North India Kaleidoscope Bureau
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has hailed the gram panchayats for playing a vital role in social reforms and community building process.
Addressing the Sarpanches of gram panchayats who have achieved 6-Star and 5-Star ratings under the 7-Star Rainbow Scheme here on Saturday, Khattar said that efforts are on to ensure the development of villages at par with urban areas to enable Haryana to carve out its unique and distinct identity in the country and world.
Development and Panchayats Minister O.P Dhankar was also present on this occasion. He disclosed that 20-gram panchayats have achieved 6-star rating while 58 villages achieved a 5-star rating.
Principal Secretary, Development and Panchayats Sudhir Rajpal said that the 7-Star Rating scheme was launched last year and the scheme has started yielding results in a very short span of time. He said that the process of star rating is transparent and based on seven different yardsticks.