Panchayat Raj Initiatives

Key Activities:

  • Capacity building of NGO partner teams for collection of village level data and micro-level planning.
  • Research studies conducted
  • Networking and linkages established at State, National & International levels
  • CWS trained tribal elected representatives and NGO staff in advocacy, lobbying and campaign techniques. The observation of PESA Day in seven ITDA areas in AP and in Orissa was also an opportunity to network tribal representatives. CWS also engaged with the with Central Ministry of Panchayati Raj, AP PR Commissioner, APARD, CESS, NIRD, APMSS, LOKSATTA, State Sarpanches forum, NCRI.
  • Building capacities of elected representatives to function properly and emerge as Model GPs in Telangana and Orissa through information on RTI, importance of Gram Sabha and HIV/AIDS.
  • Organizing experiential learning platforms through collaborative networking activities with solidarity institutions provided opportunities to ERSs from different areas to share their local concerns, eg basic ameneties,natural resources management , marketing for MFP etc.
  • In Jharkhand there were efforts to impress on demand to hold elections.
  • In Bihar, a status report on status of Gram Kachari in the State was prepared
  • In Puducherry, trainings were conducted for panchayat presidents to enhance their understanding of their role an of the Panchayat in Disaster Management, role of Civil Society in strengthening Local Government.
  • In Tamil Nadu, special training was provided to Dalit ERS and a district level committee was formed to follow up resolutions passed by them.

The constraints and challenges in the sector include absence of commitment on part of the government to decentralise powers to GPs, lack of capacity building for ERs, lack of awareness among ERs on their roles and responsibilities and absence of a common platform of ERs to make their voices heard.

Registered Office

Address: 12-13-438,
Street No.1, Tarnaka,

City : Secunderabad
Pincode: 500 017.
State : Telangana.
Country : India.

Phone : +91-40- 2701 8257

Fax : +91-40- 2700 5243

Email :

Bihar Resource Centre (BRC)

H/o. Mr. Binod Kumar Jha,

Address: Road No. 15F,
Ground Floor, Rajiv Nagar

City : Patna
Pincode: 800 024.
State : Bihar.
Country : India.

Email :

Jharkhand Resource Centre (JRC)

C/O Manju Singh
29/A, Hume Pipe Area
Besides Civil court, Sakchi
Jamshedpur - 831 001
State : Jharkhand
Country : India

Phone : +91 0657-2231101

Email :

Odisha Resource Centre (ORC)

H.No.283-B, Duplex, Near Kalyani Plaza

City : PO : Patrapada, Bhubaneswar
Pincode: 751 019.
State : Odisha.
Country : India.

Phone : +91 0674-2471514

Email :

Tamil Nadu Resource Centre (TNRC)

D.No.5/5, Ground Floor,
Arunachalam Garden,
Devi Nagar, Karambakkam

City : Porur
Pincode: 600 116.
State : Chennai.
Country : India.

Email :

Telangana Resource Centre (TRC)

Address: 12-13-438,
Street No.1, Tarnaka,

City : Secunderabad
Pincode: 500 017.
State : Telangana.
Country : India.

Phone : +91 040-2701 6038

Fax : +91-40-2701 6038

Email :

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