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| Last Updated:: 27/12/2014

Nirmal Bharat Puraskar

Government of India (GOI) has been promoting sanitation coverage in a campaign mode to ensure better health and quality of life for people in rural India. To add vigour to its implementation, GOI launched an award based Incentive Scheme for fully sanitized and open defecation free Gram Panchayats, Blocks, Districts and States called “Nirmal Gram Puraskar” (NGP) in October 2003 and gave away the first awards in 2005 as a component of its flagship scheme Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC). Nirmal Gram Puraskar till 2011 was given by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MoDWS), Government of India at all levels of PRIs that is Gram Panchayat, Block Panchayat and district Panchayat.

 

It has now been decided that with the transition to Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA), selection of Gram Panchayats to award Nirmal Gram Puraskar from the year 2012 shall be taken up by the States, while selection of the Blocks and District Panchayats shall continue to be with the Centre. These guidelines have accordingly been formulated.

 

A Gram Panchayat will be eligible to apply for the NGP on the following grounds:

 

  • Gram Panchayat has adopted a resolution to ban open defecation within its entire area inclusive of all habitations and villages.
  • All habitations within the Gram Panchayat jurisdiction have access to water for drinking and sanitation purposes.
  • The Gram Panchayat has achieved objectives for all components as approved in the District Project and entered it in the IMIS of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

 

Out of the number of GPs in a State / UT eligible for NGP, the number of eligible GPs, to be awarded NGP, will be restricted to a ceiling of three years’ average plus 25%.

 

YEAR -WISE NGP AWARDED PRIs

 

Source:Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation: Annual Report 2014

 

GP:- Gram Panchayat, ZP:- Zilla Panchayat, BP:- Block PanchayatPRIs:- Panchayati Raj Institution

 

Nirmal Gram Puraskar- 2013- Declaration of Awards

 

List of Selected GPs for NGP (Nirmal Gram Puraskar) For Year 2013

 

S.No State Name Awarded Gram Panchayat
1 ANDHRA PRADESH 27
2 ARUNACHAL PRADESH 2
3 BIHAR 1
4 CHHATTISGARH 3
5 GUJARAT 2
6 HARYANA 15
7 HIMACHAL PRADESH 21
8 KARNATAKA 1
9 MADHYA PRADESH 34
10 MAHARASHTRA 355
11 MEGHALAYA/td> 43
12 ODISHA 3
13 RAJASTHAN 5
14 TAMIL NADU 39
15 TELANGANA 36
  Total 587

 

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