New Delhi: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar is going to adopt another village Donja in Osmanabad (Maharashtra) under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna.
This is the second village which the Rajya Sabha MP has adopted. Last year he has adopted the village of Puttamrajuvari Kandriga near Gudur in Nellore with projects worth Rs 6 crore.
For the development of Donja Sachin has sanctioned over Rs 4 crore from his MPLAD fund. The aim if the adaptation is to transform the undeveloped village into a model one.
The total amount will be spent on the development of a school which is over 70-years-old, it will also be replaced with a new school building, a water supply scheme, concrete roads, banking services, to set up micro cash-recycler ATMs and a sewage line attached to the same. Tendulkar stressed on the issue of potable water as the entire region of Osmanabad has been facing a drought over the last couple of years.
Five special village-level meetings were held at Donja in which the women were also given the opportunity to give their suggestions for the village transformation.
Out of 610 households in Donja 400 did not have toilets. After Tendulkar’s adopt at ion nearly 231 toilets have been built and are in use.
Assistant Collector (U/T) Osmanabad District, Ayush Prasad said, “The collector’s office has been closely working with the villagers and all the efforts are towards a 360-degree development of the village keeping in mind a well-balanced socio-economic structure.”
“We are grateful to cricket legend and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar for choosing a village in Osmanabad District and for being so supportive and committed to its development. We are excited about his vision for the village. We look forward to hosting him at Donja,” he added.