‘Back to Village’ Phase 3 kickstarts from Oct 2 in J&K                 

Srinagar (NVI): The third phase of the flagship ‘Back to Village’ programme by the J&K government — a 10 days festival of development–  is all set to begin from October 2 in J&K, on the occasion of 150th anniversary of Gandhi Jayanti.

A J&K government official spokesman said that the development oriented action packed programme will witness senior government officials taking review of development scenarios at grassroot level and addressing the grievances of public.

“The unique initiative of its kind in 4,290 panchayats is expected to again witness tremendous response from the public like the earlier phases. The third phase of the B2V programme is a festival of development and democracy among the masses and to ensure redressal of grievances, the Government of J&K has earmarked Rs 450 crore for undertaking developmental works,” the statement said.

To improve the efficiency of the ambitions programme in Phase 3 of Back to Village, it has been made mandatory to carry out atleast two developmental works in every Panchayat, the official spokesman said, adding, “A senior Government official said that B2V3 is preceded by a 21 day Jan Abhiyan to ensure that the voices of the people are heard and their grievances addressed on the spot.”