Minister of Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar will today confer the national Panchayat Awards 2019 at a function in New Delhi. As many as 246 Awards will be given to awardee Panchayats and States in various categories. 195 awards will be conferred under the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar category.
20 Gram Panchayats will be given in Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar category, 3 Gram Panchayats will be awarded in Gram Panchayat Development Plan Award category, 22 Gram Panchayats will be awarded in Child-Friendly Gram Panchayats Award and six states will be awarded under e-Panchayat Puraskar category.
The awards are given to the best performing Panchayats in recognition of their good work at different levels including the delivery of services and sanitation. Ministry of Panchayati Raj has been incentivizing the best performing Panchayats as recommended by the State Governments since 2011-12. (AIR NEWS)