LUCKNOW: The Sahara India group has announced adoption of 1,000 villages for all round development under its Vedas project. Chairman, Sahara India group, Subrata Roysaid that the project aims to cover 4.5 lakh rural households and touch the lives of 25 lakh people in seven states.
Under the VEDAS project, the adopted villages will be provided water purification plants for safe drinking water which would be distributed through water ATMs, 500 education resource centres with interactive classrooms would be set up.
Free primary health care will be provided to all villages on regular basis through fleets ofMobile Health Unit (MHU) vans which would be augmented with medical center for serious cases at central point village, with each center catering to a cluster of around 50 villages within its immediate vicinity.
Training centres with food and beverages processing units, facility to make local craft products would also be set up. Agriculturists would help farmers increase production and solar powered lanterns would be distributed to 4.5 lakh families, among other things.
Of the 1,000 villages being adopted 172 are in Kannauj in UP and Araria, Bihar.