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- Indians Living in America Adopted 62 Villages, Now Children Are Studying Online, Farmers Are Making Profits By Processing Their Crops.
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Competitions are being held to make people aware of cleanliness.
- 80% work completed in 44 villages, up to 8 crores is being spent on the village
(Shivani Chaturvedi) Athanakotai village in Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu. Here children study online. They are taught with recorded videos prepared in the local language. The farmers here process and sell their crops. That is, instead of selling tomatoes or peanuts, they make and sell ketchup and peanut butter. In the village, there are competitions to create awareness about cleanliness.
The women of the village run cottage industries from house to house and run campaigns for prohibition. In fact, Ahmedabad-based Global Network Firm has adopted 62 villages in 19 states to make them smart with the help of Indian living in America. Jagat Shah, CEO of the firm explains that we had set a goal of making villages smart in 1000 days. In August 2017, villages with population less than 5 thousand were adopted.
Work could begin in June 2018. Since then, 80% of the work has been completed in about 44 villages. An expenditure of 10 lakh to 8 crore rupees has been spent on a village. How did the idea of connecting NRIs come up for adoption in these villages. Shah says that he visited 35 cities in the US in connection with his business.
About 1500 Indians met. I felt that these people had a lot of emotional connection with their village. When I put the idea of making villages smart, many people came forward. How does his team work? On this, Shah says that the NRI adopts the village, he has to stay in the village for three days.
We meet with children of Panchayat, children, youth, women and the elderly. Notes their problems. Create an action plan to solve these problems. To implement this, the youth of the village is formed. They provide communication training so that these people can put their point before the local authorities in a better way. They are also paid 10 thousand rupees a month salary.
CSR funding for the development of the village is done through Central-State schemes, Panchayat Fund, MP and MLA Fund. Development works are evaluated every three months. Shah explains that some new issues come up after the problem is resolved. However, he hopes the villages will change and there will be ample employment opportunities, the migration will also stop.