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Hazare spurns title of `Mahatma` by Gram Sabha

Last Updated: Monday, October 03, 2011, 17:27

Deprecating any comparisons with Mahatma Gandhi, anti-graft campaigner Anna Hazare has rejected a resolution passed by the Gram Sabha of his native Ralegan Siddhi village conferring on him the title `Mahatma`.

Deshmukh: need to strengthen Gram Sabha system

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 16:18

Union Rural Development Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Wednesday emphasized the need to strengthen the country?s Gram Sabha system to ensure proper implementation of government schemes meant for rural people.

Niyamgiri mining project: Orissa to reconvene Gram Sabha meets

Last Updated: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 20:30

Under pressure from tribals, the Orissa government Sunday said they will reconvene Gram Sabha meetings in villages as per the norms of the forest land rights acts.

Centre asks states to make gram sabhas more vibrant

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 09:43

The Centre has asked the state governments to clearly articulate the role of gram sabhas in their policies, programmes and schemes to make them vibrant forums for rural development.