As part of phase third of ‘Back to Village’ programme (B2V3) launched in Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Principal Secretary Power Development Department (PDD) and Information Department, Rohit Kansal, visited Sindhoo Shirmal, Shopian to take stock of issues and concerns of the rural masses for redressal.
District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian, Chaudhary Mohammad Yasin, Senior Superintendent of Police besides district officers, BDOs and a large number of people were also present on the occasion.
On the occasion, Kansal said that the main objective of B2V3 Programme is to reach out to the people at their doorsteps besides connecting them with the administration for efficient and smooth public service delivery.
He laid the foundation stone for milk chilling plant at Shirmal Shopian under Tribal sub-plan coming up at an estimated cost of Rs. 51.70 lakh and inaugurated water conservation scheme Shirmal worth Rs. 5 lakhs. He also inaugurated a stadium at Potarwall worth Rs. 4 lakhs.
While urging people to come forward with their issues and aspirations, Kansal informed that the government is keen towards achieving saturation in individual beneficiary schemes.
“Concerned functionaries are being mobilized with special focus on growth and development of rural and remote areas. Various initiatives are also being launched to improve the public service delivery,” he said.
He further informed that an amount of Rs. 6 crores have been spent so far on 141 works in 98 Panchayat Halqas of Shopian district during phase one and two of the Back to Village programme.
Kansal also said that Block Diwas will continue to be held and the Deputy Commissioner will announce the locations in the district where, on every Wednesday, public grievances will be registered from 10 am to 4 pm for a month.
On the occasion, people from Shirmal Panchayat put forth their demands and issues including up-gradation of higher secondary schools, road connectivity, macadamization of roads, repair of damaged transformers, public parks, fresh drinking water facility, up-gradation of playfields, establishment of poultry units, lanes and drains and health care facilities.