The Panchayat Raj System at the ground level has played an important role for the socio economic development in Jammu and Kashmir. Recently LG Manoj Sinha called for invoking a renewed sense of Jan Bhagidari in the socio-economic development process to make villages of J&K Atma Nirbhar.
A vibrant and productive agrarian economy is the foundation of high and sustained economic growth. As a watchdog of developmental activities, PRIs can help in making the governance more transparent and accountable to the citizens.
He laid stress on continuous capacity building of the elected members and termed it a key aspect of better service delivery at the grass root level.
Capacity building of elected PRIs will yield productive capacities of agriculture, rural employment, access to basic services like education, health, nutrition, safe drinking water supply, swachhata, social security & transforming rural J&K a business hub.
He advised the District Administrations, DDCs, and Panchayats to replicate the best practices of others and make concerted efforts to meet the aspirations of people.
On the occasion, a 100 point programme was also finalized for Gram Swaraj Month which will mainly focus on Rural Infrastructure, Good Governance, Livelihood generation, Financial Inclusion, Youth Empowerment, Environment Protection and Women Empowerment.