JAMMU, OCTOBER 03, 2020: The people across Jammu and Kashmir, especially the rural areas lagging behind in development, are pinning high hopes as Government’s unique Back to Village program enters into phase III.
Unlike the previous two chapters, the current phase has refreshing connotations as its launch coincided with the Gandhi Jayanti as the Father of nation always dreamt for Gram Swaraj and an ideal Indian village with dependable social infrastructure.
A great promoter of decentralization, Gandhi Ji stressed on the development of villages through Panchayati Raj Institutions.
The achievements of the previous phases became a major attraction for this phase which was reflected in the overwhelming response during the Jan Abhiyan – the buildup period and with the launch of the actual program.
The buildup period has also worked well as people were made to understand that the underlying thrust of the program is on attempting to make visible difference in the people’s life with a healing touch. The 3 week exercise received tremendous respect from the people when government Officers including top notch functionaries from J&K administration visited several Panchayats.
The Phase-I of B2V was an introductory and interactive program to understand the people’s grievances and demands. While Phase-II focused on the devolution of powers to panchayats and attempted to understand how these panchayats are functioning and what are their grievances and demands
In the backdrop of past phases recording great successes, the government has opted for further improvisation in its run up to Phase 3.
The phase III thus will be an action program giving the taste of responsive administration to the hitherto unattended populace.
Phase-III of B2V marks an odyssey from governance to responsive governance.