Bridging the gap

Pressured by a highly active civil society, the Kerala state government is actually giving power to the people. The decentralisation theory has been turned on its head. People get the money first, and then build the infrastructure to govern themselves. But even if politicians are willing to bow to public-pressure, the bureaucracy doesn't like power slipping out of its hands. It is a major threat to the process

 
Last Updated: Sunday 28 June 2015

Bridging the gap

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter :

Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.