Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicGram Panchayats

Topic: Gram Panchayats

Chudel to Chandanpur—This Gujarat village is doing everything to change its name

As part of the official name change, all venue records will have to be updated to reflect Chudel village’s new name. Yet, the villagers think it is worth all the trouble.

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.

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.