Rajouri, November 29 | As part of the ‘Back to Village’ programme phase II, a series of activities were organised here in 112 Panchayats- marking the start of the last segment of the program in this border district.
The visiting officers conducted public meetings, inspections to assess the status of amenities available for the people at the grassroots level, besides identifying areas for growth in the Panchayats. The visiting officers inspected development works PHCs, water supply schemes and other traditional water bodies. They inspected schools and Anganwadi centres and checked the meals being served to the students under mid-day meal scheme availability and quality of nutrition in pre-school centres.
District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad visited Panchayat Pullalian where he interacted with the locals who apprised him about their issues and problems. They sought improvement in power scenario, water supply, macadamization and repair of roads better health and improvement in power transmission lines.
The DDC after listening to various public demands said that the aim of the “Back to Village” programme is to address public grievances at their doorsteps. He also said another major objective of organising the Back to Village phase 2 is to assess the functioning of Panchayats. The back to Village phase 2 like phase one will strengthen the Panchayats and realise the objective of decentralised planning.
The DDC also distributed school bags and stationery items sponsored by OSC, MSK and JK Bank zonal Branch Rajouri among the students. Later DDC also presented cricket kits to the students of various schools falling in Panchayat Pullalian.