Envision a village (Punsari) that offers Wi-Fi connectivity, has cooled elementary schools equipped with CCTV cameras and cooks getting ready midday meals. Every one of the boulevards in the village have solid streets, individuals get chilled mineral water for drinking and there is an autonomous open transport framework.
This fantasy village, Punsari, exists in Gujarat’s Himmatnagar. The village is presently preparing for a prominent visit of the extra secretary of the Union government to consider this model with the goal that it very well may be repeated crosswise over 640 districts in India.
Extra secretary (rural development) L C Goyal will visit Punsari and communicate with neighborhood pioneers and villagers to comprehend what makes the village click when framework advancement is a test in lakhs of villages in the nation.
Punsari has won national and additionally state grants for Best Gram Panchayat in 2011.
Sarpanch Himanshu Patel (29) told TOI, “He (Goyal) will contemplate the manner in which we have tackled state and national level formative plans to make foundation in the village which equals the best in any piece of the nation.” Patel said the visit is provoked by the PMO as there are plans that comparative model villages can be reproduced – something like one in each locale of India.
Punsari presents an ideal defense consider as the village has not profited from NRIs and has rather depended exclusively on assets from focal and state-supported formative plans in the previous eight years.
The village panchayat pays a yearly premium of Rs 25 lakh against protection for every one of the 6,000 villagers who have a cover of Rs 1 lakh and a mediclaim policy of Rs 25,000. The schools have zero dropout rates since 2006 and a turn around assimilation plant supplies 20-liter jars to houses for a token measure of Rs 4.
The village panchayat had a capital of Rs 25,000 seven years prior. Today, the deposits have taken off to Rs 45 lakh. “The model can be effortlessly imitated in India. It just takes shrewd arranging, devoted individuals investment and a non-degenerate framework,” says Patel.