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Govt announces 3rd phase of ‘Back to Village’ programme in J&K

News: Jammu and Kashmir Government has 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.
  • Phases: Phase I: To understand the 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 and Phase-III: It has been designed on the format for grievance redressal.
  • Features:
    • 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.
    • The feedback obtained will help the government in needs assessment and subsequently to tailor the various central and state government schemes/programmes in improving delivery of village-specific services and making the village life better in terms improved amenities and economic upliftment.
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