“Back to village” programme continues in Rajouri, Poonch with fanfare
JAMMU, JUNE 23: ‘Back to Village’ public outreach programme today took off in the border Pir Panchal districts of Rajouri and Poonch with fanfare today on day 4 of the programme.
At Rajouri, Gram Sabhas, awareness camps besides inspections were held in the district to assess the development needs of people and take their feedback for socio-economic transformation of rural areas.
Prasana Ramaswami, Additional Secretary Disaster Management visited Badoon-A panchayat of block Dhangri of district Rajouri.
Ramaswami threw light on the programme saying that the main aim of the programme is to take the first hand appraisal of the grievances of the general public and to ensure that public takes part in development activities so that the idea of participatory planning becomes a reality. He took stock of public delivery system, functioning of the Anagwandi centres, mid day meal schemes and developmental works.
The public demanded further strengthening of coordination among the departments with the PRIs for effective planning and implementation of the schemes. They also demanded formulation of lift water supply schemes for the district.
He interacted with the frontline workers, PRI members and listened to the grievances and issues raised by the general public. The public highlighted the need for augmentation in power supply, sanctioning of new water supply schemes, upgradation of middle school Badoon, establishment of wool collection centre.
Later, Prasanna inspected roads, primary health centres, ration stores, fish farms, connecting paths.
At Poonch, the fourth day of Back to Village programme was marked with Gram Sabhas in various panchayats during which the visiting officers listened to the issues and demands of people which included link roads, upgradation of schools, dispensaries in villages.
Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Yadav, visited various panchyats in Bufliaz and Surankote and interacted with the PRIs, people and the visiting officers and assessed the activities being conducted under “Back to Village” progtamme.
Meanwhile, ADC Sheraz ul haq and DPO also visited different panchayats and assesses the programme implementation.
The visiting officers also inspected schools, Aanganwari centers, MG NREGA works, PMAY houses, fish ponds, Sub center Animal and sheep husbandry and orchards under Horticulture department.
They inaugurated several development works including Bridal path in park at panchayat Rajpura, bridal pakka path besides laying foundation stone for Anganwari center in Rajpura Manhattan.
A cultural program was also organised by District Administration in collaboration with District Information Center regarding “Back to Village”.