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‘Back to Village’ program begins in J&K

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  1. Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.

‘Back to Village’ program begins in J&K


What to study?

For prelims and mains: key features and significance of the program.


Context: The ambitious “back to village” programme has begun in Jammu and Kashmir.


The ambitious programme has four main goals:

  1. energising panchayats.
  2. collecting feedback on delivery of government schemes and programmes.
  3. capturing specific economic potential.
  4. undertaking assessment of needs of villages.


Key features of the program:

Under the program, the entire administrative apparatus of the state government is going to visit all the 4483 Panchayat halqas to get the grassroots level feedback from general public.

The government has deployed one gazetted officer as nodal officer in each panchayat halqa, who will interact with panchayat members, general public to get the general feedback.

The program is primarily aimed at directing development efforts in rural areas through community participation and to create in the rural masses an earnest desire for decent standard of living.


Sources: Indian Express.