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Smart Gram facilities inaugurated at villages adopted by President Pranab Mukherjee

Published : Nov 12, 2016, 5:03 am IST
Updated : Nov 12, 2016, 5:16 am IST

The wellness centre has an e-doctor service which can be used for consultation with doctors in Rashtrapati Bhawan in times of need.

President Pranab Mukherjee
 President Pranab Mukherjee

Gurgaon: Residents of five Haryana villages, which have been adopted by President Pranab Mukherjee, can now have access to doctors at Rashtrapati Bhavan with upgraded facility of Ayush clinic being launched here on Friday under the “SmartGram” initiative.

The villages — Alipur, Rojka Meo, Harchandpur and Taj Nagar, all in Gurugram district, and Dauhla in Nuh district — were adopted by the President in July with an aim to develop them into smart villages using the existing resources on the patterns of development works in Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Besides, Ayush clinic and wellness centre, these villages will also have ‘Water ATM’ for supplying clean drinking water and skill training centre for youths to increase their employability.

The wellness centre has an e-doctor service which can be used for consultation with doctors in Rashtrapati Bhawan in times of need. The inauguration of the upgraded facilities was done by Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar in the presence of Omita Paul, secretary to the President.

In Alipur, Mr Khattar, along with Ms Paul, inaugurated a training centre, a wellness centre and a common service centre. While the training centre imparts knowledge in various skills like sewing, computer, the wellness centre has people trained at Rashtrapati Bhawan in Ayush practice.

“Only distributing money to help people is not the solution to the real problem. Providing them with jobs and skills so that they can sustain themselves is necessary,” Mr Khattar said.

Mr Khattar said that after the Narendra Modi government asked all Members of Parliament to adopt a village each under Adarsh Gram Yojna, the Haryana government exhorted Members of Legislative Assembly to do the same.

“But the number of villages adopted remained 105 while there are a total 6,700 villages in Haryana,” he said. “While we were stepping up our efforts in this direction, the President announced he would be adopting five villages of the state to develop them as SmartGrams,” Mr Khattar said.

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