The Story of Indian Democracy

The Story of Indian Democracy

Question

Discuss in a paragraph the social welfare responsibilities of the Panchayats.

Answer

Social Responsibilities of the Panchayats:

Social welfare responsibilities of the Panchayats include the maintenance of burning and burial grounds, recording statistics of births and deaths, establishment of child welfare and maternity centres, control of cattle pounds, propagation of family planing and promotion of agriculture activities. The development activities include the constructions of roads, public buildings, wells, tanks and schools. They also promote small cottage industries and take care of minor irrigation works. Many government schemes like the Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) and Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) are monitored by members of the panchayat.

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