Madhota village in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district has adopted a unique way of continuing childrens education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The village panchayat has used its funds to install loudspeakers so that those who are not attending the classes being run in the community hall 'hear' the classes and continue the learning at home.
Village school teachers and other volunteers are running the primary school in Madhota. Many children can be seen outdoors, while being physically distant, to attend classes near a loudspeaker in the village.
A village is deemed electrified, if 10 percent of all the households of the village has electricity access and if electricity is provided to public spaces such as schools, panchayat officers, health centres, community centres and dispensaries.
Almost every year, The Government of Odisha launches several developmental schemes to strengthen the Decentralised Feeding Program of ICDS, their focus is entirely on empowerment of children, women, and persons with disabilities and senior citizens.