Anandiben Patel wants 300 “smart” villages to be developed in Gujarat

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By Accommodation Times News Service

On 57th Foundation Day, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel said her government has decided to make 300 villages across the state self-reliant on the lines of smart cities.

“Now that the concept of Smart Cities has reached Smart Villages, the government decided to make 300 villages self-reliant, clean and hygienic during this year,” she said in an official release. Patel in her message said, “the government will set up a Tribal university in the Narmada district, over 100 smart Ashram shalas, 10 new hostels for tribal girl students at a cost of Rs 3 crore, besides ‘Samras’ hostels at a cost of Rs 10 crore.” “The government has reserved 33 per cent in jobs for women, under which 2,800 women have been employed in police department. There is a plan to provide jobs to 22,000 women this year,” she said.

This is in addition to providing 300 sq m land and Rs 5lakh assistance to milk societies run by women to construct milk houses, besides providing chilling centres, milking machines and chaff cutters to 2.50lakh Sakhi Mandals (Self-Help Groups) of 35lakh women.

To realize the goal of health for all, Patel said, “we have started certain key schemes like screening of 78lakh women to test breast, cervical and mouth cancer besides treatment of 1,018 women cancer patients in super specialty hospitals free-of-cost, relief for poor and middle-class families under Amritam-Ma Yojna.”

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