District magistrates of all 11 districts in Delhi will spend the night in villages on Sunday, hold consultations with residents and chalk out development work plans, officials said here.
The exercise will be undertaken on the direction of Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) V K Saxena, they said on Saturday.
After a ‘Samvaad @Raj Niwas’ dialogue initiative with representatives from 180 villages earlier this month, the LG announced that DMs will be spending a night in the villages in their respective districts, according to Raj Niwas officials.
Accordingly, the district magistrates will reach the villages on January 7 morning and spend the night there as well.
During the stay, the officials will hold ‘Samvaad’ sessions with residents of the areas and neighbourhood villages, and prepare a plan to be implemented by the executing agency Delhi Development Authority (DDA), they said.
The exercise is aimed at chalking out a restoration and development plan for Delhi’s villages, in consultation with the people living there, under the ambitious ‘Dilli Gramoday Abhiyan’, being executed by the DDA at a cost of more than Rs 800 crore, the Raj Niwas officials said.
The Delhi LG is also the chairman of the DDA.
The selected villages in the 11 districts include Baprola (West Delhi district); Tatesar Rural (North West Delhi district); Fatehpur Beri (South Delhi district); Chilla Saroda Bangar (East Delhi district); and Palla (North District).
On the day of their visit, the DMs will hold ‘Samvaad’ with residents of the villages as well as those in the neighbourhood over the first three hours starting at 11 am.
From 3-6 pm, they will be visiting important sites for inspection as per the works identified during the preceding ‘Samvaad’ along with all officers concerned of various departments, the officials added.
From 6-7 pm, a ‘Charcha’ by night fire will be held where residents will be asked to share their grievances and feedback.
After breaking for the intervening night of January 7-8 in the identified villages, they will again resume the second round of ‘Samvaad’ from 7-11 am the next day to share the tentative roadmap for the development plans, the officials said.
Continuing with his interactive dialogue series ‘”Samvaad @Raj Niwas’, Saxena interacted with over 500 villagers representing 180 villages in the national capital on January 2, they said.
Also, informed the gathering about the availability of over Rs 800 crore Fund with DDA for the development works on the gram sabha land of villages asked DDA to incorporate the suggestions made by representatives in Samvaad@RajNiwas today.
— LG Delhi (@LtGovDelhi) January 2, 2024
The first-of-its-kind engagement with the villagers at Raj Niwas was aimed at seeking suggestions and ideas to chalk out a comprehensive plan of action for the development of Delhi’s villages.
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