Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said that a special package of Rs.10 crore will be sanctioned for the comprehensive development of Edamalakudy, the only Adivasi panchayat in the State.

Distributing the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar media awards here on Monday, Mr. Chandy said another Central package of Rs.80 crore that aimed at rehabilitating those living in the forests by giving them Rs.10 lakh each and other facilities had been sanctioned.

To implement

Steps would be taken to implement this package soon.

The awards in the print media section were given to M.R. Siju, Antony Muniyara, and B.V. Pavanan, while those in the electronic media category were given to Biji Jalal and Anil Karamal.

K. Muraleedharan, MLA, presided over the function.