Valayappatti near Srivilliputtur, Virudunagar district (Tamilnadu, Bharat) has a few 100 – year habits: No one smokes bidi or cigarette nor use tobacco. The villagers have never approached police help to solve problems. Village elders do it. The Village panchayat chief is elected by unanimous decision.. To cap it all, the youth in the village say they want to take all this to the next generation. There are 200 families, all agriculturists.
Based on a report in DINAMALAR, July 12, 2008.