Bengal shines at SKOCH Awards for smart governance

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Kolkata: f West Bengal have been ranked best project in the country in the health sector and were honoured with the prestigious SKOCH Award of Excellence.

Also, Bengal is on the top spot nationally in Finance and amongst the top three states in Agriculture and Rural Development and Governance.

Kanyashree, e-Governance project of KMC, web-based integrated monitoring system of panchayat bodies and GRIPS of the Directorate of Commercial Taxes are also among the winners.

Overall, the award authorities have adjudged Bengal as the state with maximum improvement in performance during last one year.

Reacting to the honour for Bengal in various sectors, West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee wrote on her social media pages: “Hearty congratulations and best wishes to my entire ‘Paschimbanga Paribar’.”