Chief parliamentary secretary (panchayats) Dharambir Singh on Monday favoured long-term planning for the complete development of rural areas.
Speaking at a seminar on the Panchayti Raj at the Haryana Institute of Rural Development (HIRD) here on Monday, Singh said that the planning should be made according to the local conditions and needs.
He demanded that all funds of the state and central agencies should be utilised under a single head of expenditure to ensure smooth and speedy development.
Singh said that the bifurcation of panchayati raj and rural developments departments showed lack of much-needed seriousness for the overall development of villages.
"Problems of villagers of Jammu and Kashmir are totally different from Rajasthan. When every state has its own of peculiar problems and needs, how a uniform policy could redress them. I think, bureaucracy is to be blamed for poor vision behind such decisions," said the CPS.