5000 senior official to visit JandK to empower panchayats: Principal Secretary

While addressing a press conference, JandK Principal Secretary (Planning Commission) Rohit Kansal informed that the response of 'Back to Village-1' program was great. He also asserted as the second phase of B2V2 begins, nearly 5000 senior officers are set to visit panchayats of Jammu and Kashmir in order to empower locals. "Response to "Back to Village- 1" program was enthusiastic. Similarly, "Back to Village- 2" is unique in every sense. Senior officers will go to every panchayat of JandK, to far-flung areas and spend 2 days and 1 night there, doubling farmer income by 2022 and 100% coverage of individual beneficiary oriented schemes (pensions, scholarships and other individual assistance schemes) remain the main goals." The main objective of the 'Back to Village-2' (B2V2) programme is to empower and develop panchayats.