Smart Gram facilities inaugurated at villages adopted by President Pranab Mukherjee

The inauguration of the upgraded facilities was done by Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar in the presence of Omita Paul, Secretary to the President.

By: PTI | Gurugram | Published:November 11, 2016 5:09 pm
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Residents of five villages in Haryana, which have been adopted by President Pranab Mukherjee, can now have access to doctors at Rashtrapati Bhavan with upgraded facility of Ayush clinic being launched in Gurugram on Friday under the ‘SmartGram’ initiative. The villages adopted by the President in July are Alipur, Rojka Meo, Harchandpur and Taj Nagar, from Gurugram district and Dauhla in Nuh district, with an aim to develop them into smart villages using the existing resources on the patterns of development works in Rashtrapati Bhawan. Besides, Ayush clinic and wellness centre, these villages will also have ‘Water ATM’ for clean drinking water supply and skill training centre for youths to increase their employability.

The wellness centre has an e-doctor service, which can be used for consultation with doctors in Rashtrapati Bhawan in times of need. The inauguration of the upgraded facilities was done by Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar in the presence of Omita Paul, Secretary to the President. In Alipur, Khattar, along with Paul, inaugurated a training centre, a wellness centre, and a common service centre. While the training centre imparts knowledge in various skills like sewing, computers, the wellness centre has people trained at Rashtrapati Bhawan in Ayush practice.

“Only distributing money to help people is not the solution to the real problem. Providing them with jobs and skills, so that they can sustain themselves is necessary,” Khattar said.