Esanai panchayat-level federation was adjudged the best self-help group federation in the district for the year 2012-13 and was given Rs.1 lakh cash award. Darez Ahamed, District Collector, gave away the cheque and citation to Saroja, president of the federation, at the weekly grievances day meeting here on Monday. The award is given to motivate women SHGs to do their work better. Dr.Ahamed urged women SHGs and panchayat-level federations to function effectively to win district-level awards. The Collector received 428 petitions pertaining to various complaints of the people at the meet.