‘Back to Village’ programme in J&K

Back to Village(B2V) programme

News: Jammu and Kashmir Government announced the third phase of ambitious Back to Village(B2V) programme.

Facts:

  • Back to Village(B2V) programme: The programme aims to involve the people of the state and government officials in a joint effort to deliver the mission of equitable development. It also aims to energize Panchayats and direct development efforts in rural areas through community participation.
  • Four main goals:
    • energising panchayats.
    • collecting feedback on the delivery of government schemes and programmes.
    • capturing specific economic potential.
    • undertaking assessment of needs of villages.
  • Phases:
    • Phase I: To understand people’s grievances and demands.
    • Phase-II: It focused on the devolution of powers to panchayats and tried to understand how these panchayats are functioning and what are the grievances and demands
    • Phase-III: It has been designed on the format for grievance redressal.
  • Features of Back to Village(B2V) programme.:
    1. As part of the programme, each gazetted officer will be assigned a gram panchayat where he/she will interact and obtain feedback from the panchayat representatives about their concerns, developmental needs and economic potential of the area.

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The feedback obtained will help the government in needs assessment and subsequently to tailor the various central and state government schemes/programmes in improving the delivery of village-specific services and making the village life better in terms improved amenities and economic upliftment.

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