‘My Town My Pride’ on B2V pattern: J&K L-G

‘My Town My Pride’ on B2V pattern: J&K L-G

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha signs an MoU with Flipkart to promote the local handloom and handicrafts sector in Srinagar on Thursday. PTI

Srinagar, October 15

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday announced that the government was coming up with a movement called ‘My Town My Pride’ from October 19 to provide governance at the doorstep in urban areas on the pattern of the ‘Back2Village (B2V)’ programme.

“We have three main objectives — public outreach in towns, strengthening grassroots democracy and service delivery at doorsteps. I have been pushing for on-the-spot grievance redress, instant delivery of services to the masses, and on-the-ground speedy execution of people-centric projects,” Sinha told reporters.

On languishing projects, the Lt Governor announced that 44 projects that had been languishing for long periods were completed in September alone, while another 1,798 projects were being expedited for completion.

“We are number one among all the states and UTs as far as performance in the PMGSY (Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana) is concerned. We have already completed 1,392 km and maximum progress was made between June 1 and October 15,” he added.

Sinha said blacktopping had been completed in the stretch of a total of 2,759 km, including 1,250 km of PMGSY roads.

In the last two months, various steps were taken for the development of the agriculture and horticulture sectors, Sinha said.

“We are distributing free threshers to every panchayat to ensure the harvest process is not hampered. We are finalising a proposal to provide 500 tractors to willing farmers on subsidised rates,” he added. — PTI

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