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National Panchayati Raj Day 2024

National Panchayati Raj Day 2024:

The National Colloquium on “Governance at the Grassroots after Three Decades of the 73rd Constitutional Amendment” was inaugurated in New Delhi to mark National Panchayati Raj Day 2024.

  • The event will honour the best panchayats with awards for their efforts in improving the lives of rural households.
  • The Ministry of Panchayati Raj in India observes 24th April as National Panchayati Raj Day each year.
  • The 73rd Amendment Act of 1992 which gave constitutional status to Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and improved local self-governance in India was enacted on this day.
  • India’s three-tiered (Gram Panchayat, Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad) administrative structure is known as the Panchayati Raj system, it aims to bring about improvement at the grassroots level in rural areas.
  • It is important for achieving inclusive growth and addressing issues like climate change and rural-to-urban migration