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In Maharashtra’s Pune district, a new initiative taken to combat Covid-19, Read here to know all about it

A “Covid-Free Village” campaign was announced in Maharashtra’s Pune district in order to combat the spread of COVID-19 and its Omicron version. This initiative was announced in response to increasing in COVID-19 cases across the country.

The competition began on January 10 in the Pune region and will run until March 15. The state government will present cash prizes in the form of development grants to the three best-performing villages in the Pune division.

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To clarify the contest, the district administration has given specific instructions.

According to the instructions, at the end of the event, three best-performing villages will be chosen and rated on 22 categories for their success in COVID management.

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The finest performers will receive 50 lakh for first place, 25 lakh for second place, and the village that comes in third place will be rewarded.

“For maintaining rural regions of Pune district Covid free, we have declared a competition among all gramme panchayats of Pune district to motivate them for improved Covid management in the rural areas,” said Pune Zilla Parishad Chief Executive Officer Ayush Prasad.

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Ayush Prasad further stated that this is done primarily to give the best assistance possible for reducing COVID-19 outbreaks in villages. The contest winner would receive funding for the development of the appropriate gram panchayat.

The Chief Executive further added on this matter that through this campaign, our focus is on all the gram panchayat for effective Covid administration and also to promote awareness.

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At that level, police and health authorities would endorse this. This is part of a preventative strategy to safeguard a huge number of individuals from the spread of Omicron, he noted.

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