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‘Green Kerala Express' grand finale today

Special Correspondent

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: ‘Green Kerala Express', a social reality show on local self-government institutions hosted by Doordarshan, Thiruvananthapuram, is headed for its grand finale on Tuesday.

The programme, in which 152 local self-government institutions participated in 102 episodes, would conclude with the live telecast of the final round and prize distribution.

The panchayat that emerges the winner would get a purse of Rs.1 crore, the second best Rs.50 lakh and the panchayat that finishes third would win Rs.25 lakh.

The best urban local body would get a purse of Rs.50 lakh and the second best Rs.25 lakh. All the 15 grama panchayats that had reached the final round would get a purse of Rs.10 lakh each.

The panchayats and other local bodies were evaluated by an eminent jury headed by K.P. Kannan, professor, Centre for Development Studies (CDS). The other members include social and environmental activists R.V.G. Menon and M.K. Prasad, management expert G. Vijayaraghavan and Vinitha Menon, professor, anthropology, Kannur University. A celebrity jury, comprising actor Padmapriya, media expert Sasikumar and poet Sugathakumari was also present.

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