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Panchayati Raj in India

Not many erstwhile political leaders were enthusiastic about Mahatma Gandhi’s idea of democratic decentralisation through the Panchayati Raj System in India. The concept of micro-management and bringing good governance to the remotest corners of the country had to prove its worth, before it could find a place in the Indian constitution. After a series of failed attempts to deal with local issues at the national level, panchayats were again brought into the picture in 1992, after its initial attempts of establishment in the 1950s. It got recognised as institutions of local self-governance in 1958. Panchayats now have […]Read more