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Ludhiana, October 2
To commemorate the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, MLA Gill Kuldeep Singh Vaid on Saturday dedicated three development projects worth Rs 24.01 lakh in Dhandra village of the district.
The projects include Solid Waste Management of Rs 6.40 lakh, Library of Rs 5 lakh, “Neki Da Ghar” of Rs 12.61 lakh. These projects were initiated today by Additional Deputy Commissioner (D) Amit Kumar Panchal and Assistant Commissioner Dr Harjinder Singh Bedi.
Addressing the people, MLA said that under the Solid Waste Management project, compost manure would be prepared from biodegradable solid waste being collected by segregation from 21 in villages under Dhandra cluster. The same would be used by the farmers in the fields and also, sold into the market.
He said that the project would help to ensure proper cleanliness in the village by turning the waste into manure.
Under the Neki Da Ghar project, he said that the volunteers of Self Help Groups would prepare reusable carry bags from the clothes which would be donated by people. This would help to end the menace of single-use plastic carry bags. Further, MLA told that the cloth bags would be distributed free of cost among the people in the markets.
Vaid said that the library would help to inculcate the reading habit among the people especially school and college students belonging to the village. He said that the library would ensure the overall development of the students through vast knowledge attained from books.
Vaid said the life, philosophy and sacrifice of Mahatma Gandhi would act as a lighthouse and continue to inspire us all for rendering selfless service to the community, society, state and the country.