Bhubaneswar: Ganjam district of Odisha brought glory to the state by winning maximum awards at the National Panchayat Awards-2023.
Ganjam, which is home district of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, bagged the Best District Panchayat award under the Nanaji Deskhmukh Sarvottam Panchayat Satat Vikas Puraskar category at National Conference on Incentivization of Panchayats-cum-Award Ceremony held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi today.
Ganjam Collector Dibya Jyoti Parida and his team including Ganjam Zilla Parishad Chief Development Officer Keerthi Vasan V and Berhampur Sub-Collector Kulkarni Ashutosh C received the award from President of India Droupadi Murmu.
Total five Gram Panchayats from Odisha had been selected for the National Panchayat Awards 2023 under various categories.
While three Gram Panchayats from Odisha won Deen Dayal Upadhyay Satat Vikas Puraskar, two GPs from Ganjam and Sundagarh districts bagged the awards under Special Category Awards.
Four Gram Panchayats from Ganjam district won the prestigious national panchayat awards. While three Gram Panchayats in Ganjam district, received Deen Dayal Upadhyay Satat Vikas Puraskar, Ankuli GP under Patrapur Block in Ganjam district was awarded the Gram Urja Swaraj Vishesh Panchayat Puraskar in Special Category Awards.
One GP from Sundargarh district won the National Panchayat Awards under two different categories.
Here’re details of awardees:
- Kanchura GP under Hinjilicut Block of Ganjam district under Award theme ‘Healthy Panchayat’, Syasan Ambagam GP under Hinjilicut Block of Ganjam district under Award theme ‘Clean and Green Panchayat’ and Kulada GP under Bhanjanagar Block of Ganjam district under Award theme ‘Socially Secured Panchayat’ received Deen Dayal Upadhyay Satat Vikas Puraskar.
- Ankuli GP under Patrapur Block in Ganjam district was presented the Gram Urja Swaraj Vishesh Panchayat Puraskar in Special Category Awards.
For winning the maximum awards, a prize money amounting to Rs 5 crore was presented to Ganjam Zilla Parishad and Rs 2 crore to Hinjilicut Block.
- Bonaigarh GP under Bonaigarh Block in Sundargarh district was conferred Carbon Neutral Vishesh Panchayat Puraskar in Special Category Awards.
- Bonaigarh GP under Bonaigarh Block in Sundargarh district received Gram Urja Swaraj Vishesh Panchayat Puraskar at Speical Category Awards with Certificates and without financial incentives.
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