Name of the Scheme: Installation of solar street lighting at Kalaicharpara Songma.
Amount Sanctioned: Rs. 19.99 lacs
Years of Schemes: SCA (BADP) 2018-19.
The office of the Border Areas Development under Kalaichar Border Block, South West Garo Hills has initiated on the installation of solar steet Lighting at Kalaicharpara Songma which is about 500m from the indo-bangla border. This village is a corridor for the elephants where herd of elephants usually cross this village and disturb the villagers and destroy their paddy fields so there was an urgent need for installation of solar street lights to illuminate the streets of this village inorder to protect the people and their agricultural produce. Thus, after the installation of the solar Street lighting the elephants have changed their routes and henceforth the villagers have felt secured and protected from the wild animals specially the elephants and also from the burglars during night time.The installation of these solar street lights which are also environmental friendly and energy efficient are a delight for the villages who can now walk freely and peacefully during night time even for their daily chores and basic household necessities.
Name of the Scheme: Construction of toilets(9 nos) at Kalaicharpara Songitalgre
Amount Sanctioned: Rs. 7.2 lacs.
Years of Schemes: SCA (BADP) 2018-19
Kalaicharpara Songitalgre is a new bifurcated village from kalaicharpara songma village about 400m from the Indo-Bangla Border. People living in this village are poor and dependant on agricultural farming only. The Households in this village do not have proper toilets and hence compel the villagers to go for open defecation which causes health hazard resulting in various diseases like cholera, diarrhea, thypoid etc. and is a great concern. Having noticed this poor living condition without a proper hygiene and sanitation, this Department took the initiative to eradicate the problems of the villagers and to educate the people on proper hygiene and thereby proposed for the construction of proper toilets.After the completion of the project, every household in this village received one toilet with one attached bathroom and so far there is no report of open defecation from this village anymore and these toilets with attached bathroom have given a sense of security and privacy specially to women folk and also made the villagers live healthier and better life.
Name of the Scheme: Installation of solar water pump (5 Lacs each) for paddy field during dry seasons.
Amount Sanctioned: Rs. 10.00 lacs
Years of Schemes: SCA (BADP) 2018-19.
The office of the Border Areas Development under Kalaichar Border Block, South West Garo Hills initiated a project on installation of solar water pumps at two villages namely Kolegaon & Paglipara so as to facilitate to irrigate water for the vegetable growers and paddy fields throughout the year. The objectives of providing Solar water pumps at specific locations of the sprawling vegetable cultivation field and paddy field is to provide uninterrupted abundant water supply to every nook and corner of the cultivating fields covering approximately 15 to 18 bighas. These two villages, inhabited by the Hajong tribes are located at the foothill close to International Border with Bangladesh. These villages are covered by a vast tract of fertile agricultural land. These Villages receive ample sunlight for a maximum of 8 – 10 hours a day and throughout the year thus making it conducive for generating solar energy.
These Villages have been specially chosen for installation of solar water pumps as they are known for producing organic vegetables throughout the year and 80 percent of the households are engaged in agriculture and livestock rearing activities .The installation of these solar water pumps have immensely helped the farmers as the water needed for the irrigation as well as for drinking purposes are drawn deep from the earth and channelized to every cultivating field via earthen duct canal. The installation of solar water pumps have given a sigh of relief to the laborious farmers who can now till the farmland without bothering for the water supply and depending for the monsoon rain.