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Dwivedi lauds peoples' pro-active role in success of Back to Village initiative
6/25/2019 12:04:00 AM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, June 24: Government's pioneering initiative 'Back to Village' is being received well by the people, exhibiting interest in various activities and seeking pro-active implementation of various welfare and development schemes to percolate benefits to targeted rural populace.
'Sense of accomplishment is overtaking sense of deprivation with people feeling empowered to take their own decisions, to monitor the implementation and to register their suggestions and grievances, making the implementing agencies responsive and accountable'.
At Jammu, Day 5 of Back to Village programme recorded a multitude of activities which inter alia included Gram Sabhas, Women Gram Sabhas, interaction with frontline government functionaries, PRIs, social activists, NGOs, prominent citizens and retired employees, visit to schools, health centers, AW centers, government assets, water bodies, electric stations, important private enterprises, ongoing and languishing projects besides inauguration of playfields, buildings and development works, visit to villages of the allotted panchayats and constitution of social audit committees by the gram panchayat where it doesn't exist. Distribution of certificates/benefits/opening of accounts, enrollment of beneficiaries under PM kisan and PM Shram yogi mandhan, cleanliness drives and plantation drives in gram Panchayats.
Commissioner Secretary Information, Forest Ecology and Environment Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, today visited Panchayat Jhajjar Kotli and lauded the pro-active role of village community in the success of the programme, saying this reflects their deep yearning for development and implementation of various welfare schemes.
In an interactive session with the PRIs, locals and the frontline government functionaries, he sought first-hand information about developmental activities in the area and hoped that the people will continue to give their suggestions to the executing agencies.
Dwivedi took round of various areas of the Panchayat and assessed the ground situation regarding public utilities and status of implementation of several flagship programmes.
He visited the Park and other tourist spots in Jhajjar Kotli and was informed about the dire need of construction of toilet complexes to facilitate the tourists thronging the spot in large numbers. He also visited guest house of forest department and asked the concerned authorities to initiate repair and renovation work there.
The people demanded development of an artificial lake at Jhajjar kotli which will further add to the tourism grandeur of the destination besides providing employment to local people of the panchayat.
The locals demanded a permanent structure with toilet facilities for the Anganwari Center which is working in a rented accommodation.
The Commissioner Secretary visited Sub Health Centre and inspected infrastructure and facilities available in the centre.
The locals demanded up gradation of the hospital with adequate staff and doctors especially in view of the area being close to National Highway.
Dwivedi along with other concerned officers inaugurated a Lane and laid foundation stone for community sanitary complex at village Jhajjar Kotli. He also planted trees in Panchayat ghar premises.
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