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National Panchayat Awards and GS NIRNAY

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: PIB


Context: President of India inaugurated the National Conference on Incentivization of Panchayats and presented the National Panchayat Awards in New Delhi.

  • It honours the best-performing Panchayats by assessing their performance in the attainment of SDGs. The annual awards were first instituted in 2011.
  • Also, a booklet on ‘Best Practices on Works of Awardee Panchayats’ was also released


The Ministry of Panchayati Raj is celebrating National Panchayat Awards Week from 17th to 21st April 2023, as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) 2.0, leading up to National Panchayati Raj Day on 24th April 2023.



Ministry of Panchayati Raj GS NIRNAY (National Initiative for Rural India to Navigate, InnovAte and Resolve PanchaYat decisions) is a mobile application aimed at empowering rural communities.

  • It will provide easy access to critical information discussed during a Gram Sabha; acting as a means of verification of facts where necessary or in case of queries that may arise regarding the resolutions undertaken during the Gram Sabha.


Other Information:

Under the SVAMITVA Scheme, Drone Survey has been completed in more than 2.35 lakh villages whereas 6.57 lakh villages, viz 95% of 6.62 lakh villages have been provided with Bhu-Aadhaar under Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) project.