Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on Sunday announced that the Thimmanaicken Palayam village in the Manaveli Assembly constituency in Puducherry had been selected under model village scheme. She visited the village along with officials of various departments, local legislator R K R Anandaraman and also made a formal announcement Raj Nivas would adopt the village in association with the NCC.
Puducherry chapter of the Confederation of Indian Industries, the Mahindra Holidays, Aravind Eye Hospital and a few other organisations had also come forward to take up developmental works in the village under corporate social responsibility scheme. The model village scheme under which the village had been brought envisages creating a clean environment under the Swachch Bharath Abhiyan and would also be made an open defecation free hamlet in the next one month.
The former IPS officer also announced that a core action committee with the local legislator as the patron would also facilitate the implementation of the model village scheme.