Apr. 07, 2023
The joy and pride of the villagers of Gavandapada, Nyahale Budruk Gram Panchayat in Jawhar block, Palghar district of Maharashtra was evident. Mr. Ravindra Chavan, Hon. Cabinet Minister – Public Works, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Government of Maharashtra and Guardian Minister of Palghar accompanied by Mr. Govind Bodake, IAS, Collector – Palghar District, Mrs. Ayushi Singh, IAS, Sub Divisional Officer, Jawhar and Project Officer Integrated Tribal Development Programme and Mr. Prakash Nikam, President, Zilla Parishad, Palghar, had graced their village to view the Holistic Village Development Project being implemented by BAIF Maharashtra and supported by Panasonic Life Solutions India.
The project impact was visible. 87% of the village population (around 5603 inhabitants of Nyahale Budruk village) are enjoying access to clean drinking water while 64% families are enjoying livelihood security with wadi, solar-powered drinking water and irrigation schemes, floriculture, commercial vegetable cultivation and innovative enterprises such as strawberry cultivation, spice cultivation, bamboo polyhouses, e-Dost, skill-based farmer group enterprises and income generation activities taken up by women SHGs. Distress migration has reduced by 40%. Under this project, support is also being extended to Government-managed schools for upgradation of existing infrastructure and promotion of digital classrooms for holistic development of school children. Hence, village development is being well demonstrated.
The dignitaries expressed appreciation for the development of remote tribal villages like Nyahale Budruk and for promotion of innovative interventions such as strawberry cultivation for upliftment of tribal families.