question_answer4) Take an example of any one task done by a Panchayat in your area,nearby rural area and find out the following : (a) Why it was taken up? (b) Where the money came from? (c) Whether or not the work has been completed?View Answer play_arrow
question_answer6) Read the following news item. Nimone is a village on the Chauphula-Shirur Road. Like many others, this village has also been facing a severe water shortage,or the last few months and villagers depend on tankers for all their needs. Bhagvan Mahadeo Lad (35) of this village was beaten with sticks, iron rods and axes by a group of seven men. The incident came to light when some villagers brought a badly injured Lad to hospital for treatment. In the FIR recorded by the police Lad said that he was attacked when he insisted that the water in the tanker must be emptied into the storage tanks constructed as part of the water supply scheme by Nimone Gram Panchayat so that there would be equal distribution of water. However, he alleged that the upper caste men were against this and told him that the tanker water was not meant for the lower castes. Adapted from Indian Express, May 1, 2004 (a) Why was Bhagvan beaten? (b) Do you think that the above is a case of discrimination? Why?View Answer play_arrow
question_answer11) 2. Why do you think Soorajmal kept quiet even though Saroj asked him to speak? 3. Have you seen any similar incidents when people are unable to speak for themselves? Why do you think that happened and what prevented the person from speaking? 4. How can the Gram Sabha prevent the Panchayat from doing what it likes?View Answer play_arrow
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