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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench) in the matter of Keshab Ganda Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 25/04/2022. The Original Application has been filed with the allegations that construction of a gram panchayat building is ongoing on plot no.274, khata No.234 in Ichhapura village under Jharigam tehsil, Jaharigaon PS, Nabarangpur district which is the Kisam Bada jungle having area of 0.74 acres without any prior approval from the Central Government for Forest Clearance as required under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dedharota Grampanchayat Vs Member Secretary, SLEIAA, Gujarat & Others dated 11/06/2021. An application was filed against the grant of Environmental Clearance (EC) by the SEIAA, Gujarat in March 15, 20217 for a bauxite mine in village Dedhrota, tehsil Himmatnagar, district Sabarkantha, Gujarat.

Affidavit filed by the Mulanthuruthy Grama Panchayat, Ernakulam district, Kerala on pollution of Konothupuzha river which branches out as a tributary of the Thripunithura-Chambakkara Canal and joins the Vembanad lake. The Konothupuzha river traverses through a short distance of the Mulathuruthy Grama Panchayat.

This Ordinance may be called the Maharashtra Village Panchayats (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020. This Ordinance further to amend the Maharashtra Village Panchayats Act.

On April 10, 2020, the Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 was promulgated to amend the 1994 Act with respect to the appointment, qualifications, tenure and conditions of service of the State Election Commissioner in the State Election Commission.

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) initiated the Digital Village Pilot project on 31stOctober 2018 covering 700 Gram Panchyats/villages across the country under the pilot implementation which includes 33 Gram Panchayats (GP)/villages of Gujarat, one each from the 33 districts in Gujarat.

The Tamil Nadu Government’s endeavour is to provide basic amenities and infrastructure facilities, expand livelihood opportunities, improve rural connectivity, provide rural housing and enable a clean and sanitized environment in rural areas, leading to substantial improvement in the quality of life of the people.

As per information there are 662336 villages in the country. Further, out of 257816 Gram Panchayats (GPs)/ Rural Local Bodies (RLBs) across the country, 59657 are not having their own building. ‘Panchayat’ being “local government”, which is part of the State List of Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India is a State subject. Hence, providing infrastructural facilities such as Panchayat Building, electricity, computers etc are primarily the responsibility of the State.

To achieve the objective of “Housing for All” by 2022, the erstwhile rural housing scheme, Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) has been restructured into Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G) w.e.f. 1st April, 2016. Under PMAY-G, the target is construction of 2.95 crore houses by 2022. The identification of beneficiaries under PMAY-G is based on the housing deprivation parameters and exclusion criteria prescribed under Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC) 2011 after due verification by Gram Sabha and Appellate Process.

Internet is being currently accessed mainly through mobile wireless technologies, which at present cover more than 95% of the population of the country.