ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Revitalising Panchayati Rajs- Role of NGOs

Role of NGOs Amitabh Behar IN the wake of 73rd amendment, democratically elected panchayats have been constituted in most of the states. The revival and democratisation of the panchayati system is seen as a significant step in strengthening and institutionalising grass root democracy. The panchayati raj system has generated tremendous enthusiasm in the development sector as a representative institution, which will effectively voice the needs and aspirations of the people. It will also effectively and sincerely implement the development programmes for the area, being true to its representative character. The development work undertaken by the panchayats will have the sanction of the beneficiaries, the people. This will help in prioritising the genuine needs at the grass roots and in successfully implementing the agenda beneficial to the community. All this is to be done within the paradigm of grass root democracy.

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