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Elappully Panchayat Comes First In Green Kerala Express
In municipalities, Ottappalam comes in first place | By Yentha
On Jul 27, 2010

 

Vazhuthacaud, Trivandrum: There were no hours-long formalities, no tears of sorrow, as the final winners of the social reality show Green Kerala Express were announced here today. Elappully panchayat of Palakkad district came in first place with their dairy-farm project, winning the prize money of Rs.1 crore.

In second place came Akathethara panchayat of Palakkad with their nature conservation schemes, winning Rs. 50 lakh. In third place came Adaatu panchayat of Thrissur, with their natural methods of rice-farming, winning Rs.25 lakh.

In municipalities, Ottappalam came first winning Rs.50 lakh and Malappuram came second with Rs.25 lakh.

Appreciating Doordarshan and the organisers of the reality show, chief minister VS Achuthanandan said that the concept of a green Kerala which is now a reality may soon be just a figment of our imagination unless proper measures were taken.

Receiving the award, P Haridas, panchayat president of Edappully panchayat said he was receiving it for all the 999 grama panchayats of Kerala. “There is a lot we could learn from other grama panchayats. We will use this money to develop our panchayat further,” he said.

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Elappully grama panchayat members receive the cash award from chief minister VS Achuthanandan

 

Minister for local self government Paloli Mohammed Kutty, minister for devaswom Kadannappally Ramachandran, MLA V Sivankutty, veteran poet and social worker Sugatha Kumari, actors Kalpana and Padmapriya were also present on the occasion.

 

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