DC Samba discusses modalities for implementation of Aspirational Block Development Programme


SAMBA : For effective implementation of Aspirational Block Development Programme (ABDP) in the district, Deputy Commissioner, Anuradha Gupta today chaired a meeting of district officers, here at DC office complex.

Pertinently, the UT of Jammu & Kashmir has rolled out Aspirational Block Development Programme (ABDP) with the aim to ensure expeditious improvement in the Socio-Economic status of 44 most backward Blocks of the UT.

In Samba district, Sumb and Rajpura Blocks are being taken up under ABDP based on 21 performance indicators covering four major aspects of Human Development i,e Poverty (3 indicators), Health & Nutrition (6 Indicators), Education (7 Indicators) and Basic Infrastructure (5 Indicators) in consultation with NITI Ayog, GOI.

The DC appointed ADDC Samba as District Nodal Officer, while SDM Ghagwal and ACD Samba as Nodal Officer for Rapjura and Sumb blocks respectively. The DC exhorted upon the officers to conduct a preliminary survey in each Panchayats of twin blocks and submit a report on the selected parameters.

The DC also called for meeting all 10 quantifiable indicators which are prerequisite for implementing the scheme.

The DC directed stakeholder and departments to adopt best practices so as to get tangible results on the ground. She also directed departments to look into achieving 100% saturation of individual beneficiaries’ schemes besides covering the scope of other welfare schemes of different departments including Social Welfare, RDD, Employment, Sports, water harvesting and others.

Additional District Development Commissioner T R Shastri, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Ravinder Kumar, Assistant Commissioner Development Sidharath Dhiman, SDM Ghagwal Ramkesh, PO IMWP, CPO, DSWO, ACP besides other officers were also present.