Local democracy is built on the foundation of the triad of communities (CBOs), local government institutions (Gram Panchayats) and the administration (Government). This triangulation of demand, delivery and supply requires awareness among communities, customised service delivery by the Government and accountable supply management by the Gram Panchayats.
The CBOs promoted by state and non-governmental organisations engage actively in social and financial inclusion, livelihood activities and various other aspects of village development.
The Panchayat Raj, especially the Gram Panchayat, engage with these CBOs in planning, strategizing, sharing responsibilities and implementing different developmental and regulatory interventions.
Vashni is a part of a self-help group in her village in Madhya Pradesh. As part of a government program to encourage livelihoods, TRI was able to help her get black hens, which are of high value in the poultry industry. Demand for the local black breed, Kadaknath, has surged in recent years as it’s valued for its low-fat, high protein content as well as its medicinal properties.
Vashni Dalia Bamaniya, Sutrati village