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Government of India
Ministry of Panchayati Raj
23-November-2010 16:04 IST
Review and Strengthening of PRIs
Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Dr. C.P. Joshi today informed the Rajya Sabha that Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) implements the schemes of Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) – Capacity Building (CB) component and Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Yojana (RGSY) for supporting and strengthening the Panchayati Raj Institutions.

BRGF (CB) component is under implementation in all States except Goa whereas the RGSY scheme is under implementation in all States that are covered under Part IX of the Constitution.

All eligible States have availed grants under the BRGF (CB) component. RGSY is demand driven scheme and grants under the scheme have been availed by all eligible States. State Governments have evolved different mechanisms to review the working of the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs). MoPR carries out a review of the working of PRIs on annual basis and publishes the findings as State of Panchayat Report.

The Minister was replying to a written question on the programmes and schemes to support and strengthen Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs); the States which have implemented these programmes and whether Government has developed any mechanism to periodically review the working of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs).