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Haryana Government Gives Star Rankings to Panchayats on Seven Parameters

Published on June 21, 2018
In an initiative that was never heard of before, Haryana government has decided to give star rankings to its panchayats on the basis of seven social parameters under the state’s 7-Star Gram Panchayat Rainbow scheme.

  • As many as 1,120 villages of the state have achieved the rankings under the scheme, launched in January this year.
  • Ambala has topped star ranking with 407 stars followed by Gurugram with 199 stars and Karnal 75 stars.

Social parameter based on which the panchayats will be judged are: 

    • Sex Ratio
    • Education
    • Hygiene
    • Environment Preservation
    • Governance
    • Social Participation
  • The selected villages will be honoured at an award ceremony to be held in Panchkula, Gurugram and Rohtak next month.
  • The villages would be rewarded Rs one lakh for achieving each parameter.
  • Agriculture minister of Haryana, O P Dhankar said that the villages having equal or more girl population will be given Rs 50,000 as bonus with their reward money. Similarly, the villages which adopt Swachhta Mission will be given additional Rs 50,000 as reward.
  • An online portal has also been developed for receiving claims of panchayats, for evaluation and verification.

Types of Stars:

  • Pink star: It will be awarded to those panchayats that make outstanding performance in improving sex ratio.
  • Green star: It is for protection of environment.
  • White star: for cleanliness. 
  • Saffron star: It is for crime-free villages.
  • Sky colour star: It will be awarded to village that will have no dropout. 
  • Golden star: It is for good governance.
  • Silver star: It will be awarded for participation in development of villages.
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