MP KirronKher has adopted Sarangpur village in Chandigarh for complete development under the SaansadAdarsh Gram Yojana. The Chandigarh MP visited the shortlisted villages last week to assess their developmental needs, and to chalk out a plan with the district administration.Sarangpur has a population of 3468, with a sex ratio of 717. The literacy rate in the village stands at 73%, with female literacy at 69%. Infrastructure wise, the village does not have a functional community toilet block, and the primary health centre is not adequate.“I have surveyed the village, and talked to the residents about their problems. On my agenda is improving the health care and sanitation facilities in the village,” Ms KirronKher says.
A community centre and sports stadium are also on the cards for Sarangpur. Besides this, the MP is also planning to develop the two schools in the village. “They don’t have enough classrooms, and there is a shortage of teachers, not just in Sarangpur but also in other villages. I will ensure that this is fixed,” says Ms Kher.During her visit to Sarangpur, the MP spoke extensively to the residents about keeping their village clean. “I see that you have maintained a good level of cleanliness in the village, but the dumping ground at the end of the village cannot be left in this state. We will ensure that it is cleaned up, but it is also your responsibility to make sure that every single person keeps their surroundings clean,” she told the residents.