Crescent Kashmir

Director General IMPA & RD Visits Panchayat Badhori

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Inspects community assets, listens to people’s issues  

SAMBA, NOVEMBER 8: Bipul Pathak,   Director General, Institute of Management, Public Administration, and Rural Development (IMPA & RD) today visited Panchayat Badhori in Block Bari Brahmana of District Samba as part of the fifth phase of the Back to Village public outreach program.

Pathak received a warm welcome at the Panchayat. He was accompanied by Abhishek Sharma, Deputy Commissioner Samba; Suriya Begum, District Development Council member; Rajinder Singh, Additional District Development Commissioner; Shehnaz Akhtar, Sarpanch of Badhori  and other  officers of the District administration.

During the visit, Pathak interacted with the people, listening to their grievances and suggestions. Some of the issues raised by the people included the fencing of the local pond, the repair of lanes, and road congestion. The locals praised government initiatives such as construction of Amrit Sarovar and the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Pathak reviewed the functioning of different departments including health, Jal Shakti, Social Welfare, and Revenue and sought status of the Aayushman Bharat saturation, Kisan Credit Card, PM KISAN Scheme, Social audit of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, school education department, functional household tap connections, Common Service Centre, and online services.

Addressing the officials, Pathak emphasised the need to intensify the Nasha Mukt Bharat campaign in industrial areas. He advised against a patchwork approach in the execution of works. He also emphasized the importance of cleanliness in the Panchayat.

Together with the Panchayati Raj Institution members and officers, Pathak took the Nasha Mukt Bharat pledge, vowing to work towards making the Panchayat free from substance abuse.

Earlier, the DG   inspected stalls put up by different departments to showcase respective schemes aimed at socio- economic development of rural populace.

Later, he visited the Amrit Sarovar site and Santosh Janak dairy farm maintained with the help of the Animal Husbandry Department.

Certificates were distributed to women achievers of the Panchayat, and Kisan Credit Card term loan sanction letters   to the eligible beneficiaries.

Pathak commended the district administration for the event’s arrangements and expressed gratitude to the locals and PRIs for their participation. He emphasized the importance of such events for connecting with the people and gaining firsthand information about their genuine grievances.

He assured the people that their issues would be brought to the attention of the relevant authorities for prompt resolution.

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