Villagers of Nagepur in Varanasi rejoice as PM Modi adopts it
Varanasi: It is ‘Holi’ time for the villagers of Nagepur, many days ahead of the ‘festival of colours’ as Prime Minister Narendra Modi adopted it under the Adarsh Sansad Gram Scheme.
Earlier, after becoming the PM, he had adopted Jayapur village of Varanasi district but that was not a part of his parliamentary constituency. This time, PM Modi decided to adopt Nagepur of his constituency much to the joy of four thousand people of the village.
Situated about 40 kilometers from the district headquarters of Varanasi, Nagepur is a home to approximately 4000 people which include 2030 males and 1800 females.
- Poor availability of potable water and electricity in the village.
- There is no Primary Health Centre (PHC) in the village and open defecation is in practice due to lack of toilets.
Was once famous for weavers:
Nagepur was once famous for its weavers but the situation is very adverse now as most of the weavers have turned into labourers in order to survive and earn livelihood for their family.
- Has been declared as dark zone due to the lack of irrigation water.
- Electricity comes only for few hours in a day.
Villagers now hope speedy development:
- Villagers are hopeful that development in the village will take place on the lines of Jayapur.
How Jayapur was transformed in an year
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi adopted Jayapur, a village in Varanasi district on November 7, 2014.
- The village, with a population of about 4200, is situated about 30 kms from the district headquarters..
- Post office and banks were set up in the village within six month of adoption.
- Jayapurkars are availing the facilities of computerized banks and schools.
- Around 14 families of the Musahar community have been provided with pucca houses.
- Many developmental and infrastructure projects have been launched in the village.