Survey on Availability of Govt. Facilities
It is rightly said that the soul of modern India resides in its rural culture which is clearly embodied by its villages and vernacular folk. With the objective of providing basic amenities to the villagers of Bhangedi, located on the outskirts of Roorkee and to study the trends in the availability and dearth in facilities to the villagers, Model Village Cell of NSS, IIT Roorkee organised a survey on 27th October, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The survey was conducted under the guidance of cell secretaries, Sukhdarshan Singh and Gaurav Verma.
The survey came out with some eye-opening and encouraging facts. Around 60 houses were surveyed in all under some pre-defined outlines and topics such as availability of Voter ID Card, various government schemes, PD( Physically Disabled) Certificates, P/O( Post Office) Accounts, BPL Cards- to name a few. From infants to senior citizens, each and everyone participated in the survey wholeheartedly. In all 6 PDs were found, one of them in possession of certificate but did not avail any extra facilities because of being unaware. 7 of the villagers had got P/O accounts and almost all eligible people of the village had their Voter ID Card. There were around 20 APL families and almost 30 had got their BPL Cards and rest of them were in dubious state. A major part of the surveyed population was unaware of the various Govt. Schemes going on for them and denied any availability as such, barring a few who benefitted from the Toilet Building Scheme, Ration Card Scheme etc.
“The lack of knowledge and understanding about the various ongoing government schemes keeps us deprived of our rights and facilities”, said Deepak, a resident of the village. Sukhdarshan Singh stated, “We would carry out such kind of surveys on a regular basis to notice the improvement in the availability of facilities”. Thus, the survey established as a significant step towards the transformation of the rural folk and will go a long way in lessening the socio- economic disparities of the villagers. That’s how, the survey came to an end with enthusiastic participation by all of the team-members.