They year 2016 will be the year for rural development after the declaration of the budget 2016-17. Government as well as non government organisation collaboratively are taking are of rural development in the field of agriculture, farming, education, health and sanitation.
Likewise, under Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s Navjeevan Project started for the overall development of villages in the field of health, education, skill development and resource development, Bathinda Deputy Commissioner Dr Basant Garg visited Nandgarh, Bajak, Chak Attar Singh Wala, Bambiha and Baho Yatri villages with the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Technical University Vice-Chancellor Dr Mohan Pal Singh Isher and Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Punjab, Dr RK Kohli.
Addressing the gathering at these villages, Dr Basant Garg said for the all-round development of villages, the Punjab Government had partnered with Maharaja Ranjit Singh Technical University and Central University of Punjab in the district.
These universities have adopted 10 villages each. Teachers and experts of these universities will work for the development of infrastructure, collect water samples pertaining to cancer problem, collect samples of blood and urine of people and animals and conduct proper water sample tests as well as make people aware of the ways to prevent various diseases.
Various departments such as agriculture, fishery, dairy and krishi vigyaan centres have also been chipped in, who will inform people about various government schemes, he added.
He appealed to the villages to cooperate with the teams of these universities that would visit the villages for conducting survey. A government nodal officer has been appointed in each of these villages.