Staff Reporter

Nagercoil: The district administration has recommended 70 village panchayats to get Nirmal Gram Puraskar award under total sanitation programme, said Collector Sunil Palatal.

Speaking to presspersons here on Thursday, he said that the Central Government sent a team to verify the implementation of the programme in these panchayats. The team visited Agastheeswaram, Thovalai, Rajakkamangalam, Kurunthancode, Thuckalay, Thiruvattar, Killiyoor, Munchirai and Melpuram panchayat unions recently, and would submit a report to the Government.

Kanyakumari district stood first in the State by obtaining this award for 29 panchayats in the current year.

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