The role of Panchayats and Gram Sabhas (in Scheduled Areas) in the governance of shared natural resources builds the democratic character of our decentralised governance architecture.

FES helps Panchayats develop Gram Panchayat Development Plans (GPDP) and plan for restrictions on groundwater mining, better sanitation, and protection of grazing land. In doing so, we restore the agency of rural communities to improve collective action, democratise the functioning of local institutions, and devise institutional spaces that safeguard the interests of the poor.

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