CONTENTS:- 1. Panchayati Raj. 2. Rural Housing. 3. Panchayati Raj and Reservation. 4. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). 5. Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department. 6. Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department Policy Note 2010-2011.
Rural development can best accomplished by PRIs. In order to ensure Panchayati Raj Institutions function as instruments of local government, it is important that their functional and financial autonomy is guaranteed and transparency in their functioning is ensured. This has to be accomplished in most of the states. The role of the Gram Sabha is, perhaps, the most important in ensuring the success of Panchayati Raj Institutions at the village level. The role of local people in conducting social audit and fixing responsibility on panchayat functionaries will be effectively ensured with Gram Sabha becoming active. It is essential that the village community perceives meetings of the Gram Sabha as useful. The most important factor for that is the empowerment of the Gram Sabha.