NEW DELHI, NOV 11: In anticipation of the first phase of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, set to kick off on November 15, Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta conducted a thorough review today. The Yatra is slated to commence from the snow-prone tribal areas of Rajouri and Bandipora districts, with the remaining districts joining in on November 20th.
Scheduled to begin from the tribal regions of Budhal and Gurez in Rajouri and Bandipora districts, respectively, the Yatra's route planning took weather forecasts into account. In light of the expected light to moderate snowfall, the Chief Secretary urged the Administrative Secretary of the Tribal Affairs Department and concerned Deputy Commissioners to finalize the route and ensure all necessary facilities for a smooth Yatra.
Emphasising cooperation among executing agencies, Dr. Mehta directed the Deputy Commissioners to share finalized route plans with District Superintendents for fool-proof security arrangements. District control rooms are to be set up to monitor events and provide assistance as needed.
As an integral part of the Yatra initiative, progress will be tracked through a real-time IT portal and a mobile-responsive platform. The portal will capture details such as deputed staff information, geo-coordinates of events, a calendar of events, and the route map. The mobile platform will monitor public participation and feedback.
Dr. Mehta urged district administrations to ensure proper training for deputed personnel to maximize the impact of this opportunity and effectively implement individual-benefit schemes.
The Yatra aims to reaffirm the commitment to a developed India by 2047 and reach vulnerable populations to saturate various Centrally Sponsored Schemes. Notable schemes include Ayushman Bharat, PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, PM Awas Yojana, PM Ujjawala Yojana, PM Kisan Saman, Jal Jeevan Mission, Jan Dhan Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana, Kisan Credit Card, PM Pranam, PM Poshan Abhiyan, among others.
The Government of India is providing 107 mobile IEC vans to cover 4291 Panchayats of Jammu and Kashmir in 20 days. The Yatra will pass through 78 towns with a focus on schemes such as PM SvaNidhi, PM Vishwakarma, PM Mudra Yojana, PM e-Seva, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), RCS: UDAN, Vande Bharat Trains, etc.
Jammu and Kashmir, having recently been recognised as the best performing State and UT during the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, continues its developmental momentum under the guidance of Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta.