PM Modi redirected the state of J&K and LG
PM Modi redirected the state of J&K and LG

During a Monday press conference in Srinagar, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi with reshaping Jammu and Kashmir’s future.

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for helping his state reach the historic milestone of ODF Plus under the Swachh Bharat Mission, according to a statement issued by the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj here. The LG also presented land allotment orders to 245 landless beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin (PMAY-G) from across


At the same time, he launched the initiative to make all transactions in the Gramme Panchayats of Jammu and Kashmir using the BHIM-UPI system.

In addition, Sinha presented the members of the Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) with the keys to 13 Block Development Council facilities located across J&K.

He praised the work of the Rural Development Department, PRI leaders, and locals for bringing their communities to a state of complete cleanliness and effective solid and liquid waste management.

As stated by the LG, “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 the sustainability of the waste collection mechanism,” ultimately turning garbage into cash.

He spoke on the administration’s work in J&K’s rural areas to improve people’s economic and social conditions.

The rural population is expanding, which is helping to drive J&K’s economic growth. Sinha said, “In terms of facilities, connectivity, and infrastructure, our villages have come closer to the cities.” By including locals in the process, we’ve improved safety nets for people and the planet and opened up new business possibilities.

He said that the government’s efforts to digitise the Gramme Panchayats and make them more transparent, responsible, and effective included the onboarding of 4274 Gramme Panchayats of J&K in cashless mode on Monday.

The LG praised the Directorate of Rural Sanitation for its novel initiative of ‘Swachhata Bulletin’ to monitor and share daily updates and activities by districts in the spirit of Jan-Bhagidari and encourage the community members to share feedback and contribute to building ‘Swachh and Swasth J&K’.

He gave orders to the Rural Development Department to keep the new sanitation system in rural regions evolving, to keep the new facilities built along the way in good repair, and to keep an eye on the waste management system at all times.

Sinha has suggested the use of data analysis and technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) for the day-to-day administration of Swachh Gramme and other future needs.

He presented awards to the DCs of Ganderbal, Ramban, Srinagar, Budgam, and Kulgam, as well as other Swachhata champions, in recognition of their efforts in the Swachhata campaigns and the region’s success in becoming an ODF Plus Model.

At the event, the Sarpanches of Cashless Panchayats and four booklets covering topics including door-to-door waste collection guidelines and legacy waste management guidelines were distributed.

Commissioner Secretary of the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Mandeep Kaur and Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir Vijay Bidhuri were also present, in addition to Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta and Principal Secretary to the LG Mandeep Kumar Bhandari.



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