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Advisor Bhatnagar tours Ganderbal, participates in B2V4 prog

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Distributes land passbooks, RBA certificates, income certificate among beneficiaries

GANDERBAL: As part of the Government’s ambitious initiative to listen to the issues of people at their doorsteps through Back to Village Programme Phase 4 (B2V4), Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today took an extensive tour of Kangan sub-division of Ganderbal district and participated in ongoing activities under B2V4 held at Panchayat Ghar Wussan-B Kangan.

During the visit to Panchayat Ghar Wussan, Advisor Bhatnagar had detailed interaction with Panchayat representatives and the general public of the area. He took note of issues concerning the development and welfare of their respective areas and asked the people to have maximum participation in the B2V4 programme as it has been initiated for their welfare.

The Advisor also interacted with the visiting officer and officials of line departments and obtained feedback regarding various ongoing development works being executed under different flagship schemes in the Subdivision.

Speaking on the occasion, Advisor Bhatnagar highlighted the objectives of the programme and said that the programme is a milestone in achieving rural development and 100% saturation of social welfare schemes adding that the Union Government and UT Government is committed to developing J&K as one of the most developed regions in the country. He added that various developmental initiatives have been taken already and the cooperation of the common masses is a must for ensuring peace and development in the whole J&K.

While replying to the issues raised by the locals, Advisor Bhatnagar remarked that the LG-led administration is committed to further empowering the PRIs so that the overall development of rural areas is ensured as they are well aware of the issues being faced by the people. He also gave necessary direction to the concerned departments for the redressal of genuine issues raised by the general public.

The Advisor on the occasion also distributed land passbooks, RBA certificates, income certificates, pension passbooks, baby kits among the beneficiaries.

Advisor Bhatnagar also administered the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Pledge to all the participants during the proceedings of the B2V4 program.

On the occasion, Advisor Bhatnagar also witnessed the theme-based cultural programme presented by students of different schools. The main attraction was the Mashal-e-Gash literacy campaign, an initiative by district administration Ganderbal for achieving 100% literacy in the district which was highly appreciated by the Advisor.

Meanwhile, the Advisor also inspected the stalls established by different departments and enquired about the facilities and schemes being provided to the general public.

Later, the Advisor also inaugurated an indoor sports event at Panchayat Ghar Wussan and an outdoor sports event at Wussan sports ground where he also launched a plantation drive within the ground under the Green J&K initiative.

Advisor Bhatnagar also visited Primary School Payeen Bela Wussan where he interacted with the students and inspected the school’s facilities and functioning.

Later, the Advisor visited Fruit Plant Nursery at Wussan where he was briefed by the Chief Horticulture Officer about the main activities being carried out here like propagation of high-quality paper-shelled and medium-grafted walnut plants, and exotic varieties of cherry and apple. It was also informed that the area under the nursery is 1.55 Ha and 03 semi Hi-tech greenhouses are established within the nursery.

Later, Advisor Bhatnagar also visited Degree College Kangan where he inspected the progress on under-construction buildings and other infrastructure. He directed the Executive Engineer R&B for the timely completion of the building so that it can be dedicated to students for use.

The Advisor also directed the officers to prepare a landscape map containing all components like the development of ground, pathways, and provisions for face lifting of the college. He also asked them to establish all the convenience facilities for the students in the college.

Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shyambir, CPO, ACD and other district officers accompanied the Advisor.

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