Govt on mission development drive: Advisor Bhatnagar

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar Sunday said that the Back to Village (B2V) would imbibe spirit of development and participation among the common people as well as empower them through PRI institutions. The Advisor made these comments while participating in a B2V3 function at Panchayat Halqa Ganeshpora of Pahalgam Block.

Advisor Bhatnagar while addressing a large gathering said that J&K Administration is committed for overall and equitable development of Jammu and Kashmir. He also asked the people to come forward and take advantage of welfare programmes announced by the government from time to time.

The Advisor on the occasion said that Administration is strengthening Panchayat Raj institutions and the line departments will also facilitate public at all levels. He also appealed to the public & PRI representatives to deliberate upon their requirements and issues for over all development of the villages and prepare a draft plan.

Speaking regarding ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Advisor asked the people to follow all COVID SOPs and other guidelines strictly so that the virus can be contained.

Highlighting the need for collective approach to drug menace, the Advisor maintained that mass campaigning and awareness should be launched in the District with the help of various organizations. He asked the administration, police and civil society to work in coordination to eradicate the menace of drugs from society. Interacting with the visiting officers at the Panchayat Halqa, Advisor Bhatnagar stressed upon them to prioritize the works of immediate need in all the halqas for which Rs. 10 lac have been provided. He directed the officers to ensure cent percent saturation of all schemes like KCC, Ayushman Bharat Golden Card, Ladli Beti pension schemes etc.