Panchayati Raj Ministry

  • 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 grassroot-level. 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...