SHOPIAN, FEBRUARY 25: The District Development Commissioner, (DDC) Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya and Director Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), Ajaz Ahmad Bhat (Prabhari Officer, B2V4 ) today visited Shadab Karewa in Shopian district under the ongoing follow up stage of Back to Village-4 and took review of the development activities and other issues of public importance. The DDC interacted with the public and sought their feedback on the ongoing development works being executed across the sectors and listened to their issues. Speaking on the occasion, DDC said that the aim of the Back to Village Programme is to reach out to the people living in villages at their doorsteps and chart out the developmental trajectory of the Panchayats in partnership with them. He emphasised upon the concerned officers and frontline workers to ensure that all their departmental deliverables shall be achieved during this phase itself. He also stressed the people of the area to come forward and avail the benefits of various centrally sponsored and other welfare schemes meant for their well-being. Earlier, Director JKEDI, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat interacted with frontline workers of the department- at the panchayat and sought action plans from them regarding the development activities of the panchayat. He especially sought achievement of self employment saturation deliverables. He also sought feedback from the general public on the effectiveness of welfare schemes as well other developmental activities being executed in their respective areas. The local people in huge numbers participated in the programme and put forth their issues of public importance and expressed their views. Joint Director Planning, Khursheed Ahmed Khatana; district officers, RDD officers, PRIs and other concerned were present on the occasion. Elsewhere across the panchayats of several blocks, Prabhari officers visited their allotted panchayats and took review of the activities of the ambitious outreach programme, which will continue till 28 of this month.