Local government in India Current Affairs, GK & News

National Panchayati Raj Day

24th April is observed as the National Panchayati Raj Day or National Local Self Government Day. It marks the vesting of constitutional status on the Panchayati Raj institution. About the Day The National Panchayati Raj Day is observed on April 24th every year. It is also known as the Local Self Government Day. It was ..

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Raigarh municipal corporations wins first prize at Swachhata Excellence awards 2019

Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh municipal corporation has won the first prize at the “Swachhata Excellence awards 2019”. The municipal corporations of Ambikapur and Kumbakonam bagged the second and third prizes, respectively. While, Nagar Palika Parishad of Jashpur Nagar, Malappuram Municipality, and Nagar Palika Parishad Surajpur have claimed the prizes in the “Statutory Towns” category. Beside this, for ..

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Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS)

The fifth edition of the Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS) by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy spans 23 Indian cities. The cities were scored based on the quality of laws, policies, institutions and institutional processes that together help govern them ASICS groups questions into four categories: urban planning & design; urban capacities & resources; transparency, ..

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Broadband connectivity to 250,000 villages by Nov 2013

In order to improve public delivery mechanism in the country, the Indian government will connect 250,000 gram panchayats with broadband within 16 months. The government has also assured that 58 pilots projects under implementation in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Tripura to make available broadband connectivity, would be accomplished in next 4months. The broadband connectivity for ..

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30 new activities brought under NREGS

The government has amended Schedule-I and Schedule-II of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREG) Act, 2005. There is now an expansion of the scope of activities permitted under the MNREGS by including 30 new activities. These will supplement agricultural and animal husbandry operations along with flood management and sanitation-related works in rural India. ..

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