grassroots democracy

The Bumpy Road to Grassroots Democracy

The 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Act of 1992 signifies local self-governance of rural and urban areas through Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and Municipal Bodies. Historically, informal Panchayats have existed in India since ancient times, and municipal administration is chiefly a British legacy. After independence, evolving on the Gandhian thought of empowering Read more…