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Dress Changing Room & Renovation of Pond in Sheragada Block

Detail Description: The State Government has given thrust on construction of bathing ghat and dress changing room while renovating/constructing tank under Mahatma Gandhi NREGS to protect the modesty and dignity of women in rural areas. Taking a step forward in this regard, the Government has also framed a guideline on construction of bathing ghat and dress changing room in renovation/construction of tank under the Mahatma Gandhi NREGS Like many other parts of the State, the people in Kandha Nuagada of Dhanantara GP under Shergarh Block in Ganjam District largely depend on the community ponds for their bathing and washing clothes. Earlier, the people were facing lot of problem in changing their clothes in open areas in the ponds as there were no such facilities. After Odisha Govt. framed the guidelines, rennovation of Tank, construction of bathing and dress changing room were taken up under MGNREGS in the financial year of 2015-16 at Kandha Nuagada of Dhanantara GP. Each work of pond was completed in 2015-16 . Now the storage capacity of the tank has increased substantially which is helpful for community use. 4 nos of bathing ghat and 2 nos of dress changing rooms were constructed around the pond. Impact The pond has provided irrigation facilities to nearby land for paddy and vegetable cultivation. Now, the pond is providing water to 15 acre and paddy cultivation and to 30 acres of land for paddy cultivation. The bathing ghat and the cloth changing room has fulfilled a basic critical need of the villagers, women in particular. Similarly, as many as 4 dress changing rooms were constructed in Sagarpalli Tank at Takarada GP and 2 dress changing rooms in Patra bandha in Sulusula village in Dhabalpur GP of Shergarh Block under Ganjam District during 2015-16. “Earlier we were facing a lot of problem in changing our dress after bath in pond. Government has taken good steps to construct the dress changing room adjacent to pond. Now we are happy.“said Malati Patra, a villager.
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