BANDUNG - Governor of West Java, Moxhamad Ridwan Kamil launched a village / urban village driving team (TPD / K) of West Java as Laskar Juara Majukan Desa (Laju Desa), at the KB Ngariung (Prung) Extension program, at the Arcamanik Bandung Sports Facility (SOR) On Saturday (04/05).
The West Java Provincial Government provided an additional role for the TPD / K which currently numbered 3,850 people which helped solve the problem of social inequality between the village and the city and participated in trying to prevent stunting or failure to thrive.
"The task of the TPD / K is not only to reduce the rate of population growth and create a quality family, but now it must participate in suppressing the stunting rate in West Java and also contributing to empowering the economy of rural communities," he said.
According to the Governor, the issue of inequality in the community and stunting is currently very important so that village activists and family planning counselors must also socialize government programs such as MPUS, Mesra credit, Mascara, Digital Village.
"The role of Laju Desa is strategic because it is in direct contact with the community. For the prevention of stunting Laju Desa, a campaign to prevent stunting is a result of poor nutrition and poor sanitation," he said.
The governor asked village activists and family planning to aggressively make efforts to prevent malnutrition in the villages as well as efforts to improve sanitation in the village environment, to realize West Java 'Zero Stunting'.
"We have to prepare instruments, we supply them to the lower middle class in a way," said the Governor, at the Prung event at SOR Arcamanik, Saturday (04/05).
Meanwhile, West Java Provincial Secretary, Iwa Karniwa said, specifically for these extension workers it had budgeted Rp 27 billion per year for incentives or extension fees.
"Every month they get Rp. 1 million. And with the support of 2,000 village mobilization teams, the rate of population growth is smooth, now we do consolidation, not only family planning, but our economy is encouraged," he said. (Parno)