Kharghar tribals get LPG connections
In an effort to protect the environment from smoke of wood fired stoves , the Kharghar gram panchayat has distributed LPG connections among the tribal villagers.
A total of 89 new connections have been given to tribals in Gongarwadi, Fanaswadi and Hederowadi villages.
Wood fired stove generates huge amount of smoke, which is not good for both humans and environment. Taking note of the situation, the gram panchayat decided to provide gas connection to tribal families.
According to members of gram panchayat, tribal women had to collect firewood everyday to cook their food. “They had to spend long hours in collecting fire wood. The regular use of wood firewood also had an impact on their health,” said Anjani Thakur, sarpanch of the panchayat.
Cidco has been carrying out plantation drive at Kharghar hill and regular uses firewood by villagers. Recently, the forest department had carried out a survey and suggested ways to protect trees from being cutting for fired stove.
“I used to spend several hours collecting firewood everyday need. During monsoon, we used to face difficulty in getting wood to be used for fire. Now, I do not have to do that,” said a villager from Fanaswadi.
The gram panchayat also distributed tablets among secondary and higher secondary students who scored 85% or above marks in their board exams.
A total 249 students received the tablet. Last year, the gram panchayat had given laptops to students who had scored 90% and above.
THE GRAM PANCHAYAT GAVE TABLETS TO STUDENTS WHO SCORED 85% OR ABOVE MARKS IN THEIR BOARD EXAMS