Emerging issues in Panchayati Raj in Kerala
The study report focus on lacunae limitations and flaws in the Panchayati Raj system in Kerala in the light of 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act. The objectives of this study are to analyse the ongoing processes and trends of Panchayati raj in Kerala and to suggest the strategies to promote peoples centred, decentralized democratic government by empowering citizens and their democratic institutions. The reports approached the decentralisation process by looking into the different aspects of Panchayati Raj, the changing roles and responsibilities, transparency and accountability. It is also important that the gender be conducted. It is recommended that the strengthening of the democratic process at the grass roots level can be achieved only if the local bodies become economically self-reliant and also to providing training to the elected representatives so that the participation will defiantly increase in planning.