Panchayats Institution functions at the Village, Intermediate, Block and District level. There are approximately 2, 34, 030 Gram Panchayats at the village level, 6,053 Janapad Panchayats at the Block Level and 535 Zilla Panchayat at the district level. There are more than 31 lakh elected representatives at all three tiers.
Chhattisgarh came into being on 1 November 2000 when Madhya Pradesh was divided into two states. It operates a three-tier Panchayat System, which is intended to bring government closer to the people. Chhattisgarh has 9,820 Gram Panchayat at the village level, 146 Janapad Panchayat at the intermediate level (Block) and 16 Zilla Panchayat at the district level.
Chhattisgarh being a newly created state, the purposeful endeavors of the Government are aimed at the Social, Economic and Political upliftmen of the rural people .Rural development in Chhattisgarh is concerned with the economic Growth, Social justice and Improvement in the living standards of the rural people by deploying an efficient delivery mechanism to provide adequate quality services and essential minimum needs.
Cite this article:
B.K. Mahakul. Panchayati Raj Institutions in Rural Development: A Study of Chhattisgarh. Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences 2(3): July-Sept., 2014; Page 175-179.