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In order to develop urban areas and cities of Jammu and Kashmir, J&K Chief Secretary has recently reviewed the impact of the programme held with the participation of the public.

He complimented all the Departments/ Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Chairman/Presidents of the ULBs for their efforts in the successful conduct of MTMP 2.0 across all the ULBs of J&K UT and achieving the desired outcomes for various activities. He further laid emphasis for rapid transformation of all the Towns to be led by the respective visiting officers, designated as “Prabhari Officers”.

He applauded the H&UDD for organizing the interactive sessions on Municipal Finance, including urban reforms incentive fund (URIF) by inviting public representatives, trade associations, Residents Welfare Associations, NGOs involved in municipal and allied fields, besides, other City Specific Plans viz; City Livelihood, City Smart Vending, Green City, City Tourism & Culture, City Beautiful and Encroachment Free City for all 78 Urban Local Bodies to enable towns and cities embark upon the journey of becoming Aspirational Towns.

It may be recalled that two years back, in a first of its kind initiative, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir embarked on an ambitious and extensive programme of reaching out to the people at the grassroots level. The landmark initiative in urban areas, called ‘My Town My Pride’, with a focus on – Public outreach in towns, Service Delivery at doorsteps, and Strengthening Grassroot Democracy, was a huge success in its first version conducted in October 2020. People participated in large numbers in the “My Town My Pride ’programmes, and it gave the Government a much better insight on various issues considered important by the people in urban areas.

To meet the expectations of the urban populace, it was decided to launch the 2nd iteration of the programme, ‘My Town My Pride 2.0’ across all the urban areas of J&K. This programme involved the people of J&K and government officials in a joint effort to deliver the mission of equitable development in urban areas.

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