Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh rural development department has been nominated for the "Star of Governance-SKOCH Award in Rural Development" for adopting best practices in rural governance. The award will be presented at the Indian Governance Forum in Delhi on 18 June.
The award was announced by Deepak Dalal, the managing director of SKOCH Group. In a letter written to panchayat raj and rural development principal secretary Gopalakrishna Dwivedi, he said that Andhra Pradesh had ranked number one in the country in the "SKOCH State of Governance Report-2021" announced by the Centre.
State deputy Chief Minister Budi Muthyala Naidu expressed happiness over the nomination of AP rural development department for the Skoch award. He said the department has received rare recognition at the national level as a result of the outstanding policies and revolutionary reforms being implemented by the Chief Minister.
The state won 15 awards in 2020 and 17 in 2021. In addition, AP got a second state-level award in the e-panchayat category, two national awards at the district level, four at the mandal level, and 10 at the panchayat level.