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REWARDING GOOD GOVERNANCE

REWARDING GOOD GOVERNANCE

Background

In the 1992 report entitled “Governance and Development”, the World Bank defined Good Governance as “the manner in which power is exercised in the management of a country’s economic and social resources for development”. Indian Express Excellence in Governance Award is presented to Civil servants for their contribution to good governance at the grassroots level.

About

  • The Excellence in Governance Award is given across categories such as Agriculture, Disaster Management, E-Governance, Energy, Gender and Inclusion, Healthcare, etc.
  • Excellence in governance in ‘Agriculture’:
    • Vishal Singh was declared the best district magistrate.
    • He successfully implemented a micro-irrigation project in six remote villages in Malkangiri district, affected by the Maoist menace.
    • The project, benefitted more than 300 farmers who are now able to grow a second crop and increase their household income by 60 percent.
  • Excellence in governance in ‘Gender and Inclusion’:
    • Chanchal Rana won the award for the best district magistrate.
    • He successfully implemented the Sweekruti Scheme which aims to offer dignity, inclusion, and livelihood to the transgender community and make all social security schemes accessible to them.
  • Excellence in governance in ‘Healthcare’:
    • Krishnanunni H, District Collector of Erode in Tamil Nadu, won the award
    • He connected a remote tribal hamlet to the nearest healthcare facility using a 5 GHz wireless system. He started a telehealth facility at a school in the hamlet using 100 Mbps uninterrupted WiFi.

Source:

https://odishabytes.com/odisha-collectors-vishal-singh-chanchal-rana-awarded-for-excellence-in-governance/

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