Adopted villages transformed but not many other parts
Varanasi: All houses lit by solar energy, pucca toiltets, school, bus to transport girls and some other modern facilities. This is not a picture of some town in Uttar Pradesh but of two villages adopted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The villages are Jayapur and Nagepur. The former was adopted first by him after his election from this constituency.
These villages look so different now that those who have lived there in the past may not recognise them. One of the reasons may be the attention paid to them by officials because of the interest shown in them by the PM.
Laxman Acharya, however, does not agree. According to him, the entire amount allotted to the constituency under the Sansad Nidhi in the last fiscal has been spent. Schemes for the current financial year has been already drawn and sent to authorities concerned.
But the story of these villages is not the story of other parts of the constituency. Several schemes were announced for development of the area and welfare for the people living here during his six visits to the constituency.But most of them have not moved out of their files. The Ganga and its ghats remain as unclean as ever. Some other projects too have not made much headway.
Bhartiya Janata Party president of Kanshi Prant
Schemes of the schemes launched are:
- Banaras- Babatpur four-lane highway
- Joint centres for weavers
- Weavers facilitation centre