Second phase of Back to Village-4 (B2V-4) started today in 44 Gram Panchayats of the district with great fervour. On the 3rd day of B2V-4, the visiting officers received first-hand information from the PRIs and people regarding developmental works and prepared proposals for the Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) as per the local needs.
Visiting Officers distributed Carrom boards among old age persons, sports kits among youth and baby care kits among lactating mothers. Moreover, awareness was disseminated to the people regarding individual beneficiary oriented schemes, besides, other developmental and welfare measures.
Additional District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora, Ali Afsar Khan visited various Gram Panchayats of the district like Watapora to personally monitor the proceedings of the ambitious Back to Village programme.
The Subdivisional Magistrate Sumbal, Dr Bashir Ahmad visited Gram Panchayat Madwan and Hakabara where he interacted with PRIs, youth and the public and heard their day to day developmental issues. He along with the visiting officer Divisional Manager SFC distributed sports kits among youth, baby care kits among lactating mothers and Carrom boards among old aged persons.
He also took stock of the ongoing developmental works in the area. He 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.
During the B2V4 programme, the visiting officers were seen interacting with members of the Gram Sabha. Discussion on GPDP formulation, distribution of land passbooks, inspection of public offices and inspection of works taken up under various CSS, B2V and other schemes, inspection of Amrit Sarovar projects, awareness on Self Employment scheme, feedback on welfare schemes were some of the activities in vogue in various Panchayats of the district.
The visiting officers documented all the grievances projected by the people during the first day of the second phase.The frontline workers of different departments present on the occasion replied to the queries raised by the public pertaining to their sectors.