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Panchayat Participation in Integrated Child Development Services Programme in District Budgam of Kashmir, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Social Work, University of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (5), Pages 25-28, May,14 (2014)


It is an unquestionable fact that decentralization is a key to strong democracy and positive socio-economic change of Indian society. 73rd constitutional amendment was an attempt to good governance which could give political freedom to various underprivileged section of the society like schedule caste, schedule tribes and more particularly women. Moreover Panchayati Raj institutions have always proved means of good governance. At the grass root level Panchayat members can contribute in the effective functioning of the ICDS programme. In this context this paper aims at to know the extent of participation / awareness of ICDS services among Panchyat leaders and to analyze their participation in the ICDS Programme. Sample of the study comprised of Sarpanch/ Panch and president of Mahila Mandal. Sample constituted of 12 respondents which were selected by systematic random sampling technique. Data was collected through administration of interview schedule and observation


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