PANCHAYATI RAJ MINISTRY

  • People in no-toilet villages indirectly consuming excreta: Government January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In a village of 1,200 people not having toilets, each inhabitant has to indirectly consume through contaminated food about three grams of each other's faecal matter every day, says a government report. The 'Elementary Book on Sanitation in Gram Panchayats' brought out by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj...
  • Women in panchayats cross the million mark April 20, 2008

    New Delhi/Patna: Even as politicians debate 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and state Assemblies, the village panchayats have gone several steps ahead. The latest survey on elected women representatives carried out by the Panchayati Raj Ministry reveals that there are over one million women panchayat members and...
  • It's testing times for panchayats September 17, 2006

    New Delhi: According to Union Cabinet Minister of Panchayati Raj Mani Shankar Aiyar, there's a silent revolution happening in all of India's 2,50,000 panchayats. To take it forward, the Panchayati Raj Ministry has decided it's time to give more teeth to administration at the grassrootlevel. So, the ministry has now come up...
  • Panchayats get a power meter September 2, 2006

    New Delhi: Inspired by the Human Development Index the Panchayati Raj Ministry with the help of the National Council of Applied Economic Reserach has come out with an index that measures decentralistaion of power at the level of panchayats. There is a silent revolution happening in India's 2 lakh 50 thousand...