Chhattisgarh wins MNREGA award

Raipur, Jan 29 (IANS) Chhattisgarh has been awarded second time in row for better implementation of a rural job guarantee scheme.

Kanker district and Gatapara village panchayat in Rajnandgaon district have been chosen for "exemplary performance" in implementing Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) in 2011-12, the state government said in a statement Tuesday.

Kanker district panchayat CEO Bhim Singh and Gatapara gram panchayat sarpanch Manmohan Verma will receive the award from the prime minister in New Delhi Feb 2, the statement said.

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