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Study on EWRs in Panchayati Raj Institutions

Abstract:

This volume presents the findings of the most comprehensive all-India survey yet attempted to assess, as accurately as possible, the quality of participation of elected women representatives in Panchayati Raj. There can scarcely be two opinions on the potentially revolutionary nature of the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments which mandated for 33 percent reservation for women in rural and urban local bodies, respectively. Fifteen years on, with most states having held three rounds of elections, it is time for some stocktaking.


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