Panchayat elections are set to become all the more important
These village-level governments have all the ingredients to make or break a political party’s fortune
लोकतंत्र की हत्या कर सत्ता पर काबिज रहने की जुगत
बिहार में ग्राम पंचायत स्तर पर अगड़ी जाति के पुरुष सत्ता बचाने के लिए दलित महिलाओं से शादी कर रहे हैं। क्या इसे लोकतंत्र ...
कानून से नहीं संभली गायें तो ग्रामीणों ने खुद निकाला समाधान
आवारा घूमती गायों के मालिकों पर सरकार ने जुर्माना लगाने का निर्णय तो ले लिया, लेकिन कार्रवाई नहीं की तो अब ग्रामीणों ने खुद ...
MGNREGA is failing: 10 reasons why
The government is relying heavily on the MGNREGA MIS to show that all is well, while it should actually review its MIS system itself …
8 years and Rs 228 crore later, Maharashtra fails to make even one village sustainable
The state’s scheme, aimed at creating environmentally sustainable villages, saw only up to 6% funds being used for green projects
Chronic kidney disease cases rise in Cuttack district
A GASS survey highlights the plight of those suffering from chronic kidney disease in Narasingpur block of Odisha’s Cuttack and how …
Gram panchayats get more funds for Swachh Bharat activities
Mandatory for lowest tier elected bodies to use half the funds allocated under 15th Finance Commission
Study puts MGNREGS in Punjab under scanner
The employment scheme generated 20.23 average working days in the state against the mandated 100 days, according to a Punjabi University report
Post independence, governments expanded squeezing village republics out of existence
100 panchayat members resign in tribal Korchi tehsil
Protest against police violence; administration blames mining, Naxals
सत्ता के शिखर से क्यों दूर हैं महिलाएं?
मतदाता के रूप में सक्रिय भागीदारी निभाने वाली महिलाएं सत्ता के शिखर पर क्यों नहीं पहुंच पातीं?
Green fund rules notified: Some hits, major misses
The rules of the Compensatory (Afforestation) Fund Act 2016 are better than the draft but not impactful
High court notice to Haryana on new criteria for panchayat elections
The court had earlier stayed the decision to make academic qualifications more stringent
This tribal district has become 'immune to drought' with people's participation
Jhabua continues to flourish and maintain its status as a model district while many others fail
Andhra panchayat polls in end-July
The elections were delayed for two years due to legal battle over reservation issues
'Will fight POSCO till last breath'
Kin of anti-POSCO leader killed in bomb explosion in Gobindapur village resolves to fight on
Bomb kills 4 protesters at POSCO steel project site
Crude bomb was allegedly hurled by hired local goons at a group gathered in the backyard of a house to discuss land acquisition
NDA introduces changes in MGNREGA
Rural development ministry to make social audit compulsory; create more durable assets in blocks and districts, instead of villages
Mother of three wages lone battle against sand mining lobby
Jazeera along with her three children has been sitting in protest from June 14 in front of government offices, demanding protection of Kerala's …
Anti-POSCO leader loses in Odisha election
Does that mean people in the region are pro-industrialisation as claimed by victorious Biju Janata Dal candidate?
Jazeera’s sit-in protest against coastal sand mining enters third month
Mother of three has been sitting outside Kerala’s state secretariat since August 2; her children attend school from protest site and sleep …
Karnataka civil society to protest against panchayati raj Bill
Opposition says provisions draconian; gives powers to bureaucrats powers to remove panchayat president and members
CRPF for garbage trucks?
Kerala High Court suggests CRPF protection for garbage trucks dumping Thiruvanthapuram's waste in village
India Biodiversity Awards 2012 go to six pioneers in biodiversity governance
These include three village panchayats, two tiger reserves and informal network of forest protection committees
Village at POSCO site seeks community forest rights
Reiterates demand against diversion of forestland for industry, under amended Forest Rights Act rules