J&K govt aiming to uplift rural economy under B2V3: Advisor Baseer Khan
Advisor to Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan said that various initiatives are afoot to develop rural areas adding that administration is committed to ensuring holistic and equitable development of all regions.
“Present dispensation led by Lieutenant Governor is keen to create employment opportunities for all with special focus on remote and far-flung areas”, Khan said.
The advisor was speaking at a mega function organized in border village Garkote of Uri in connection with the third phase of ambitious ‘Back to Village’ (B2V) programme.
Appreciating huge public participation in the event, Khan said that present administration has initiated renewed measures to achieve saturation in individual beneficiary schemes.
He reiterated that the ambitious campaign has been launched with an aim to reach at the people’s doorsteps to resolve their issues. “The LG himself conducted several outreach programmes and visited several remote areas of J&K to monitors all these endeavors of the government,” he said.
Highlighting the objectives of B2V, Khan said that such an initiative provides an appropriate platform to evaluate government schemes. He urged upon various stakeholders to come forward and avail benefits of schemes and programmes launched by the government.
He maintained that bridging gap between people and administration has been the J&K government’s top most priority. “Strengthening democracy at grassroots level is the best way forward to percolate the fruits of development at ground level,” he added.
Various demands were put forth by people which included initiation of mini-bus service, development of playfield, among other minor works.
Meanwhile, Khan inaugurated several development assets worth Rs 53.08 lakh in Uri block that have been completed under 14th FC, MGNREGA and other flagship programmes.
He also distributed several equipment/kits/certificates sponsored by horticulture, agriculture, education, revenue, youth services and sports departments besides presenting cheques worth Rs 10.42 lakh as financial assistance to registered labour beneficiaries.