Mandla’s Gyanarjan project lauded
Presentations of innovations in rural development
Bhopal, September 24, 2015 (Ataullah Faizan): Presentations were given at 2-day national workshop on rural development regarding Gram Panchayats in the country which have witnessed change following implementation of innovations. Gyanarjan Project has been implemented in Mandla district for improvement in education standard of government schools. Through the project, results of class X and XII have improved. Presentation of the project was given by Mandla Collector Mr. Lokesh Jatav. He informed that uniform time-table will be introduced in all high and higher secondary schools in the district to ensure punctuality and attendance of principals and teachers. Extra time was given to tribals students of science and maths. A portal has also been developed to ensure regular monitoring and review of educational activities of every school.
Special attention has been paid to the schools where children are weak in studies. Programme of training to teachers has been implemented in the district. Teachers Clubs have been constituted. Materials for science labs have been given to schools as per their requirements. Following implementation of Gyanarjan Project in the district, results of class X have improved. It has improved by 5 percent to 66.67 percent. Results of class XII were 93.52 in year 2014-15. As many as 138 students passed class XII Board Exam with over 85 percent marks and 17 of them achieved success in NIT and IIT entrance test.
Presentation of women’s monitoring team of Jhabua district was also made at the workshop. It was informed that women’s monitoring teams have been formed in 50 villages of Jhabua and Meghnagar. The teams are monitoring construction of toilets under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and vaccination of children upto 5 years of age. The teams have also helped needy families get benefit of schemes. The effort has yielded encouraging results. In Jhabua district, benefit of government’s schemes has been ensured to 8000 families and toilets have been constructed in houses of 1578 families.
Maharashtra state gave a presentation on changing scenario of Gram Panchayats through farming of Jasmine flowers. It was informed that farming of Jasmine can be done with minimum irrigation. Over 35 Panchayats of Maharashtra have paid attention to the scheme. It was informed that farming of Jasmine flowers in 500 metre area has given profit of Rs. 40 thousand to concerning farmer.