B2V, Jan Abhiyan missions of equitable dev: Kansal

Government spokesman Rohit Kansal during a Media Briefing in Srinagar/GK

Principal Secretary Power Development & Information, departments, Rohit Kansal today reviewed the arrangements regarding the flagship “Back to Village-3 (B2V3) programme starting from 2nd October to 12th October, 2019 at Civil Secretariat here.

Commissioner Secretary GAD, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Secretary Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda, Secretary Planning, Development, Monitoring and Disaster Management Departments, Simrandeep Singh, Director Information and Public Relations, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar was also present during the meeting while all the Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir, Jammu Divisions, Chief Engineers of PDD, Jal Shakti of both divisions participated in the meeting through video conferencing.

While chairing the meeting, the Principal Secretary stressed upon the DCs that the fundamental objective of B2V3 programme should be action oriented approach on all the works that have been allotted or started during the previous two Back to Villages programmes.

He impressed upon the Deputy Commissioners that the plan for works to be carried out in this phase of B2V should be prepared well in advance besides arrangements for holding Gram Sabhas, Ward Sabhas, Bal Sabhas and Mahila Sabhas should be done earliest and the public should be made aware about these programmes beforehand.

Kansal instructed the DCs that proper mechanism should be developed regarding segregation of grievances received during the B2V3. He added that the public should also be intimated about the status of these grievances in a proper time frame.

Highlighting the need of departmental coordination during the programme, the Principal Secretary maintained that B2V is entirely an inter departmental effort. He directed the DCs to ensure that all departments are represented during the B2V3 programme besides specified counters of all departments should be established in each visiting block highlighting different beneficiary schemes and other programmes for the general public.

Terming this phase of B2V village has unique affair, Rohit Kansal informed the meeting that during B2V3 Safai Abhiyan in all Panchayats should be carried out with other activities like mega Gram Sabha and sports programmes. He asked the DCs that people should be encouraged about using dustbins and biodegradable materials so as to maintain cleanliness in their surroundings. He directed them to hold awareness camps in each panchayats for the same besides other mediums should also be used to maximize the reach of the information disseminated.