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Coverage of all panchayats under VBSY imperative for rural transformation: Div Com

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SRINAGAR: The ongoing campaign of Viksit Bharat Sankalap Yatra in the panchayats promises transformation of rural lives, said Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri today in a review meeting with Deputy Commissioners, here.

He maintained that mobilization of the general public to encourage them to participate in the Viksit Bharat Sankalap Yatra to familiarize them with the welfare schemes of the government is the most objective of the ongoing campaign.

While reviewing the coverage under VBSY, Div Com underlined that universal coverage of all the panchayats in districts is imperative for rural transformation. He emphasises comprehensive measures and extensive efforts for the programme’s success through IEC Van.

The Deputy Commissioners informed that the Information dissemination and awareness regarding various centrally sponsored schemes is in full swing through the medium of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Van and people are being educated regarding different welfare schemes and procedures to avail benefits from schemes.

Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir also reviewed the current power scenario in the valley and the availability of electricity to consumers in all districts.

He directed concerned officers to strictly adhere to the power curtailment schedule to avoid any crisis.

Div Com enjoined concerned officers of PDD to keep strict vigil on power theft and discourage people from using crude electric devices.

In view of inclement weather, Div Com reviewed the exigency plan of KPDCL for the restoration of electricity in case of heavy snowfall. He also reviewed the buffer stock of transformers, electric poles and the functionality of workshops.

Div Com said that with the procurement of additional electricity, the overall scenario of power in the valley will improve significantly.

Besides, Div Com also chaired a meeting to deliberate on the revision of market value guidelines & rules and the revision of rates for the upcoming calendar year.

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