SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha attended the Back to Village-5 event at Chatha Farm, Satwari Jammu, on Thursday.

Addressing a public gathering, LG Sinha lauded the efforts of the UT Administration for establishing a participatory and people-centric governance thereby creating an environment for inclusive development.

“Peoples’ participation lies at the core of rural prosperity. Back to Village initiative of the J&K administration is shaped to address saturation of developmental and welfare schemes and to ensure village communities receive benefits of Central and UT Schemes,” the Lt Governor said.

He said the JK Administration has accorded the highest priority to vulnerable sections and has provided unprecedented resources to bring about a revolution in rural and far-flung areas.

In the last few years, timely implementation and monitoring of programmes ensured a unique opportunity for the holistic development of villages. Various sections of society have been liberated from decades of discrimination and exploitation and provided opportunities to benefit from growth, he added.

“The road to J&K’s progress and prosperity has to pass through its villages and far-flung areas. It is our determination and commitment to ensure better infrastructure, amenities, public services, skills and opportunities for youth and women, and enhanced productivity of Agriculture & allied sector,” the Lt Governor said.

He called upon all the citizens of rural areas to contribute in improving the literacy rate, and eradicate malnutrition and TB from Panchayats. Every village should aspire to become Self-reliant and spearhead the sustainable development of J&K, he said.

PRI representatives expressed their gratitude to the Lt Governor-led UT administration for taking development to the grassroots level.

The Lt Governor also visited the stalls put up by various government departments highlighting various initiatives and welfare programs of the government.


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