GANGTOK, April 19 � Sikkim has again been adjudged as the third best performing State in the country for progress in Panchayati Raj for the year 2010-11. Among the North East States, Sikkim has emerged as the top Panchayati Raj State.
The State will receive a cash incentive award of Rs 1 crore for this achievement. In addition to this, the Mellidara Paiyong Gram Panchayat, South Sikkim has been awarded the �Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar � 2011� for convening and conducting regular and vibrant meetings of the Gram Sabhas. This award has a cash component of Rs 10 lakhs.
The Minister and Secretary, Rural Management and Development department Sikkim will receive the awards from the Prime Minister during a conference in Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on April 24, celebrated as National Panchayat Day.