B2V4: 2nd Phase commences in 128 Gram Panchayats of Kupwara

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KUPWARA : The Second phase of Back to Village-4 (B2V-4) programme commenced today at 128 Gram Panchayats of 24 blocks in Kupwara district, with much enthusiasm and public participation.

The designated Visiting Officers along with supporting staff reached their destinations for two days and one night stay to listen to villagers and prepare Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) as per the wishes of people of the village.

The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara, Doifode Sagar Dattatray visited various Gram Panchayats of the district to personally monitor the proceedings of the ambitious Back to Village programme. He was accompanied by ADC Kupwara, Ghulam Nabi Bhat, ACD Kupwara, Hilal Ahmad Mir and other concerned officers.

He visited Gram Panchayat Falmarg in Taratpora block where he interacted with PRIs and the public and heard their developmental issues. He also visited Amrit Sarovar in the area. He also took stock of the other ongoing developmental works in the block.

The DDC expressed satisfaction over the large-scale public participation in the programmes across the district and said that the B2V4 exercise will provide a strong database for sustainable development of the district.

He said that Visiting Officers were already given directions to sensitize people for the option of new and innovative schemes with special attention to employment generation in the Gram Panchayats. He said 15 educated unemployed youth are being identified in each Gram Panchayat for setting up their self-employment generating units with complete facilitation from the Administration under single window management system.

He further said that 20 more youth, in each Gram Panchayat, are being identified during the B2V4 proceedings under Himayat Scheme through various employment generation schemes.

The DDC said that the first phase of B2V4 was conducted in 129 Gram Panchayats while the same process started today in 128 Gram Panchayats in the second phase. He said the third and final phase will start on November 02 in another 128 Gram Panchayats of the district.

During the B2V4 programme, the visiting officers were seen interacting with members of the Gram Sabha, administering pledges to make our system and society corruption free.

The formulation of GPDP, distribution of land passbooks, inspection of public offices, inspection of works taken up under various CSS, B2V and other schemes, inspection of Amrit Sarovar projects, awareness on Self Employment scheme and feedback on welfare schemes were some of the activities carried out during B2V programme.

The designated officers also held interactions with the sarpanches, panches and general public who brought forth specific grievances and developmental requirements of their areas.

The visiting officers documented all the grievances projected during the day and assured them of the early redressal of their genuine issues and demands.

The resource persons also educated the public about scores of welfare schemes and programmes being implemented in the district and motivated them to avail the benefits of the same.