Union HRD minister Smriti Irani on Monday made a second visit to Maghrol village in Anand district, which she adopted under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, and gave green signal to projects worth Rs 7.14 crore for the development of the village, which includes tablet PC to each student of the government primary school and Wi-Fi access to the entire village, including the school.
This was Irani’s second visit to the village, over three months after she first visited the village to announce the development plans she had for the residents. Irani has earmarked Rs 42 lakh towards what she has called “smart school project,” which involves tablet PC to each students of the school up to Class VIII at the primary school, Wi-Fi, and basic infrastructure upgradation such as dining hall for mid-day meal, among others, as per announcements made during her January 23 visit.
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On Monday, Irani laid the foundations stone for 21 developmental projects in the village that will come up at the cost of Rs 7.14 crore.
She also dedicated an ICU van to the Dharmaj Jalaram Trust and an ambulance to the local government primary health care centre, involving an investment of Rs 1.28 crore. She also distributed 500 health cards to the villagers and inaugurated a doctor-on-call project. Irani also laid foundation stone for two overhead water tank of 5,000 litre capacity each.
“With all these development projects, Maghrol will be the best of all the ideal villages in the country,” she assured the villagers.
Accompanying her was Anand MP Dilipbhai Patel and Anand district administration officers and heads of local governing bodies.