SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Monday handed over the land allotment orders to the Landless beneficiaries of PMAY-G after inaugurating the ‘Cashless Panchayats’, adoption of BHIM-UPI mode of transactions in Gram Panchayats of J&K UT.
A total of 245 landless PMAY-G beneficiaries from across J&K UT were identified for land allotment orders on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The documents were handed over to some of the selected beneficiaries by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.
LG Sinha also dedicated 13 Block Development Council buildings across J&K to the PRI representatives to mark the occasion.
In his address, the Lt Governor expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for shaping a new destiny for J&K, which has achieved a historic milestone of ODF Plus under the ‘Model’ category.
He congratulated the Rural Development Department, representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions, and the citizens for achieving 100% cleanliness and Solid and liquid Waste Management in all 6650 villages.
Door-to-door collection of waste has been initiated in all the Panchayats, segregation sheds have been established and a financial model has been developed to ensure sustainability of the waste collection mechanism, thereby converting waste to wealth, the Lt Governor said.
The Lt Governor shared the efforts of the UT Administration to bring socio-economic transformation in the lives of the people living in villages.
“Growth in rural areas is fueling the socio-economic development of J&K UT. Our villages have come closer to the cities in terms of facilities, connectivity, and infrastructure,” the Lt Governor said.
With a participatory approach, we have strengthened social and environmental security and created entrepreneurship opportunities at the grassroots level, he added.
He said the on-boarding of 4274 Gram Panchayats of J&K on Cashless Mode today is part of the government’s endeavor to digitize the gram Panchayats and make them more transparent, accountable, and effective.
He directed the Rural Development Department to ensure the new system put in place in rural areas for sanitation remains dynamic, the new facilities developed in this journey are properly maintained, and the waste management system is continuously monitored.
He called for data analysis for day to day management of Swachh Gram and other future requirements with the help of technology like Artificial Intelligence.