Dehradun, Mar 31 (PTI) With an aim to establish direct contact with people, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat will launch a programme called “Devbhoomi Dialogue” next month to get feedback of people and tailor government policies accordingly.

Rawat’s media advisor Ramesh Bhatt said the chief minister is a strong advocate of policies and programmes tailored to suit the aspirations of the people.

The idea of initiating a programme like this was inspired by the success of a similar feedback oriented programme called “Apki Rai Apka Budget” conducted last month prior to introducing the states annual budget in the Assembly, he said.

“A direct feedback from people helped the state government a great deal in preparing a people-friendly budget,” Bhatt said.

The chief minister will hold direct dialogue with people during “Devbhoomi Dialogue” to have a first-hand knowledge of what they expect from the government, he said.

The advice offered by them during the programme will not just be heard but their feasibility and chances of incorporation into government programmes will be studied, the CMs media advisor said.

The programme will also seek to provide a common platform to youths of the state who are doing something innovative in different fields like organic farming, education and tourism, Bhatt said, giving details about how the programme has been conceived.

Feedback and advice gathered from people will be listed by the officials present which will subsequently be discussed with the chief minister, Bhatt said.

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