Approximately 75 percent people today exercised their franchise for elections to eight gram panchayats in four districts of Thane, Nashik, Solapur and Osmanabad.
Telangana has proposed to introduce e-Panchayats initiative in 2,400 Gram Panchayats (GPs) providing computer services at the lowest level of the government.
In an initiative aimed at offering a more transparent and result-oriented system of governance, proceedings of meetings of as many as 1,000 gram panchayats in Karnataka will go live over cable TV from March 1 next.
Jairam Ramesh strongly pitched for bringing flexibility in UPA`s flagship NREGA, saying it has not achieved all the three objectives.
As many as 21,441 Gram Panchayats in Andhra Pradesh will go to polls later this month.
In an indication of shortage of academic infrastructure in Bihar, about two-third of all gram panchayats did not have secondary schools, a minister admitted on Tuesday.
Elections to 3,027 gram panchayats in Maharashtra will be held on November 26.
The Maharashtra Election Commission has announced elections to 7,756 gram panchayats in the state on September nine.
The Maharashtra Legislative Council on Thursday passed the Bombay Village Panchayats (Second Amendment) Act, 1958.
Right to Recall has been in vogue in Madhya Pradesh for over a decade now but not exercised at Gram Panchayats level, due to lack of awareness.
The Haryana Government has formulated a new scheme to promote sports through Gram Panchayats by organising competitions at the level of village, block, district and state.
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