73rd amendment in the Constitution of India gave enormous power and responsibility to the grassroot governance institutions of rural areas. Panchayats have the responsibility of governing rural areas and ensuring the welfare of rural communities. There have been increased resources devolved to the Panchayats in recent decades. Traditionally, AKRSP(I) has promoted large numbers of community-based organisations (CBOs) in villages. Community leaders of these CBOs can play an important role in improving the functioning of grassroot governance institutions.