Grass-Root Democracy and Empowerment of People: Evaluation of Panchayati Raj in India

dc.contributor.authorMenon, Sudha Venuen_US
dc.coverage.countryIndiaen_US
dc.coverage.regionMiddle East & South Asiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-31T15:14:52Z
dc.date.available2009-07-31T15:14:52Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-02-26en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-02-26en_US
dc.description.abstract"The article mainly focuses on the effectiveness of 73rd Constitutional amendment in securing empowerment of people. The article tries to capture the efforts of various states to implement panchayati Raj system and makes a comparative study of performance of states in terms of people's participation, capacity building, de-bureaucratization and decentralization of powers. The salient features of 73rd Amendment Act including reservation of seats, provision for separate election commission and finance commission, gramsabha, taxes, periodic elections etc are discussed. More over it examines the initiatives of state governments towards democratic decentralization and highlights special programmes initiated by Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh etc. to make the system effective. The article critically evaluates the effectiveness of PRIs as a system of governance for increased people's participation empowerment and social change. Here attempt is made to incorporate the results of impact assessment studies conducted by World Bank. Concluding section highlights the need for revitalizing the system through integrating NREGP [National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme] and NRHM [National Rural Health Mission]."en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/4263
dc.subjectdecentralizationen_US
dc.subjecteconomic developmenten_US
dc.subjectdemocracyen_US
dc.subject.sectorSocial Organizationen_US
dc.submitter.emailsudhamenon@ibsindia.orgen_US
dc.titleGrass-Root Democracy and Empowerment of People: Evaluation of Panchayati Raj in Indiaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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