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National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) (Manual for District 2017) - Level Functionaries

The purpose of this Development Role Manual for National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) is to create an enabling mechanism for improved implementation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) at...

Social Audit Manual for Trainers

The Social Audit Manual for Trainers has been developed by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in
close collaboration with central and State government officials and experts from community...

Revised guidelines on strengthening/ establishment of Sate Institute of Rural Development (SIRDs) and Extension Training Centres (ETCs)

The Report provides the Revised guidelines on strengthening/ establishment of Sate Institute of Rural Development (SIRDs) and Extension Training Centres (ETCs). The Ministry of Rural Development,...

Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF): A Re-look

Spates of programmes are launched by various Ministries as part of the propoor development planning, through Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs). Of late, the promotional strategy is convergence, and...

Social Audit of MGNREGA (A Case Study of Andhra Pradesh)

In August 2005, the Indian Parliament passed the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), which mandates the provision of 100 days of guaranteed employment to any rural household in India....

Devolution Devolution

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act A Catalyst for Rural Transformation of Sonalde Desai, Prem Vashishtha and Omkar Joshi

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) of 2005, which emerged in response to this growing dilemma, provides 100 days of work to any rural household that demands it....

Report of the Working Group on Democratic Decentralisation & PRIs

The Report explores the Recommendations of the Working Groupwhich includes Brief Review of Panchayati Raj Legislations, Deepening Peoples’ Participation, activity mapping, Reforms in Fiscal...

Panchayati Raj and Decentralised Governance

One of the important reasons for SCs and STs not receiving adequate benefits from 50 years of planning and development has been the lack of opportunity for their participation and involvement in...

PANCHAYATI RAJ – A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

Panchayati Raj Institutions, the grass root units of local self government have been
considered as instruments of socio economic transformation in rural India. Involvement of
people at...

Meaning, Nature and Aspects of Decentralisation

Decentralisation has assumed an important role in matters of governance in the
developing world over the last few years. In their efforts to democratize the governing
structure and...

e-Governance e-Governance

Household Energy use pattern with levels of Development ( Factors Affecting Adoption of Renewable Technologies)

The present study Report is a modest attempt at generating such information. It is a micro study and is entirely exploratory in nature aimed at identifying the dimensions of the problem of rural...

Impact of e-Governance on Democratic Decentralization in India

The e-governance initiatives have come a long way since the advent of the World Wide Web. This paper explores how the application of Information & Communication Technology (e-Governance) has...

E-Governance in Local Governments: Aiming Towards Good Governance

The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a major innovation of modern governance systems. It is argued that the introduction of ICT in governance provided for a participant and...

Governance in Gram Panchayats

This Active Panchayat Book is aims to enabling the elected representatives, especially the newly elected ones and gram panchayat functionaries in their day to day core functioning to understand...
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Finance Finance

Tamil Nadu Socio- Economic Impact of the MGNREGS with disability in the State of Tamil Nadu

The present report relies on data obtained from the Department of Rural Development, Government of Tamil Nadu. A random sample survey was conducted in the districts of Kanchipuram, Cuddalore,...

Gandhian Economic Model as an Alternative

With the emergence of industrialization and capitalism, philosophers from the western countries brought up a new thinking of development, which they called the ‘Western model of Development’, or...

General General

MGNREGA Stories On Convergence

This book is a compilation of best practices on convergence from across the country. We view convergence as an optimization of resources, technical and/or financial. Thus, several of the included...

Saksham Mission water conversation under MGNREGS

Mission Water Conversation (MWC) Framework was issued on 1st November 2016 under the overall framework of Pradahan Mantri Krishi Sichai Yojana (PMKSY). The Framework facilitate technological...

Building Sustainable livelihoods for the Poor through MGNREGA

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is the Government of
India’s largest rural development programme and is also a radical shift from the earlier programmes in

Governance Reforms in MGNREGS and The Transformation

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (MGNREGA) will complete 10 years of implementation ever since it was rolled out across the country on April1, 2008. The journey so far...

Assessment of Convergence Activities under MGNREGA in Uttarakhand

The Report is organised in seven chapters. Introductory, traces the Performance of the programme in Uttarakhand. It examines the relevance to examine convergence activities in the state. The...

Capacity Building Capacity Building

Hand Book Preparation of Gram Panchayat INRM Plan for Mission Water Conservation under MGNREGA

This handbook was presented at the National Resource Training Team (NRTT) orientation workshop of Saksham
capacity building programme of MoRD at National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD),...

MGNREGA Sameeksha II United Nations Development Programme AN ANTHOLOGY OF RESEARCH STUDIES (2012-2014)

The Act was notified in 200 rural districts in its first phase of implementation (with effect from 2 February 2006). In FY 2007–08, it was extended to an additional 130 rural districts. The...

Watershed developments for rain fed areas under MGNREGS- A resource booklet for MGNREGS functionaries

Development of waste lands into productive lands increases availability of land for cultivation. MGNREGS helps in realizing the fullest potential of each type
of land. It enhances production...

Simple Mathematics and Measurement Guide A Resource Booklet for MGNREGS Functionaries

In our daily life we do lot of measurements in terms of weight, length, area, volume and temperature etc. We take or observe measurements generally for following
purposes/circumstances; When...

National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) (Manual for District 2017) - Level Functionaries

The purpose of this Development Role Manual for National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) is to create an enabling mechanism for improved implementation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) at...

Human Resources Human Resources

National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) (Manual for District 2017) - Level Functionaries

The purpose of this Development Role Manual for National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) is to create an enabling mechanism for improved implementation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) at...

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act A Catalyst for Rural Transformation of Sonalde Desai, Prem Vashishtha and Omkar Joshi

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) of 2005, which emerged in response to this growing dilemma, provides 100 days of work to any rural household that demands it....

Personnel Administration Problems of Personnel Administration In Panchayati Raj

Panchayati Raj has created new administrative challenges for the bureaucracy. Development administration is expected to evoke a new responsiveness from the people. The effectiveness of the...

Gender Issues Gender Issues

Socio Economic and Gender based Evaluation of Individual assets under MGNREGA in Telangana.

The study team from Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) expresses its sincere gratitude to National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) for awarding the study on “Socio Economic and...

Gandhian Philosophy and Women Development in India

The objective of the paper is to look into the areas where systematic or persistent discrimination targets women and to understand whether Gandhian philosophy could provide an answer to this issue....

Election Election

PANCHAYAT ELECTIONS - 2011

The last General Elections to the Panchayats were held in the year 2000-2001 after a gap of 23 years through a secret ballot as against by hand raising procedure which was followed in the earlier...

Panchayat Elections in Andhra

The Andhra Government's cash incentive scheme to encourage unanimous election of panchayats appears to have been fairly successful. In the current elections, some 6,000 of the 15,000 villages...

Electoral and Functional Dynamics Of Zilla Parishads And Panchayat Samitis In Maharashtra

Landmark Amendments to the Constitution (73rd and 74th) were made in 1992 in order to restore the rightful place to the local bodies in political governance of the country. As per these Amendments,...

HAND BOOK FOR RETURNING OFFICERS

General Elections to the three tiers of Panchayats are held
simultaneously. Each voter will cast his votes, in the same polling
station, for choosing the members for election to Gram...

Political process in Panchayati Raj Panchayati Raj and Political Parties

A crucial issue to be considered in describing the various political process at work in Panchayati Raj instituitions relates to the role of political partice in these institutions.According to Jaya...

Awards & Best Practices Awards & Best Practices

Child-friendly Local Governance in Kerala

This report is based on a research study conducted in two of Kerala’s gram panchayats: Adat Panchayat in Thrissur District and Vaniyamkulam Panchayat in Palakkad District on child-friendly...

Successful Governance Initiatives and Best Practices: Experience from Indian States

This Compendium is the product and documented by the State Plans Division of the Planning Commission of India in collaboration with the Human Development Resource Centre (HDRC), United Nations...

Business Models For Dairy-Based Livelihoods

The report covers successful case studies on dairy based livelihoods promotion from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana. It illustrates the role of women in enhancing the value-chain...

Rural Tourism: An alternate Opportunity for Rural Areas

The document describes the declining fortunes of the primary sector in advanced economies, confronting the impacts of globalization, and the efforts of third world nations to gain a foothold on the...

Protection of Children - Role of Panchayats in India

This paper pertains to the children below 15 years constitute about 40% of the total population in India. If all of them are happy and healthy, they can make a positive contribution to the progress...
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Planning Planning

National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) (Manual for District 2017) - Level Functionaries

The purpose of this Development Role Manual for National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) is to create an enabling mechanism for improved implementation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) at...

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act A Catalyst for Rural Transformation of Sonalde Desai, Prem Vashishtha and Omkar Joshi

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) of 2005, which emerged in response to this growing dilemma, provides 100 days of work to any rural household that demands it....

Manual Integrated Village Planning and Development

This Manual is about how to initiate and undertake participatory village planning and development. It is based on the successful processes of local self-governance, village planning and development...

Strengthening Capacity of Panchayat Raj Institutions 2016

The Report provides the maintenance of Rural Roads for Strengthening Capacity of PRIs. The Rural Connectivity is a critical component in the socio-economic development of rural people as it...