Advancing Rural Transformation: Progressing with the Vibrant Village Programme

Title: Advancing Rural Development: Reviewing and Strengthening the Vibrant Village Programme

Deputy Commissioner Santosh Sukhadeve conducted a comprehensive discussion on the progress and action plans of the Vibrant Village Programme at the DC Mini Conference Hall on June 17. The meeting was convened to assess the ongoing initiatives under the programme and devise strategies for its successful implementation.

The Chief Planning Officer (CPO) of Leh provided an overview of the vision and goals of the Vibrant Village Programme, focusing on the Changthang region, encompassing 35 hamlets, and outlined the initiatives undertaken to develop the area. Future proposals under the programme were also discussed during the presentation.

In attendance were key officials from various departments, who joined the Deputy Commissioner in reviewing the accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities encountered during the initial phases of implementing the programme. The meeting facilitated an exchange of experiences and ideas, aimed at optimizing the impact of the Vibrant Village Programme through effective resource utilization.

Emphasizing the importance of seamless coordination among different departments and stakeholders involved in the programme, the Deputy Commissioner highlighted the significance of collaborative efforts.

The meeting also identified areas where additional support or resources might be required to ensure the smooth execution of the Vibrant Village Programme.

To progress further, the Deputy Commissioner directed officials from various departments to prepare estimates of the project report, with a focus on livelihood-generating activities to enhance rural employment. The deadline for submitting these estimates was set for July 25.

Discussions also centered around the effective utilization of allocated funds and the establishment of robust monitoring mechanisms to track progress, identify bottlenecks, and implement necessary corrective measures.

Regarding homestay schemes, the tourism department was directed to provide exposure to homestay owners, enabling them to offer quality facilities to tourists in remote areas. Additionally, the Sheep Husbandry Department was urged to expedite the preparation of a project focusing on occupation diversification.

Furthermore, the Chief Medical Officer of Leh made specific requests for 2 Gynecologists, an ambulance, and repairs to the oxygen plant in Tangste.

The Deputy Commissioner expressed optimism about the transformative potential of the Vibrant Village Programme in shaping the rural landscape of Leh and called upon all stakeholders to contribute their best efforts towards its success.

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