Srinagar: The ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra’ has emerged as a catalyst for change, ushering in a people-centric approach to governance.
The Jammu and Kashmir Government has aligned with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to make India’s work culture vibrant, ensuring that pro-poor and public welfare schemes reach every citizen, especially those at the grassroots level.
Notably, the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, meaning ‘Developed India Pledge Journey,’ symbolizes a commitment to fostering a more inclusive and responsive work environment. It has proven to be a groundbreaking endeavor in promoting citizen-centric governance, emphasizing the delivery of services and benefits to the last man in the queue.
An official while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, has become a beacon of change, traversing through the length and breadth of the region to engage with communities, understand their needs, and implement policies that directly address their concerns. This marks a departure from traditional top-down governance models, shifting the focus towards a bottom-up approach that prioritizes the well-being of the common citizen.”
“At the heart of this people-centric transformation is the implementation of Prime Minister Modi’s vision to revitalize India’s work culture. The J&K Government has been actively working to design and execute pro-poor and public welfare schemes in a manner that ensures their accessibility to even the remotest corners of the country. The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra serves as the vehicle for translating this vision into tangible actions, bringing about a positive evolution in the way governance interacts with its citizens,” the official added.
One of the key elements, according to the officials, of this transformative journey is the meticulous planning and execution of welfare schemes. The Jammu and Kashmir Government has adopted a strategy that prioritizes the needs of the marginalized, with a special emphasis on reaching those who are often left at the periphery of development initiatives.
Through the Yatra, officials have been able to identify the unique challenges faced by different communities, leading to the tailoring of schemes to suit local requirements.
“Hundred percent saturation is being attempted of the 17-18 major flagship schemes introduced in the last 9-10 years for socio-economic upliftment of the weaker and marginalized sections of society,” the officials said.
An observer said, “The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra has encouraged community participation in the decision-making process, fostering a sense of ownership and accountability. This has not only strengthened the trust between the government and the people but has also empowered citizens to actively contribute to the development agenda. The Yatra has become a platform for citizens to voice their opinions, enabling the government to make informed and citizen-centric policy decisions.”