Srinagar, June 29: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Tuesday released the e-compendium of 2177 projects completed under the Back to Village (B2V) programme during 2020-21 compiled by the Finance Department here at the civil secretariat.
Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor outlined the impact the Back to Village Programme had made in taking governance to the grass-roots level.
J&K government embarked on a unique mission - B2V which has been a catalyst for development and a revolutionary step for people-centric governance, the Lt Governor said.
Giving a pictorial depiction of as many as 2177 projects completed under the B2V programme, the newly released e-compendium rightly depicts the success of ambitious initiative of the J&K government, he said.
The J&K government has laid down a strong foundation through programmes like B2V where the top levels of administration and local population are working in a spirit of Jan-Bhagidari, empowering the people in a true sense, the Lt Governor said.
Highlighting the significance of putting the government’s work in the public domain, the LG observed that the e-books were part of the efforts of the administration to enhance transparency and accountability by providing information that could be easily accessed by the citizens, besides serving as a reference for all stakeholders, including policy planning and executing agencies.
The public outreach programme - B2V even gets a mention by the Prime Minister in the ‘Mann-Ki-Baat’ as a festival of development, public participation and awareness.
Rajeev RaiBhatnagar, Advisor to Lt Governor; Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; AtalDulloo, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department; Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor; Administrative Secretaries and other concerned officers were present on the occasion.