Panchayat E-magazine: Emerging perspectives Emagazine
Date : November – December 2014
The special issue on the efficacy of panchayati raj systems (G’nY November-December 2014) in India provides valuable insights into new areas of development and progress. It is a heartening research document that has a wide range of invaluable articles highlighting the positives, alongside the challenges our unique grassroots system throws up. The features range from a dialogue on panchayat revenues by Manish Gupta, and social audit by George Mathew, to education and disaster management by the panchayat contributed by Tanu Shikha Arya and Mahi Pal. Nupur Tiwari and N Sivanna have succinctly presented women leadership in the panchayati raj institutions and shortfalls therein. The wholesomeness of the issue is in its digitization sections, which carries lead articles by Avtar Singh Sahota and Nirmala Buch. The second section comprises of case studies from different places, the foremost being a case study of the success of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Andhra Pradesh. Others include area profiles of Sikkim, Haryana, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. Apart from the features by scientists, a special career section on rural development courses has been added especially for students.