'Maha' idea to tackle Covid-19: Rs 50 lakh reward to village that brings down Covid numbers
To boost the confidence among villages and also bring down the Covid cases, the Maharashtra government has now decided to give cash rewards from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 50 lakh . In total, 18 villages will be chosen from six revenue divisions based on their performance in this competition and also be given an additional amount equal to cash prize as an encouragement.
In a major development in Maharashtra to deal with the Covic control program, the government has announced a Covid control competition where villages will be rewarded Rs 15 lakh to Rs 50 lakh to bring down the positive cases in the record number of days.
The prizes are categorized into three segments like first, second and third. The Department Of Rural Development, Maharashtra which has six revenue zones spread across the state has earmarked Rs 5.4 crore for this program to reward 18 villages totally. The first prize will be of Rs 50 lakhs, the second prize amount will be Rs 25 lakhs and the third prize will be Rs 15 lakhs respectively.
"From each revenue zone, three villages will be selected based on the performance and besides the reward, an amount additional with the same prize value will be given as a motivational factor to take the fight ahead against the Covid," Rural Development Minister, Hassan Mushrif was quoted as saying in a report.
There will be a committee that will rate the villages based on the 22 criterias in the competition and based on the committee report, 18 villages will be rewarded.
The competition is the part of CM Uddhay Thackrey's 'Corona Mukt Gaon' initiative announced a few days back to deal with Covid pandemic.
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