Eraviperoor gram panchayat, Pathanamthitta district of Kerala is the country’s first panchayat to receive a national award for public administration. The panchayat president, N Rajeev, received the award from the Prime Minister in April 2015. With priority to e-governance, rural development at the grassroots has received a big boost. The panchayat disseminates information via SMS alerts and honorarium and staff salary is paid on online into bank accounts. All office records have been digitized. 
In 2013, the panchayat rejuvenated the Varatter River, a tributary of the Pampa. It runs a coaching centre for civil service aspirants and yoga centres for villagers. It also runs a total waste disposal programme with the support of the sanitation mission and with the panchayat getting WiFi-enabled, free internet will be available to villagers from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. It has also received state awards for biodiversity conservation, model hi-tech green village and the pain and palliative care award.