Two Panchayats of Chhattisgarh receive ‘National Panchayat Award’

Gram Panchayat Nagam of Sarguja district and village Sankara of Dhamtari district win National Award for their excellent performance

Nagam awarded for poverty alleviation and livelihood promotion while Sankara for healthy panchayat theme

Chhattisgarh is one of the few states of the country to have received more than one National Panchayat Awards

National Panchayat Awards have been conferred on two Panchayats of Chhattisgarh state. In a program organized in New Delhi under the chairmanship of President Mrs. Draupadi Murmu, Nagam gram panchayat of Lundra Zila panchayat in Sarguja district and village Sankara of Nagri panchayat of Dhamtari district have been awarded in different categories. Gram Panchayat Nagam has been awarded in the category of poverty alleviation and livelihood promotion, while Sankara in healthy panchayat theme. Along with the award, an amount of Rs 50 lakh each has also been provided to these gram panchayats.

Expressing happiness on the national-level achievement of the panchayats, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey have congratulated the people of the state. It is worth mentioning that 43 Gram Panchayats were given awards for their remarkable works in various fields across the country. Chhattisgarh is one of the few states to have received more than one award today. Sarpanch of Gram Panchayat Nagam Mr. Bhandari Ram Paikra and Sarpanch of Gram Panchayat Sankara Mrs. Shashi Dhruv received the award at the hands of Union Minister Panchayat and Rural Development Mr. Giriraj Singh. Union Minister of State for Rural Development Mr. Faggan Singh Kulaste and Union Minister of State for Panchayat Raj Mr. Kapil Moreshwar Patil were also present on this occasion.