Local Governance

Local Governance

We know there is a government in India at the Center and State levels. But there is another important system for local governance. The foundation of the present local self-government in India was laid by the Panchayati Raj System (1992).Panchayats were functional institutions of grassroots governance in almost every village. But how far they are effective?, what are the role of elected women representatives in local governance?

Inchara has been engaged byAkvo Foundation, Netherlands (For AzimPremji Philanthropic Initiatives, APPI) for the last two years in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat to conduct baseline data collection (Qualitative and quantitative) relating to women participation in PRI.