24 Feb 2014

Nirmal Gram Puraskar for 2014

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Sh. Bharatsinh Solanki informed Lok Sabha members in reply to question, that as per the revised Nirmal Gram Puraskar (NGP)  Guidelines, Gram Panchayats are eligible to apply for the NGP  if they fulfill the following conditions:-

·         The 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 the objectives for all the components as approved in the District Project under the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) and have entered the achievements in the Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MoDWS).

Upon receipt of the application, the Gram Panchayats are also examined for achievements under the following activities:

  • Coverage of Individual Household Latrine (IHHL)

  • Coverage of School Sanitation

·         Coverage of Anganwadi Sanitation
  • Access to adequate water supply as per National Rural Drinking Water Program (NRDWP)  Guidelines

  • Activities taken-up under Information, Education and Communication.

  • Activities taken-up under Solid Waste Management

  • Activities taken-up under Liquid Waste Management

Applications from 5446 Gram Panchayats (GPs) for the Nirmal Gram Puraskar (NGP) 2013 have been recommended by State Level Selection Committees. Field verification of these GPs is being carried out by Ministry.

It is expected that selection of NGP awardees for 2013 will be completed by April, 2014.  

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