The Panchayats are one of the oldest local governance institutions in rural Karnataka. This age old system of governance at the local level has gained much popularity in the current time.
In the state of Karnataka, the chief responsibility of the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj department lies in the implementation of the provisions of the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act, 1993. This act aims at the achievement of the democratic decentralization especially for the rural areas.
Panchayat Raj in Karnataka have a three-tier structural constitution:
- the Zilla Panchayats at the district level
- the Taluka Panchayats at the sub-district level
- the Gram Panchayats at the village level
- drinking water
- street lights
- drinking water at home as well as public sources such as public taps, hand pumps and mini water sanitation-individual or public toilets
- drainage and garbage disposal
- roads development schemes
Last Updated on 26th March 2013
|Government and Politics|