Issue Date: May 31, 2007
on april 21, 2007, the Karnataka legislative council (upper house of the legislature) passed an amendment to the state
Panchayati Raj Act, 1993, to take over the role of panchayats in selecting beneficiaries for development programmes at the village-level. "If
the gram panchayat fails to prepare beneficiaries' list in respect of housing schemes or other programmes funded by the government, then a
committee headed by the member of the legislative assembly (mla) from the constituency shall select the beneficiaries,"
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