Placing Health into Panchayats Agenda- The Swasth Panchayat Scheme: This
is a programme to support local health planning and to enhance PRI role in health.
An indicator based health & human development index has been prepared for all
Panchayats of the state that is hamlet centred so as to capture even the intra-panchayat
variations. At present, the HHDI is ready for 9141 Panchayats out of 9820 Panchayats
in the state. Hon’ble Chief Minister of the state has declared an award for two
top Panchayats of each block based on this index and also provisions are made to
support weaker Panchayats identified under this process. The Programme is now in
the second year of implementation.