Ghatshila (Jharkhand), May 11 (ANI): A newly constructed road under the ‘Pradhanmantri Gram Sadak Yojana’ has connected 200 remote villages in Ghatshila in Jharkhand. It has brought a solace in villagers’ lives here.
Until the construction of this road, the Ghatshila subdivision of East Singhbhum of Jharkhand remained cut off from rest of the state.
People were forced to walk till the bus route. Farmers faced problems, as they could not take their produce to the market on time. There was no bus connecting the villages.
“The condition of the road was very bad. People used to face a lot of problem. But after the road was made, things have become convenient for us. Especially, for the farmers, they can go to the market anytime to sell their produce,” said Sunder, a resident.
The attendance at the schools was low, as children had to cover long distances to reach school. During the monsoons, especially when the water was clogged, the children came to school for as little as 10 days a month.
“Children used to face a lot of problem. Especially during the monsoons, water gets clogged everywhere. Children remained absent from the school. There should be more roads like this. Such schemes should continue,” said Urmila Kumari, a schoolteacher,
The ‘Pradhanmantri Gram Sadak Yojana’ was launched by the Central Government to connect rural habitations in remote parts of the country. The scheme is part of the government’s several initiatives for poverty reduction. (ANI)