Saw lake developed by Panchayat and other development works of the village
Chandigarh/SAS Nagar, August 22: Union Panchayati Raj State Minister Kapil Moreshwar Patil and Punjab Rural Development Minister Kuldeep Dhaliwal who were here to inaugurate the two-day national workshop being conducted for sustainable development of villages, made a visit the model village Sirsini which falls in Derabassi block of SAS Nagar district.
The Panchayat of this village has developed a lake in the village on 4 acre land, in which rainwater is collected and further used for irrigation purposes. Efforts are being made to raise this as a future income asset and plans are being made to convert it into a tourist destination due to its prime location.
The Panchayat Ghar has been constructed at a cost of Rs 25 lakhs with basic facilities like kitchen, separate washrooms for men and women, and a spacious meeting hall which can seat 100 persons in the village.
A mid-day meal kitchen shed was constructed by the Panchayat at Government Primary Smart School.
A project is being run in the village to collect various wastes from house to house. Each house pays Rs.50/- as remuneration to the waste collector. The wet waste is disposed of in honey comb pits, where it is converted into compost in 45 days. The compost is used to plant plants. The waste collector generates his income by selling the dry waste. .
A Nanak Bagichi has been created in the village and about 15000 saplings have been planted in cremation ground, parks and roadsides besides a Mini Jungle.