The concept of inclusive and sustainable development is growing rapidly in the world. This concept is already prevalent in the village society in India. The Panchayati system in the village is the best example. The Constitution of India gave it constitutional recognition by the 73rd amendment. Today Panchayat network is spread all over India.
Panchayat play very a significant role in development of primary education, rural healthcare, agricultural, women and child development and women participation in local government. One third seats are reserved for women in Panchayat.
All the voters of the village are members of the Gram Sabha, they are involved in the policy decision of the villages Panchayat. The Constitution has given 29 subjects to the villages in Article 11, which includes all the major subjects of the village.
Thus, Panchayat is the biggest example of decentralization of power in the country and model of participatory development. SES are focusing training of Panchayat representative, meetings of Gram Sabha, village development plan, resource mapping of village, skill development of women and youth of the Panchayat. We are working with more than 100 Panchayats in eastern Uttar Pradesh.