Himachal units norms for brand spanking new panchayats

Tribune News Service

Shimla, August 19

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has authorised the factors for creating new gram panchayats. Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Virender Kanwar stated in non-tribal areas panchayats can be carved out from panchayats with a minimal inhabitants of two,000, having 500 or extra households and with the farthest village from the gram sabha headquarters 5 km or extra away. This can be topic to the situation that the minimal inhabitants earlier than and after bifurcation is 600.

In tribal areas, the brand new gram panchayats can be created from panchayats with a inhabitants of 750 or extra, supplied the minimal inhabitants of the present and new panchayat is 300. The minister stated about 220 gram panchayats in non-tribal areas and eight in tribal areas fulfilled the authorised standards.

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