Shimla: Himachal Pradesh on Saturday received the national award for implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).
    
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presented MGNREGA national award to Mandi Deputy Commissioner Devesh Kumar in Delhi for maximum participation of women in MGNREGA, an official said.
    
About 75 per cent of the work under the MGNREGA in Mandi district was executed through women as against the national average of 48 per cent in the country, he said.
    
The Tharech Panchayat in Theog Block of Shimla district was also presented the national award for gram panchayats.
    
An amount of Rs 75 crore was directly transferred to bank accounts of women MGNREGA workers.

(Agencies)

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