Niti Aayog, J&K civil society bodies hold workshop to strengthen partnership
Senior Niti Aayog officials stated that despite challenges, the Jammu and Kashmir government has undertaken various initiatives that have led to strong performance in health sector, it said.
The Niti Aayog today held a daylong workshop with civil society organizations (CSOs) of Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar to strengthen the partnership between the CSOs and the government, according to an official statement.
"Contrary to perceptions, the economic indicators are moving favorably," the statement said, adding that nevertheless there are certain challenges in many sectors like in the field of education that requires a synergistic focus on the Centre, state governments and civil services societies.
Member coordinator of NITI-CSO committee, Amod Kanth, emphasised the need to build on a collaborative approach between the government and the CSOs.
Advisor to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Khurshid Ganai, stated that a concerted effort needs to be made for capacity building of CSOs, and a nodal department in the state be created to serve as a mechanism to sort out issues such as delay in processing of projects, among others, of the CSOs.
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