Manimegalai Awards

To encourage the well-functioning SHGs and PLFs, the Government announced Manimegalai awards at State and District level in the year 2006-07. Awards are presented to 5 best PLFs and 10 best SHGs at the State Level. One best PLF and 3 best SHGs at the District level are given Manimegalai awards and the best SHG at the Block level is given a certificate. The awards have been presented for the last three years and have been instrumental in motivating the SHGs and PLFs to strive for better performance.

The Government vide G.O.Ms.No:89 Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (CGS-3) Department, dated 05.08.2009 have increased the Manimegalai Award money from Rs.1.00 lakh to Rs 3.00 lakhs for the Best PLFs at State Level and from Rs.50,000 to Rs.1.00 lakh for the best SHGs at State Level as well as for the best PLF at District Level. The Award money for the best SHGs at District Level has been increased from Rs.10,000/- to Rs 25,000/-.


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