The municipality of Attingal has been adjudged the best municipality in the State for 2011-12. Malappuram and Kasaragod are the second and third best municipalities respectively.

The first prize carried a cash award of Rs.25 lakh, the second carried Rs.15 lakh, and the third, Rs.10 lakh, according to Urban Affairs Minister Manjalamkuzhi Ali. The performance was judged on the basis of various parameters.