The 73rd constitutional amendment transferred great amounts of governance responsibility to local governing bodies i.e. Gram Panchayats and Gram Sabhas. The amount of resources transferred to these institutions under the 14th finance commission are immense. If planned and implemented better these resources can be critical in development of rural areas of India. There are several challenges in achieving full potential of these decentralised governance institutions, some of these are:
Goat rearing is practiced at large scale in Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Generally most marginalized communities are engaged in this activity. AKRSP(I)'s goat rearing program has several key interventions leading to quantum jump in productivity and income levels.
Objectives of Governance Initiative
The strategy of the programme is to bring three key stakeholders - citizens, Panchayats and government administration on one platform, and to establish a smooth communication's information flow, data, execution action, results etc. among all these stakeholders. Our approach is to work with both the demand side as well with the supply side for improvement in overall governance system