Sheetal Nanda visits Mammer area; interacts with PRIs, locals

GANDERBAL : Commissioner Secretary Social Welfare Department, Sheetal Nanda today visit- ed Mammer area as a visit- ing officer in connection with the ongoing ‘Back to Village’ Phase-4(B2V4) programme.
After receiving a warm welcome from locals on arrival, she interacted with representatives of PRIs and general public and took a detailed appraisal of their grievances and problems.
Speaking on the occa- sion, Commissioner Secretary highlighted the objectives of the pro- gramme and said that the programme is a milestone in achieving rural develop- ment besides listening to the grievances and issues of rural folk at their doorsteps.
She stressed upon the peo- ple to avail the benefits that
can reach to them under the programme.
Later, the Commissioner Secretary laid foundation stone for the construction of Solid waste Management shed at pan- chayat Sonamarg-B. The shed shall be constructed by the RDD at the cost of Rs 6.95 lakh under SBM scheme.
Meanwhile, on day two of the B2V4 programme,
the visiting Officers in other Panchayats of the dis- trict also sensitised the peo- ple about initiatives taken by the Government to strengthen the Panchayati Raj Institutions in UT of J&K and discussed core problems and issues being faced by the locals of the Panchayat.
They also inspected schools, health institutions, AWCs, water bodies, water
and power supply schemes, ongoing development works and took feedback regarding implementation of flagship schemes.
The officers, in presence of PRIs also inaugurated several developmental works completed under dif- ferent sectors in the Panchayats.
During the day gram sabhas, Mahila Sabhas, Bal Sabhas, plantation drives, exhibition of agriculture equipments, social audit of works, distribution of baby kits by ICDS, land pass- books and sports activities were carried in various Panchayats of the district.
People in Gram Sabhas and Mahila Sabhas con- vened by the visiting offi- cers shared their feedback about government schemes with the visiting officers and sought redressal of their grievances.