Sensitise Panchayat election candidate on Environment & Disaster management
  • Petitioned Provision in State Panchayati Raj Act on Environment & Disaster Management

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Provision in State Panchayati Raj Act on Environment & Disaster Management

Sensitise Panchayat election candidate on Environment & Disaster management

    1. Suresh Mariaselvam
    2. Petition by

      Suresh Mariaselvam

      Madras, India

Environment protection and Disaster management are governance issues that are both vital and complex, for which a system requires innovative and fundamental thinking. But these issues have not been adequately addressed from institutional point of view, particularly identifying institutional apparatus to protect the natural resources and manage disaster at the local and community level. In view of this, Panchayats as a constitutional grassroots unit of governance in India can play a prominent role in protecting natural resources and managing disasters at the local level. Moreover, they can be an effective institutional arrangement to deal appropriately with the emergency responses within its jurisdiction. Panchayats can certainly strive to manage disasters efficiently because of its proximity, localness and participation of the local community.with the available resources. Local body elections are approaching in many states and the political parties must choose their candidates with a focus on development issues in general and on environment protection and disaster management in specific since these strategies will reduce economic vulnerability and strengthen the community resilience.

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    • Nalini keshavaraj CHENNAI ,, INDIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am equally concerned!

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    • michael hubert CHENNAI, INDIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      yes , personally affected by the disasters and it would be wonderful the panhyat raj does program with Ngos like us under the leadership of mr. suresh

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    • Dipankar Dasgupta KOLKATA, INDIA
      • about 3 years ago

      I have worked on the same issue with the Panchayats for a long time & it needs to be incorporated into as one of the main functions of the Panchayat

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    • Sandip Sen GHAZIABAD, INDIA
      • about 3 years ago

      The village level is the most affected by issues like deforestation and drying up of water bodies.

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    • geeta menon BANGALORE, KS
      • about 3 years ago

      panchayat closest governance body,where people can reach,can easily demand accountability from the government.Monitoring,participation by the people can take place,and basic democratic tenets preserved.....

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