Daramali Gram Panchayat , Sabarkantha district, Gujarat

Daramali Gram Panchayat in Idar block, Sabarkantha district in Gujarat has a population of about 1500. Villagers in the GP had been given exposure to various information and communication technology tools through mass internet awareness campaigns. All women in the GP are now IT literate. They use internet for learning about dairying, cooking recipes and to perform online shopping. About 1000 residents (60%) have digital lockers under the Digital India Programme. The GP has its own website and mobile app and is providing several online services like birth & death certificates, copies of land records, income certificates, community certificates, etc. Even tax collection (property, water, cleanliness, etc) is now being done online. The local residents can even submit their job applications to GP online. Students of primary school interact with govt. officials, doctors, other professionals, students of schools in Tamil Nadu state, etc., over video conferencing.

Kulsekharapuram Gram Panchayat, District Kollam, Kerala

Gram Panchayat (GP) Kulsekharapuram is situated about 70 Kilometers from the District headquarters Kollam in Kerala State. It has a total population of 49,157 with 12, 230 households spread in an area of 16.5 km2. The major contribution of the Panchayat is in taking farmers along for organic farming. This initiative has been taken with the active role of the agriculture extension officer and all the farmers have been enrolled for cultivating through prescribed organic practices. The treated seeds, bio-manure, bio-pesticides are supplied through a society promoted by the Gram Panchayat for organic food production. Kulsekharapuram GP has achieved ISO certification for total quality management. The Panchayat has made arrangements for own source revenue and channelized this revenue for creating sustainable assets and other infrastructural development. As a part of e-governance, the Panchayat has also computerized its office for providing timely services to the public.

Malumachampatti Gram Panchayat, Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu

Malumachampatti is a village located in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu State. Its geographical area is 15.79 km2, and has population of 12936. It is an urbanized village Panchayat consists of five habitations and 12 wards.

The Panchayat is open defecation free and all the households are using IHHLs/ community toilets. Western toilets for aged and physically handicapped have been introduced. It has initiated the solid and liquid waste management such as collection of garbage/ solid waste including non-biodegradable plastics, construction of drains and its regular cleaning, ensuring cleanliness in the GP, ensuring general cleanliness of streets, etc. The waste collection takes place twice a day in shifts especially by vehicles. Bio-degradable waste is collected in the green baskets and non- biodegradable waste in the red basket. Coconut waste, egg shell and fruit peel, etc., are used for generating cost effective manures and fertilizers.

Makdi Gram Panchayat, Kondagaon District, Chhattisgarh

The Panchayat is a tribal village. Serious efforts have been made by this GP towards developing its own sustainable sources of revenue and utilising the same towards the development of the Gram Panchayat. With support from block and district Panchayat, the Gram Panchayat undertook construction of shopping complex and vegetable market (mandi). The shops have been let out to women entrepreneurs at a nominal monthly rental charge.  In addition to this, ponds have been leased and similarly houses have been put on rent. Service charges for supply of piped water are also being regularly collected. The revenue collected is used to pay salaries of safai workers, cleaning of drains and other development activities. The anganwadi of the Gram Panchayat is also very well maintained and the work of different functionaries is monitored by the Gram Panchayat.

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