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B2V3 aims to bring development push for rural JK: Lt Guv

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Directs officers to make the programme a huge success

SRINAGAR: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha Thursday interacted with senior district officials of the administration and the police and directed them to make the B2V3 programme a grand success.
“Give 100 percent for equity, growth and inclusion in JK villages, use B2V3 Jan Abhiyan opportunity to connect with the people and serve them to the best,” he told the officials during a meeting organized here.
“Back to Village programme is not for one person, Panchayat or District, but for the whole UT and everyone should come forward to own it and play their important role to uplift the socio-economic condition of rural JK,” Sinha added.
Addressing all the Deputy Commissioners and SPs across the UT, through video conferencing, a day before the launch of B2V3programme, Sinha invited innovative ideas and suggestions from all stakeholders and asked the officers to apply them to provide best services to the people.
He directed the officers to fully utilize various communication tools to spread massive awareness about the programme so that it can reach the maximum population.
Real-time feedback should be recorded by visiting officers regarding reach of various government services, status of 100 % saturation of different social security and individual beneficiary oriented schemes and analyzed report shall be submitted on the same, the Lt Governor maintained. Special focus should be laid on coverage of beneficiaries under different scholarship schemes, Adhaar seeding of Ration cards, works under MGNREGA, distribution of Sports kits, installation of two dustbins in every Panchayat for solid and liquid waste management, water conservation and identification of at least two young entrepreneurs, road connectivity, power and water supply, he added.
Agriculture Officers should remain updated for all the Centrally Sponsored Schemes for farmers, especially nine major initiatives for farmers, including use of Micro irrigation, identifying high-density apple orchards and others, he added. He directed for sensitization of all visiting officers so that they can aware the farmers regarding the same.
While observing the public response of Jan Abhiyan and Block Diwas achievements, the Lt Governor enquired about the major demands and issues of the people raised during the programme. He also informed all DCs and SPs that like Jan Abhiyan, Back to Village 3 will also be monitored very closely at High level to assess the ground level situation in the UT.
He lauded the significant achievements made during Jan Abhiyan held across the UT. It was informed that 150212 participants attended the two Block Diwas under Jan Abhiyan. A total of 24313 grievances were received out of which 11271 were disposed of on the spot and rest were directed for speedy disposal. 15583 revenue papers and 3956 Universal Health cards were issued besides other important certificates during the two Block Diwas.
The Lt Governor suggested that three to four Sub-division level headquarters be identified as a regular feature in all districts for easy reach of the public to administration and advised for clubbing two, three or more blocks for mega blocks level events. He issued directions to the DCs, ADCs, SSPs, ASPs and other senior officers of the Districts to remain present at all Sub-Division Headquarters in every District on a rotational basis from 10 am to 4 pm every Wednesday, with officers and representatives of different line departments.
He further directed that every visiting officer shall apprise the people of respective panchayats about the availability of funds in the Panchayats and works should be done priority wise and on merit. He directed that works to be undertaken should be identified by the Gram Sabhas and officers should act as facilitators in identifying them.
Congratulating the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj for publishing “Panchayat Letter”, the Lt Governor directed for distribution of the same based on area wise language preferably, out of the five official languages of the UT.
The Lt Guv also directed the DCs to lays special focus on awareness on Do’s and Don’ts of COVID-19 during B2V3 and ensure adherence to all COVID-19 related guidelines.
He also stressed on conducting Swacchhta Abhiyaan and taking Swacchhta pledge on the eve of 2nd October to commemorate Gandhi Jayanti.
BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Dilbag Singh, DGP, Arun Kumar Mehta, Financial Commissioner, Finance Department; Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary, Power Development Department and Information Department; Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to Lt Governor; Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Industries and Commerce Department; Sanjeev Verma, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu; Pandurang K. Pole Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Sheetal Nanda, Secretary to the Government, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj; Simrandeep Singh, Special Secretary to the Government, Department of DMRR&R and Secretary, Public Grievances, All Deputy Commissioners, SPs and other senior officers attended the meeting, in person and through virtual mode.

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