Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Woman president empowers this Madurai panchayat
MADURAI: Residents of Thirali, a panchayat of 5,400 people in Madurai district, were unaware all these years that a three-acre agricultural plot in the possession of a villager was once a water tank. For more than half a century, the owner was farming in the land.
Villagers attribute this remarkable land recovery spree to the 52-year-old woman panchayat president Chandra Pitchai. Pitchai, who was recently awarded the best woman panchayat president in Madurai district, has been working for long to make Thirali a model panchayat.