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Chhattisgarh bags another National Award, Kabirdham and Kejedah selected for Panchayat Empowerment National Award


District Panchayat Kabirdham selected for National Panchayat Award-2022

Gram Panchayat Kejedah to get a National Award as well

Chief Minister Mr. Baghel congratulated the district administration

Extensive work has been done in generating employment, increasing sources of income, developing infrastructure, water conservation, and increasing farmers’ yields

On the occasion of National Panchayat Day, the award will be given by the Prime Minister on 24th April.

Raipur, Apr 12

District Panchayat Kabirdham selected for National Panchayat Award-2022

Chhattisgarh has won numerous National Awards in the last 3 years, The state has once again proved its mettle on the national stage. District Panchayat Kabirdham has been selected for the Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Panchayat Empowerment Award-2022 at the national level. Along with District Panchayat Kabirdham, Gram Panchayat Kejedah of Janpad Panchayat Sahaspur Lohara has also been selected for National Panchayat Award. This award will be presented by the Prime Minister on the occasion of National Panchayat Day on 24th April. Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has congratulated the residents and district administration of Kabirdham for this achievement.

On the directions of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and Forest, Environment, and Housing Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, various remarkable works have been accomplished in the Gram Panchayat areas. In Kabirdham, a large amount of employment was generated for the rural populace under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. Women were linked with livelihood promotion. At the same time, development works were done in areas of infrastructure development like the construction of roads for better connectivity, Construction of community buildings, construction of bridges, culverts, etc . As a result of numerous such development works, Kabirdham district of Chhattisgarh has been selected for Panchayat Award-2022 at the national level. Similarly, Gram Panchayat Kejedah will be honoured at the national level for providing vast employment to the villagers, expansion of basic facilities, effective documentation and transparency.

On being selected for the award, KabirDham Collector, Mr. Ramesh Sharma said that this recognition is the result of extreme hard work and efficient implementation of rural welfare policies. Chief Executive Officer of District Panchayat Kabirdham, Mr. Sandeep Kumar Agrawal informed that the district has been selected for the National Panchayat Award on the basis of various remarkable works done during the financial year 2020-21. After verification, District Panchayat Kabirdham was selected for Panchayat Award at the national level, which is a matter of pride for the district and the state.

The selection was done on the basis of these achievements:-

1. During the Covid-19 global pandemic period, 28836 families were provided 100 days of employment through Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in the district.

2. Through the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, more than 96 lakh human-labour-days of employment were given to the villagers, which was 100 percent more than the annual labour budget target.

3. For the promotion and expansion of women’s livelihood, the work of community farming is being done in the Gram Panchayat Rajnawagaon and Bamhani. In Rajnawagaon, this Women Self help group has earned an income of more than Rs 1.80 lakh by producing vegetables. At the same time, an income of Rs 1.40 lakh has been earned by the women’s group of Bamhani Janpad Panchayat Kawardha for farming.

4. There are 158 bank sakhi’s working in the district, These Bank Sakhi’s have been acting as a bridge between Government-run schemes and their beneficiaries. They have been delivering government financial assistance to beneficiaries of government schemes. So far more than Rs 34 crore has been paid to rural beneficiaries.

5. To promote and sell Chhattisgarhi cuisine, a cafe named Bhor Kaleva is being run by a women’s group in 7 different places of the district. 75 women are attached to these centres, who are earning an income of 7 thousand to 8 thousand rupees per month.

6. In the financial year 2020-21, 220 State-run Gauthans were constructed,out of 468 gram panchayats in the district, in which 1100 nos. of vermicompost tanks and 1100 nos. of Nadeb compost tank were constructed. Of these, compost manure is being prepared at the interval of every 4 months. In this way, about 39 thousand 600 tonnes of vermi compost manure is being manufactured every year by both the tanks (vermi/nadeb).

7. Renovation and restoration work of Narmada Nala has been done under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme for the purpose of water conservation. Due to this, the villagers are getting the benefit of expanded irrigation facilities and an increased level of groundwater.

8. Under the Pradhan Mantri ‘Sukshm Sinchai Yojna’ an Irrigation Scheme, the Department of Horticulture and Rurban Mission has established a drip irrigation system for the purpose of water harvesting and increasing the area of irrigation which has resulted in an increase in the production of vegetables and fruits at the local level. This technique resulted in efficient water conservation, good farm production and drastically increased income of farmers.

10. Jai Budhadev Self-Help Group, Patharra Development Block, Kawardha in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Panchayat Department and Animal Husbandry Department is doing poultry farming of Kadaknath species. With this, women’s self-help groups have earned an income of Rs. 1 lakh 16 thousand.

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