Under the ongoing phase three of the Back to Village (B2V) programme in Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), series of activities were carried out in 60 Panchayat Halqas of three blocks of Anantnag district.
Under B2V-3 initiative, visiting officers took stock of the status of work done of demands raised in the phase one and two of the B2V programme held during 2019.
They also heard the demands of the public with regard to power, water, roads, healthcare, education, agriculture, horticulture, and development of basic infrastructure besides others.
District Development Commissioner (DDC) Anantnag, K.K. Sidha visited Panchayats of Brah, Dethu, Chittergul and Achabal, where he listened to the people’s issues and demands. He asked the public to take advantage of the B2V3 and enlist their demands as an “initiative of governance at the doorsteps of the general public has been ensured”.
During the visit, Sidha asked the public to identify their priority works that can be forwarded for next year district plan under various centrally/ state-sponsored schemes and identify two educated youth for financial assistance under PMEGP for entrepreneurship.
He also asked for identification of deserving students who will be provided financial assistance, uniform and books.
The DDC announced Rs. 10 lakhs for development of a playfield at Dethu and directed Sarpanchs to purchase electric poles and transformers for each Panchayat, and also purchase sports kits worth Rs. 20000/- for promotion of sports activities.
Meanwhile Director Libraries, Sheikh Arshid Ayoob visited Kadpora, Nunwani and Kralpora halqas of block Achabal and heard the demands and grievances regarding flood management on Nallah Arapath, Lift irrigation facility for Karewa land of Kadpora and Gopalpora, besides other basic facilities.
Vice-Chairman, Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA), Sajad Hussain Ganie, Visiting Officer Akingam–B heard the grievances and demands of people related to water, power, ration, healthcare, road connectivity, soil health cards, the supply of high-density plants, construction of link roads/crossings, protection bunds at vulnerable spots.