Manipur sweep Four National Panchayat Awards, 2019 for outstanding performance


Imphal, 24 September, 2019 : One Zilla Parishad and three Gram Panchayats of Manipur sweep four Panchayat Awards, 2019 for appraisal year 2017-18 for outstanding performance under the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India. The Ministry has announced the annual awards for best Zilla Parishad, Gram Panchayats and Child Friendly Gram Panchayat Aawrds for state-wise. For Manipur State, Imphal East Zilla Parishad has bagged the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (DDUPSP) 2019.

In the Gram Panchayat category, Phayeng Gram Panchayat under Haorangsabal Block of Imphal West District bagged the award in the General category and Waiton Gram Panchayat under Sawombung Block of Imphal East District won the same in the thematic category.

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It may be mentioned that Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (DDUPSP) are given to best performing Panchayats (District, Intermediate and Gram Panchayat) across the States/UTs in recognition of the good work that is done by PRIs at each level for improving delivery of services and public goods. This year the nominations for DDUPSP were received for General and Thematic categories. One-third of the total DDUPSP awards are proposed in the categories of thematic awards. Nine thematic categories are Sanitation, Civic Services (Drinking Water, Street Light, infrastructure), Natural Resource Management, Marginalized section (Women, SC/ST, Disabled, Senior Citizen), Social Sector performance, Disaster Management, CBOs/Individuals taking voluntary actions to support Gram Panchayats, Innovation in Revenue Generation and e-Governance.

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Further, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India has selected Waiton Gram Panchayat of Imphal East District for Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Purashkar 2019 for outstanding performance.

In the category of Child Friendly Gram Panchayat Award, 2019 for appraisal year 2017-18, Thongju Part-II Gram Panchayat under Kshetrigao Block of Imphal East District has bagged the award for outstanding performance. The Ministry of Panchayati Raj has introduced this award under Incentivisation scheme with a view to encourage the best performing Gram Panchayats (GPs)/Village Councils (VCs) for adopting child friendly practices. The awards will be distributed during October, 2019 at New Delhi.  (DIPR)


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