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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 6, Issue 10, Part H (2020)

Measuring qualitative participation of weaker sections in Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs) of India: The case of Bihar

Author(s)
Dr. Pradip Kumar Jha
Abstract
The study attempts to measure qualitative participation of weaker sections in the ensured quantitative representation in Panchayati Raj. Using survey data from four districts of Bihar, it finds that both male and female representatives take the constitutionally mandated institutional innovation positively. It finds that female representatives are relative political outsiders and lack informational resources, as compared to male representatives. Despite limitations, more female representatives consider that PRIs as an agency of social change and empowerment of weaker sections. Indeed, quantitative reservations have had a significant positive impact on the qualitative participation of weaker sections in Panchayats though the importance of capacity building is highlighted.
Pages: 486-492  |  165 Views  6 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Pradip Kumar Jha. Measuring qualitative participation of weaker sections in Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs) of India: The case of Bihar. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(10):486-492.
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