to the villagers, especially the womenfolk. Their hardships of travelling long distances for fetching water from streams and rivers are no more. The Border Security Forces also utilizes the Bore well for filling up their Water Carriers and ferry to their respective Border Stations. On any given day, if the power is working, any adult villager has to just put on the Main switch board installed near the Well, and the potable water came gushing through the 12 mm. diameter pipeline. A temporary water storage tank was also installed for storing water at the site.