Unprecedented Public Participation in Gram Sabhas

 

Unprecedented public participation was seen in Gram Sabhas organised on Mahatma Gandhi’s Birth Anniversary on 2nd October in Gram Panchayats across the country, in partnership with States and Local Governments as part of the Gram Samridhi Evam Swachta Pakhwada (Village Well-being and Cleanliness fortnight) from 1-15 October, 2017.

Children conducted Prabhat Pheris in the morning to encourage all the adults of the village to attend Gram Sabhas.  Women Self Help Groups, of whom there are more than five crore members across the country, participated in full strength in the Gram Sabhas.  Elected representatives of Panchayats provided full details and disclosure of all the programmes being implemented in the Gram Panchayats and the money being spent on these interventions.