In a largely tribal-dominated state, the increase in women participation in gram sabhas was anywhere between 25 per cent and 80 per cent," recalls Muraleedharan. Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter:. Supreme Court.
At the end, every panchayat knows how much money it has under different schemes and how it should plan. Looks after general welfare and immediate development of village e. Bihar and Uttar Pradesh remain difficult states with very little progress. Due to these factors there is much more honesty and transparency in local administrative matters.
This way both the pradhan and the contractor stashed away part of the funds. Government aims to provide jobs in nearly 2. The ministry's statistics show that 92,842 gram sabhas have been conducted in nine states to discuss annual plans.
Saroj Rana, the first woman pradhan of the Siyoni block panchayat of Uttarkashi district, has constructed a school and a road for her block panchayat. Defence Defence National International Industry. Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings. Promotion of educational, health, agriculture and communication facilities. Will be displayed Will not be displayed Will be displayed.
Initial reports from women-run panchayats seem to sug- gest that they are more convincing and effective than men in the fight to check corruption at the grassroots level. However, there are several challenges before the systems are put in place and start working.
The women pradhan of Kashlog near Darlaghat in Himachal Pradesh, for instance, has opposed limestone mining by Ambuja Cements in the area. She has also developed a new way of distributing money meant for development activities. NIFTY 50 10,752 -128. Women in panchayats: Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now. Share this Comment: