Some rest on their laurels while some others use these as stepping stones for even bigger heights. The Nedumangad block panchayat in Thiruvananthapuram district is doing the latter.
Some of the initiatives that fetched the block panchayats all the awards include a bio-village for organic farming, where training in farming is also provided. It has led the cleaning up of the first 22 km of the Killi river. A project incubation and training centre has also become a revenue-generating venture for the block panchayat, along with the large organic farm.