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The publication aims to assist elected representatives and government functionaries in developing and promoting sanitary habits in the villages. It guides them on how to keep their village clean, end open defecation, manage liquid and solid waste in an eco-friendly manner and pay attention to hygiene in schools, anganwadis and public places.

Planning for drinking water security in the Gram Panchayat, which includes measures for conservation, protection and augmentation of sources, quality surveillance and operations and maintenance, would help overcome drinking water scarcity and improve the health status of the people.

The Water Initiative Odisha (WIO) has said the Super Thermal Power Plant (STPP) being set up by the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) at Lara on the Chhattisgarh-Odisha border would

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Gram Panchayat, Khalilpur Vs State of Haryana & Ors dated 26/09/2014 on the issue of sewage being discharged near the Village Khalilpur, Haryana.

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The Punjab Government has identified eco-friendly techniques to rejuvenate 1,829 ponds in 1,333 gram panchayats across the State.

Amendment of Schedule I of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005.

Land meant for Coca-Cola plant should be returned to panchayat, says HC.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Mithlesh Bai Patel Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Ors. dated 26/03/2014. This Application has been filed by one, Smt. Mithlesh Bai Patel who claims that she is an elected Sarpanch of Village Pratappur, Tehsil Siroha, District Jabalpur and she is filing this Application in larger public interest on behalf of the villagers of Pratappur. She says that she is challenging the order dated 15th May, 2013 in Reference No.

The Ministry, with the assistance of Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), has put together a second volume of Compendium of Best Practices on Rural Sanitation titled ‘Pathway to Success’.

Union Minister for Panchayati Raj and Tribal Welfare V. Kishore Chandra Deo on Tuesday said the decisions of gram sabhas were important for recognition of forest rights.