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Taking the lead: The scheme being inaugurated at Panchayat Union Middle School at Arumadal in Perambalur district.
Taking the lead: The scheme being inaugurated at Panchayat Union Middle School at Arumadal in Perambalur district.

Staff Reporter

PERAMBALUR: The concept of Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas’ (PURA) has been gaining grounds. The National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of Thanthai Hans Roever College in Perambalur has adopted Arumadal, an interior village in the district, under the PURA. A total of 250 volunteers will conduct a survey on the health-care, land-holdings, vocation, hygiene, child education, cropping pattern and livelihood. The week-long survey will be conducted in co-ordination with the local youth members for ensuring accuracy.

A function was held at the village recently to mark the implementation of the PURA for a period of three years.

Chairman of the Roever Educational Institutions K. Varadharaajen said the focus would be on ensuring provision of basic amenities such as roads, low-cost toilets and protected water supply.

Director of the college N. Durairaj said that Internet connectivity would be provided at the Panchayat Union Middle School. NSS Programme Co-ordinator, Bharathidasan University, K. Kanagarasu outlined the impact of PURA on rural development. NSS Programme Officer M. Robinson assured early completion.

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