(GIST OF KURUKSHETRA) Good Governance at Grassroots Level

(GIST OF KURUKSHETRA) Good Governance at Grassroots Level


Good Governance at Grassroots Level


  • The village-level governance model or Panchayati Raj governance system is structured in three layers.
  • In States or Union Territories with more than two million inhabitants there are three levels of PRIs:
  1. Gram Panchayat at the village level
  2. Mandal Parishad or Block Samiti or Panchayat Samiti at the block level
  3. Zila parishad at the district level
  • As per 2019 records, there are around 6614 Block Panchayats, 630 Zila Parishad, and approximately 253163 Gram Panchayats.

Government Initiatives

Gram Panchayat Development Plans

  • It is a special campaign that was launched to prepare Panchayat Development Plan for economic development and social justice utilizing the available resources.
  • The guidelines of 2015 were revised in 2018 to further ease the process.

Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA)

  • RGSA, the ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ was launched to bring people-propelled development at ground level.
  • It enables the Panchayats to function effectively to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and development objectives.


  • It provides a platform for online reporting, monitoring, and management of panchayat activities.
  • It aims to bring transparency and accountability using technology.


  • It aims to revolutionize property record management in the country.

Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Yojana (DDUPSY)

  • It was launched in 2014 to strengthen PRIs by providing them with the required resources and capabilities to undertake constitutional duties.
  • It aims to empower PRIs to undertake planning, implementation, and development.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

  • It was launched in 2014 to make India clean and defecation free.
  • It focused on creating a culture of cleanliness and promoting the use of toilets in rural areas.



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