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Chanaka village sees light of progress at last

By Correspondent

MORIGAON, June 26 - Believe it or not, there is a village under Mayong revenue circle of Morigaon district which had no road communication, no educational institution, no health centre leave alone electricity even after 67 years of the country�s independence. The name of this village is Chanaka under Mayong block of Morigaon district. The village Chanaka is situated on the western part of the Burha Mayong hill along the bank of the Brahmaputra. As many as 210 families living in this village had no basic amenities in this modern age. The geographical significance of this village is that the residents have never seen sunrise because the Bura Mayong hill completely covers the eastern side.

But at long last, a PWD road was constructed to this hilly inaccessible area of Morigaon district, thanks to the Deputy Commissioner, Morigaon, Rakesh Kumar. The road was built cutting 1800 metres of rock at Burha Mayong hills at a cost of Rs 42 lakh from MGNREGA of Mayong Panchayat. In the month of February, the road was opened for communication. Once a remote village, Chanaka now has two LP schools, one ME school, one health centre and one drinking water supply scheme. Electricity is also available. Chanaka is developing, and for that the people have profusely thanked Rakesh Kumar, the Deputy Commissioner of the district.

Plantation done: The Morigaon Multi-Development Society (MMDS), a socio-cultural society has completed a massive plantation programme in the district in the last 21 days.

The president of the MMDS, Pankaj Tamuli told this correspondent that the society had started the programme on World Environment Day (June 5). In the first phase, the society planted 200 plants at Kasturba School playground, Morigaon. This was followed by plantation of 400 plants alongside the Morigaon-Bhurbandha PWD road on June 17. The Society took up the third phase of the plantation programme at the compound of the Deputy Commissioner�s court where 200 plants were planted on June 26.

The Society will plant around 1000 saplings at every vacant place and keep a vigil in the nurturing of those saplings in Morigaon town, Tamuli said.

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