Crescent Kashmir

Village development

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In a recent panchayat level convergence meeting Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir has asked the panchayat members to take the village community along for the development.

He said that common people should come forward and speak up for their villages and be part of the development process. For better monitoring and execution of development works, the Chief Secretary said that people should be informed of developmental activities carried in their areas. The PRIs should also be made aware of the developmental works taking place in their respective panchayats.

Stressing on the self- employment generation programme in villages, he said that the youth should take full  benefit of the various government schemes as they will be assisted in every possible way. He said that it is the duty of the Prabhari Officers to make sure that they do not face any problems. He said that there is no limit to the numbers of youth that can be provided self-employment under different schemes.

He laid special emphasis on cleanliness in villages and said that the Swachhta Mission should be fully implemented before August 15 this year. He complimented the unique environment friendly initiative started in a far flung panchayat of Sadiwara in Hiller Shahabad block of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district and asked  others to follow the example. The village head has started a campaign called ‘Give Plastic and Take Gold wherein if someone gives plastic waste of 20 quintals, then the panchayat will give him a gold coin.

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