KERALA

Land distributed

KOCHI, AUG. 21 . A total of 3.12 acres of surplus land was distributed to 78 landless persons in Payippra panchayat in Muvattupuzha taluk on Saturday. Each of the beneficiaries will receive four cents of land at Manar in Mulavoor village in Payippra panchayat.

The beneficiaries were selected from more than 600 applicants by a draw of lots. All the 34 applicants belonging to the SC/ST category were given the land without drawing lots.