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5000 Officers to Visit Panchayats for ‘Back to Village-2’
Posted 22 Nov 2019 02:52 PM

Source: Rising Kashmir

Agencies

Principal Secretary Planning, Development and Monitoring and Information Department, Rohit Kansal Wednesday said that strengthening of grassroots democracy and participatory development is the principle aim of ‘Back to Village’ programme, adding that the outreach initiative will be a regular affair and will be held twice a year from now onwards.

He said that the first phase of the outreach campaign drew an overwhelming response from the general public during which the administration was able to analyze the critical gaps in each Panchayat to ensure that the basic amenities in each of them are available to people.

Elaborating on the second phase of the program which will commence from November 25, Kansal said that more than 5000 gazetted officers will be deputed to Panchayats to receive the first-hand appraisal reports at the grassroots level about the developmental works.

He further said that B2V-phase II will be more intense than the previous phase as the current one will be based on four main objectives like follow up of B2V-1, empowerment of Panchayats, 100% coverage of beneficiary oriented schemes and doubling of farmers’ income by 2022.

One of the primary objectives of the B2V-2 will be to handhold the Panchayats and to assist them wherever they face any impediments in using the funds devolved for development based on local priorities, he added.

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