Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicGram Panchayats

Topic: Gram Panchayats

This scheme mapping ‘abadi’ village areas is a win-win situation for Gram Panchayats

IAS officers have always settled agricultural land, not homestead land as it wasn't ‘revenue-yielding'. The NLMC and the SVAMITVA scheme change that.

Student in Ukraine, Pradhan in UP’s Hardoi — how war exposed double life of Vaishali Yadav

Vaishali Yadav, a medical student in Ukraine, made a video to appeal for evacuation from war-torn country. Now, the UP gram pradhan could be facing action for being 'absent from duty'.

In Bihar, gram sabha isn’t what you think it is. It’s a ‘Gram Sham’

In 'Last Among Equals', M.R. Sharan gives a glimpse into the ground reality of Bihar's politics, quite literally.

Badminton court, parks, CCTV — how professor-turned-sarpanch transformed Haryana village in 5 yrs

Khurdban sarpanch Yuvraj Singh, 32, believes his education gives him the confidence to express demands to authorities, and to keep villagers informed about govt schemes.

Kiren Rijiju launches Citizen’s Tele-Law mobile app that will cover 75,000 Gram Panchayats

Law minister Rijiju also felicitated 124 Frontline functionaries, including Para legal volunteers, village level entrepreneurs, and state coordinators from across India.

Changing face of Bihar’s ‘least literate’ district: Now, every village has access to a library

Purnea DM Rahul Kumar began a book drive in January 2020, and within 21 months, libraries have been set up to reach all 230 gram panchayats and 7 urban local bodies.

‘Not colonial sir, madam’, Kerala Congress wants official communication to use Malayalam terms

Following example of Mathur gram panchayat, which uses Malayalam terms like 'chetta' (brother) & 'chechi' (sister), state party chief K Sudhakaran says all panchayats headed by party will do the same.

SubscriberWrites: Gram pradhans’ petty salary, and how Hindu culture ‘knew’ about the only pair of stars that revolve around each other

Subscribers write on the low salary to gram pradhans, which can be a license to corruption, and the importance of the pair of stars – 'Vashista” and “Arundhati” – in Hindu marriages.

77% women in Panchayati Raj Institutions believe they can’t change things easily on ground

Politics at India’s grassroots is changing, thanks to women in Panchayati Raj Institutions.

Shiv Sena’s rural reach, ‘mandate for Uddhav’ — what Maharashtra gram panchayat results show

Shiv Sena emerged as one of the biggest victors of the elections held last week to 14,234 gram panchayats, with the party clinching victory in about 20% of them.

On Camera


Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.