Around 14,000 dropouts return to school in J&K as part of ‘back to village’ programme

9 November, 2022 | Riya Girdhar

Around 14000 dropouts return to school in JK as part of back to village programme Top News

The readmission of 13,977 school dropouts into schools with quality education is the program's most significant achievement, according to officials.

According to officials, approximately 14,000 dropouts returned to their schools during the recently completed fourth phase of Jammu and Kashmir’s Back-to-Village (B2V) programme.

The information was given at a meeting presided over by chief secretary Arun Kumar Mehta, who was here to review the outcomes of the programme, which ran from October 27 to November 3, with government assistance.

According to officials, the programme has been successful in providing self-employment opportunities to 21,329 people.

They also reported the registration of 277 cooperative societies in fields such as poultry, housing, transportation, and health.

During the ‘Jan Abhiyan,’ they said 14,567 soil health cards and 5,914 Kisan Credit Cards were issued in the agriculture sector. They claimed that 24,179 workers, including migrant workers, were enrolled in the programme, which resulted in the creation of 4,063 e-Shram cards.

According to officials, the scheme is currently 88% complete in the Union Territory.

According to the health sector, 95,959 PM

JAY-SEHAT golden cards were distributed, providing health insurance to 49,526 families, or 93% of the target in his sector.

According to officials, the revenue department was successful in issuing 6.6 lakh land passbooks during the programme.

According to officials, during B2V4, 8.46 lakh people were introduced to the ‘Apki Zamin Apki Nigrani’ portal, which allows them to access revenue records from the comfort of their homes.

In addition, to foster connections with the youth, 23 musical talent shows from across J&K were hosted on YouTube during the programme, according to officials. They also identified fifteen role models to inspire youth through a modern digital format.

According to them, the social welfare department digitised 5,159 Disability Cards (UDID) and seeded 30,231 Anganwadi beneficiaries and 11,313 ‘Ladli Beti’ beneficiaries with Aadhaar, as well as organising 211 ‘divyang’ Camps.

Furthermore, the mining department issued over 1.55 lakh e-challans with a QR code equipped payment system for the sale and purchase of minerals, according to officials.

The chief secretary directed officers to visit their panchayat at least once every quarter to assess progress and serve as Panchayat Prabhari for the next year.

Mehta requested that an e-Contractor registration system, an online billing system, and the promotion of digital payment systems be implemented across all work departments.