Importance of Gram Panchayat


Importance of Gram Panchayat

The Gram Panchayat has many important functions to perform.

  • It plays an important role at providing some benefits for the community life of the rural people.
  • Some of the functions are meant for improving the economic life of the rural people.
  • There are other functions through which attempts are made to provide social justice to people.

It is the duty of the Gram Panchayat to look after

  • the village health and sanitation system,
  • to take preventive measures for resisting the spread of infectious diseases,
  • to arrange for drinking water,
  • building of new roads and repairing the old one,
  • to reserve and maintain ponds,
  • pasture-lands,
  • cremation ground and
  • graveyards etc. for public use.

Gram Panchayat further plays important role  in :

  • the arrangement of street lights,
  • tree plantation,
  • digging of wells and ponds etc.
  • to perform various cultural activities and encourage various types of games and sports,
  • to supply food grains and other essential goods,
  • welfare activities and other social welfare works for the disabled people,
  • to look after old and powerless and helpless people,
  • to do various welfare activities for the Scheduled castes and Scheduled tribes,
  • to rehabilitate the homeless peoples,
  • to impart primary,
  • social, technical,
  • vocational education,
  • adult education and non-formal education,
  • to look after agriculture and its expansion,
  • preservation of public property,
  • encouraging co-operative farming,
  • to arrange employment opportunities in industries and other areas,
  • to build the village markets and preserve them,
  • creation of different types of industries,
  • animal husbandry, fishery,
  • to establish libraries and conduct them properly,
  • revival of the fallow land,
  • to arrange adequate irrigation facilities and arranging different poverty eradication programs etc.
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