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Peoples’ participation lies at the core of rural prosperity: LG

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At B2V-5, says initiative is shaped to address saturation of developmental & welfare schemes


Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha attended the Back to Village-5 event at Chatha Farm, Satwari Jammu, today and shared the efforts of the administration to establish participatory and people-centric governance and create an enabling environment for inclusive development, an official press release informed.

“Peoples’ participation lies at the core of rural prosperity. The Back to Village initiative of the J&K administration is shaped to address saturation of developmental and welfare schemes and to ensure village communities receive benefits of Central and UT schemes,” the LG said.

He said, the J&K administration has accorded the highest priority to vulnerable sections and is providing unprecedented resources to bring about a revolution in rural and far-flung areas.

In the last few years, timely implementation and monitoring of programmes ensured unique opportunities for holistic development of villages. Various sections of society have been liberated from decades of discrimination and exploitation and provided opportunities to benefit from growth, he added.

“The road to J&K’s progress and prosperity has to pass through its villages and far flung areas. It is our determination and commitment to ensure better infrastructure, amenities, public services, skills and opportunities for youth and women, and enhanced productivity of agriculture and allied sectors,” the LG said.

He called upon all the citizens of rural areas to contribute in improving the literacy rate, eradicating malnutrition and TB from Panchayats. Every village should aspire to become self-reliant and spearhead the sustainable development of J&K, he said.

PRI representatives expressed their gratitude to the LG-led UT administration for taking development to the grassroots level, the press release said.

The LG also visited the stalls put up by various government departments highlighting various initiatives and welfare programs of the government.

Bharat Bhushan, Chairman, District Development Council Jammu; Ramesh Kumar, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Sachin Kumar Vaishya, Deputy Commissioner Jammu, senior officers, PRI members and people in large numbers were present.

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