Jammu (NVI): A group of 40 sarpanchs, drawn from different districts of Jammu and Kashmir, is going to Rajasthan on a five-day training cum exposure tour from February 10 to 14.
This is the second batch of sarpanchs from the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir who are visiting Rajasthan on such tour.
The purpose of the visit is to expose them to the best practices being followed by their counterparts in that state, make them interact with the beacon leaders there, learn about the implementation of the flagship schemes etc., in the state of Rajasthan, stated an official release.
Director Panchayats, Rakesh Srangal and Director Rural Development, Jammu, Sudershan Kumar held an interaction with the delegation ahead of the tour.
The sarpanches were requested to take maximum advantage of the field exposure tour so that the best practices learnt get replicated in various panchayats of J&K.
During the visit, the sarpanches shall be exposed to various activities including solid liquid waste management, generation of own source revenue, preparation of budget, integration of labour budget under MGNREGA with GPDP and SDGs, integration of panchayat development plans at various tiers, panchayat enterprise suit applications, etc., read the official release.
“It is the vision of the Government of the UT to strengthen the Panchayati Raj system in the UT and to make the rural local bodies self-reliant for taking innovative initiatives and develop their Panchayats not only in respect of physical infrastructure but also social and economic fields. This is one of many steps taken by the department in the direction,” it said.
Officials from the Directorate of Rural Development, Jammu were also present on the occasion. It was also informed that it will be a continuous practice with regular batches visiting various states at regular intervals.
Director, Rural Development informed that this is the sixth batch in a series of batches visiting other States from the UT of J&K.
Director Rural Development- Jammu wished that the delegation a successful and fruitful visit and instructed them to follow all Covid protocols during the visit. He also instructed the touring sarpanchs to learn best practices from the PRIs of Rajasthan State as the Panchayati Raj system is well established in the State, as per the statement.