Nirmal Gram Puraskar (NGP) 2010-11For the year 2010-11 ,over 2808 Gram Panchayats from 21 States have been selected Nirmal Gram Puraskar along with one Block Panchayat from Tamilnadu.
Sikkim has been the first Nirmal State in the country having achieved full sanitation coverage. The concept of Nirmal Gram Puraskar has been acclaimed internationally as a unique tool of social engineering and community mobilization and has helped a difficult program like rural sanitation to pick up. After TSC was launched in 1999, average coverage between 2001 to 2004 rose to 3% annually. After NGP was launched in 2004, the average coverage has gone up by about 7-8% every year.