Mahilpur: Shiv Kumar Bawa: Kharaudi village lying in the jurisdiction of Mahilpur block of Hoshiarpur district was declared as a Model Village by the Government. It is the first village of Punjab to get sewerage system.
It had beautiful park, streets and other infrastructure. Former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam also visited this village during his term to watch the glory of the village.
NRIs of the village have contributed a lot for the development of the village.
The Government also earned glory by terming Kharaudi as a Model Village. But, presently the Model Village Kharaudi is more of an embarrassment to the Government.
The streets and link roads are broken. The water standing on the roads depict the real condition of the Model Village.
The Gadri Baba Arjan Singh Sach Park is also depicting the dirty sight.
The villagers have demanded from the Government to maintain the Model Village title of Kharaudi by repairing the roads and renovating the park.
Notably, last year NRIs contributed for the renovation of sewerage system of the village.