Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today that to strengthen Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in Haryana, a State Development Council would be constituted on the pattern of the National Development Council (NDC).
The State Development Council would be constituted under the chairmanship of the chief minister whereas development and panchayats minister would be the vice-chairman and representatives of panchayats, panchayat samitis, zila parishads and municipal corporations would be its members.
The chief minister was addressing the gathering after honouring nine gram panchayats achieving four star rating under the 'seven star rainbow scheme', here today.
Gram Panchayat Akbarpur and Hadbon of district Ambala, Banawali Sottar and Malhar of district Fatehabad, Wazirpur of district Gurugram, Behbalpur of district Hisar, Ramgarh and Karna of district Palwal and Madalpur of district Faridabad have achieved four star rating for better performance under Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, Swachhta Abhiyan, education, environment conservation, peace and harmony, and social participation, an official release said.
Under the seven star rainbow scheme, gram panchayats would get Rs one lakh each for every single star and additional bonus of Rs 50,000 for better performance under Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao and Swachhta Abhiyan, State Agriculture Minister O P Dhankar said.
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