J&K: B2V3 activities conclude in 92 Rajouri Panchayats
In the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the concluding day of the first phase of third edition of mega developmental festival “Back to Village” ended with multifarious activities held in 92 Panchayats in Rajouri.
As a part of this unique public interaction programme, Principal Secretary Social Welfare and Information Technology, Bipul Pathak listened to the people’s issues at Rehathal Panchayat as the visiting officer.
He interacted with the people from all sections of the society who sought augmentation of water and power supply, improvement of health and education sector, and road connectivity.
The visiting officer documented the grievances projected during the gram sabha and assured to redress their issues and demands.
Special Mahila Sabhas and Bal Sabhas were also organized on the occasion during which women and youth apprised the visiting officer about the day to day issues and their needs.
Awareness on women centric schemes and laws safeguarding the rights of women and children were also imparted during the programme.
The visiting officer urged upon the Sarpanches, panches and senior citizens to actively perform their participatory role in the plan formulation for the effective development of their areas.
The Principal Secretary on the occasion distributed sports kits and skill development kits among adolescent girls and youth respectively. He also distributed 26 labour cards, nine golden cards, 15 domicile certificates among the beneficiaries.
Meanwhile, the visiting officer also handed over a cheque amounting Rs 2.05 lakh under J&K Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare (JKBOCWW) scheme to Maqsud Begum whose husband Mumtaz Hussain, a labour, died in an accident.
Pathak also laid the foundation stone of 500-meter road from Takia to Kalla to be executed by the RDD department.
Meanwhile, Back to Village programme activities were also held in other panchayats of the district.
The designated officers visited assigned Panchayats and organized Gram Sabhas attended by Sarpanches, panches, senior citizens, women and youth. They projected public and individual issues and demands. The visiting officers documented all the grievances and assured early redress.
The visiting officers also inaugurated a number of developmental works completed by different agencies. The griha pravesh ceremonies of the houses completed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) were also organized in which the visiting officers handed over the keys of the houses to the beneficiaries.