Army dedicates community centre to border village in Mendhar sector

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Indian Army today dedicated Community Centre to Dehri Village located close to the Line of Control in Mendhar Sector. The project was executed by the Indian Army Battalion under the Border Area Development Programme (BADP) to meet the long pending demand of the villagers.
The state of the art Community Centre was handed over by the Brigade Commander to Nazir Hussain, Sarpanch of the Village in the presence of Tehsildar, BDO and SDPO Mendhar.
The villagers profusely thanked the Indian Army for construction and handing over the project that will enable them to hold social and religious functions. Speaking to the villagers on the occasion, Brigade Commander appreciated the efforts of civil administration in reaching out to the forward villages and convergence of various departments to extend the benefits to the needy population. Indian Army has initiated large number of development projects in these border villages in close coordination with the civil administration.
The work on Check Dam at village Dharati is nearing completion and will provide water for irrigation and drinking in the area. Agriculture department had recently distributed seeds and fertilizers to local farmers of the area to improve the yield of crops. Similarly, other development projects to include construction of roads/tracks, bridges, stadium etc are at various stages of completion.
The local villagers have also been provided poly-houses and vermi compost units as part of pilot project in the area. Recently Directors from various departments including Rural Development, JAKEDA, Agriculture and Horticulture visited these forward villages to review the ongoing projects in conjunction with Indian Army.

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