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Local Governance

A State-Society conversation...

Just like the way we tend to see the inter connectivity & relationship between various life forms in Organic cultivation, we need to have a critical look and assess the current state of relationship between our own State and the Society & all the connecting nodes within this entire spectrum.

From dynastic to the democratic model, the hierarchical pyramid disseminating Authority & governance/control hasn't changed. Its just that in the recent times, the lower level nodes has lost its relevance/control due to lack of awareness & participation.

The local governments role has eroded in the recent years due to public apathy (arising out of lack of advocacy). In spite of the fact that 25 years has passed since the constitutional amendments 73 and 74 has been ratified, adding the third leg (the local government) to the Indian federal Polity, its implementation has been a story of complete neglect. The importance of district an…

Role of Public Institutions

This Post by Sri Devesh Kapur summarizes many things in the society today:

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/interview/weak-public-institutions-best-way-to-ensure-social-injustice/article19359850.ece

And the best of all is the title of the article - ‘Weak public institutions best way to ensure social injustice’ :-)