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Minister of State for Water Resources Vincent H Pala has highlighted the role of the representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions in having grassroots feedback about the problems of water management and policy directives to address the concerns.
Puducherry Panchayat Movement today urged the administration to take immediate steps to hold panchayat elections in the union territory. In a letter written to Lt Governor Iqbal Singh, President of the movement V A Vasudevaraju pointed out that the
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) and the Orissa Government on Friday signed an agreement to jointly run a programme to empower elected women representatives in India. Earlier, the union ministry of panchayati
Holding of civic polls in the union territory of Puducherry will considerably be delayed, though the tenure of the present administration came to an end at 1700 hrs today. The local body elections were held in the union territory in 2006 after a gap
Chief Minister Arjun Munda today said Gram Panchayats will now hold the responsibilty of constructing rural roads as part of 'Our Village-Our Road' programme...The Chief Minster also advocated for the need for better use of Information and Technology
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has asked for a special package of around Rs 1,500 crore for the new hill set-up as part of the tripartite agreement expected to be signed by the party, the state and the Centre in Darjeeling later this month.
India's new minister of tribal and panchayati raj affairs, Kishore Chandra Deo, said Tuesday that he was grateful to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for giving him the "very challenging task". Deo, 64, who belongs to a Scheduled Tribe community and
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced to further empower Panchayti Raj Institutions (PRIs) to strengthen them and to ensure maximum involvement of people in developmental projects...Also, now instead of Deputy Commissioner, the
Secretary of Rural Development B K Sinha, called on J & K Governor N N Vohra at Raj Bhavan here this evening. IAY, National Social Assistance Programme, National Rural Livelihood Mission, Drinking Water and Sanitation and a number of other Centrally-
Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked the panchayat functionaries to hold 'Grievance Days' on every Saturday at panchayat to strengthen the system in the state. He also asked the bodies to hold regular meetings of Palli Sabha, Gram Sabha,