New dreams

New dreams

At the village level in Jammu and Kashmir, the government is trying to provide wings to the dreams of common people.

With the establishment of the panchayat system, now the development index will be set to develop villages in a more efficient manner.

Recently the J & K government said that they will introduce the Aspirational Panchayat Development Programme here. The administration is Govt all set to introduce the Panchayat development Index.

The identified Panchayats will be given special focus to saturate inclusive development schemes which would serve as model Panchayats, an official said.

J&K Government will select the most backward 285 Panchayats (One Panchayat per Block) under APDP for holistic development.

An array of key parameters for preparation of Panchayat Development Index to rate various Panchayats of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir on socio-economic indicators concerning lives of the people residing in the rural areas has already been identified.

This exercise will be taken on the analogy of Aspirational Block Development Programme being implemented by the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.

A total of 100 measurable indicators have been identified across 9 sectors namely Agriculture and allied Activities (06 indicators), Health and Nutrition (11), Education (13), Rural Development and Sanitation (07), Beneficiary-Oriented Schemes (04), Skill Development (04), Basic Infrastructure (17), Environment (05) and Good Governance (33), which shall give insight into existing status and incremental progress over a period of time.

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