Wednesday 23 December 2020

20. Rural Development and Local Self Government


20. Rural Development and Local Self Government


A. Answer the following questions:

1. Write a short note on the changing face of villages in modern times.

2. What do you understand by Panchayati Raj?

3. Which is the lowest and highest institution of Panchayati Raj System?

4. What is the minimum and maximum number of members of a Gram/ Village Panchayat in Punjab?

5. Write any two functions of Zila Parishad.

6. What was the condition of villages during British rule?

7. Write short note on the composition of Panchayat Samiti.

8. What do you mean by Gram Sabha. What is the difference between Gram Sabha & Gram Panchayat?

9. Which is the most important function of the Panchayat Samiti?

10. What the Panchayat Samiti of your area does to improve the local environment.

B Fill in the blanks:

1. There are   states  Union Territories in India.

2. Panchayat Samiti is the institution of the Panchayati Raj.

3. The term of Gram Panchayat and Panchayat Samiti is years.

4. There are Zila Parishads in Punjab.

5. The highest institution of the Panchayati Raj is 

C. State whether following statements are Right or Wrong:

1. The Economic condition of the villages was very bad during British


2. Seats are not reserved for women in the Gram Panchayat.

3. There are District Land Officials of various department to run district

administration properly.

4. Zila Parishad is also known as Zila Panchayat.

5. Panchayat Samiti is created for 100 villages.

D. MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions):

1. What is the minimum age to contest the election of rural local self-government’s institutions.

a. 20 years

b. 22 years

c. 21 years

2. How many minimum and maximum members are directly elected by voters to a Panchayat Samiti.

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b. Panchayat


1. Write name of the Panches and Sarpanch of your village on the chart paper.

2. Draw a picture of Panchayati Ghar or Community Centre in your surrounding and colour it.

3. Prepare flower pot and plant a flower in your house or school.