Delhi | Gram Swaraj is not just a word but encompasses the full sense of freedom where a marginal family can live with dignity. However there are many challenges that create obstacles. For example, there is no access to basic services such as safe drinking water, electricity, roads, education and health care services. On top of that is the loss-making agricultural cycle. Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subhash Chandra believes in unleashing the potential of the community and empowering them to write their own destiny. Kishangarh is a village in the Hisar district of Haryana. Dr. Subhash Chandra has adopted this village under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. They have adopted this village as a cluster of five villages- Sabka (Sadalpur, Adampur, Berarwala Khara, Kishangarh and Adampur Mandi). ( Dr. Chandra adopted Kishangarh_
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Strengthening of Gram Panchayat with Village Development Committee
Every change begins with a small but strong step. It started with institution building through community engagement for a village development plan. The local community prepares a village development plan and then begins the task of identifying and resolving the problems. Representatives of different classes, castes, genders and classes came forward with their opinions and they all got integrated in a single process. The Village Development Committee has been constituted to ensure the development activities from institution building to implementation. Kishangarh has struggled for basic services such as lack of proper panchayat buildings, community parks, sports grounds, roads, basic health facilities and quality education.
About 5000 farmers benefited from the project
Empowering girls through quality education through scholarship program. Under this initiative, 100 meritorious girls have been provided scholarships ranging from Rs 10,000 to 15,000. Krishi Vikas: This is a program to ensure integrated rural development in collaboration with Haryana Agricultural University. As part of this development of hi-tech orchards, organic cluster development, demonstration of agricultural skills in KVKs, imparting knowledge through training on various livelihood activities. About 5000 farmers have been benefitted by this project.
350 farmers are taking benefit from FPC (Dr. Chandra adopted Kishangarh)
Sports and Life Skill Development Programme: Under this 500 youth and children take training in Boxing, Athletics, Throwball etc. More than 100 girls and boys participated at the state national level. Women Empowerment Initiative: This is for promoting kitchen gardens and organic farming. With this women will not have to depend on the markets for fresh vegetables and fruits. They also supply items from their kitchen garden and earn money. Farmer Producer Company: The Foundation takes initiatives to ensure good market, better prices, procurement and other services for farmers. Now around 350 farmers are taking benefits from FPC. ( Dr. Chandra adopted Kishangarh)