Bihar Sharief (Bihar): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would felicitate Nalanda District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar Agrawal for outstanding implementation of MNREGA and other rural development schemes in the district, official sources said on Saturday.
    
PM would honour Agrawal at a function organized at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on February 2, 2012.
    
This is for the first time that a district magistrate from Bihar is getting a national award for MNREGA implementation.

The award is given to total of six DMs for outstanding implementation of MNREGA and other rural development schemes every year.

Five other district magistrates selected for the award this year are from Surguja (Chhattisgarh), Nanded (Maharashtra), Nicobar, Vijiyanagram (Andhra Pradesh) and Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu).

When asked for his reaction, Agrawal said "The ray of development must reach on the doors of every poor people. It is my dream and I will work relentlessly to achieve this objective."

(Agencies)