BACK TO VILLAGE : 4500 Officers to find solutions to 5000 proposals in 4483 Panchayats


JAMMU : In the fourth Phase of Back to Village, Jammu and Kashmir’s biggest programme for Rural Development, which commenced today, nearly 4500 officers will go from village to village and solve 5000 problems. The staff of 35 departments will spend two days and one night in 4483 Panchayats to listen to the problems of the villagers under 85 welfare schemes and ensure solutions.

According to official sources, the roadmap for the mass campaign has been prepared. All the officers will go to their respective areas and make arrangements for public hearings and for carrying out the identified works. Public issues will be resolved with the presence of Gazetted Officers in all Panchayats simultaneously.

This time five lakh people are expected to participate in Back to Village-4. Documents like two lakh certificates and land passbooks will be distributed during the proposed B2V4 programme which shall continue till October 31. The Back to Village campaign would be led by Deputy Commissioners (DCs) in their respective districts.

To prepare the outline of Back to Village-4, starting from Thursday, the Union Territory government had launched 11-day Jan Abhiyan from October 15 to 26.  The major highlights of the Jan Abhiyan were that 35 departments delivered 85 people-centric schemes during the 11-day campaign.

The Back to Village programme not only aimed to involve the people of the state and government officials in a joint effort to deliver the mission of equitable development but also aimed at energising Panchayats and directing development efforts in rural areas through community participation.

There will be 1000 awareness programmes in all five days till October 31. Apart from this, 200 camps will be organized by Agricultural Universities. Stalls will be set up in the Common Service Center, where efforts will be made to benefit the common people through 225 online services. A game will also be organized by preparing at least one ground in every Panchayat.

The programme has been successful since its launch. Since its past three iterations, more than 4000 projects have been completed and over 4 lakh certificates issued to respective beneficiaries. More than 65000 grievances have been redressed and an equal number of beneficiaries have been registered under various governmental schemes. The Phase-I of the Back to Village programme was launched in June 2019 while Phase II and Phase III were held in November 2019 and October 2020.




Phase- I: From 20th to 27th June 2019 – The first Back to Village programme was conducted. In this programme, 4000 officers spent two days and one night in 4483 Panchayats.

Phase- II: 25th to 30th November 2019 – 4500 officers went among the people and listened to the public problems and issued instructions.

Phase- III: 2nd to 12th October 2020 – The programme affected by the COVID epidemic was organized after almost a year. Since then Block Day was started.

Phase- IV: October 27 to 31, 2022-  4500 Officers to find solutions to 5000 proposals in 4483 Panchayats.