The four panchayats of Bajwa, Karachiya, Undera and Koyali villages were given away cash prize at a function held at Gujarat Refinery premises in Koyali villages located on the city outskirts.
The awards were given as part of competition was held under drive, 'Swachhta Abhiyan Pakhwada' (cleanliness fortnight drive) held from last month.
The participating villages were judged on the basis of cleanliness parameters, development works. Bajwa gram panchayat was adjudged as the 'best gram panchayat' and was given away a cash prize of Rs 50,000 while Karachiya, Undera and Koyali panchayats were awarded with cash reward of Rs 25,000 each.
On the occasion, executive director of Gujarat Refinery S K Dhar Gupta said jury evaluated performance of village panchayats in terms of progress of development works and cleanliness factors.
He said the four villages had well maintained roads, clean school premises, ponds and proper garbage disposal system. He also appreciated the efforts of the sarpanchas on for their efforts on educating people and children about importance of cleanliness.