In 1993 the National Parliament in India passed the 73rd and the 74th amendments related to establishment of local governments in rural and urban areas, respectively. These amendments contained some provisions that were mandatory and others of a discretionary nature. This report discusses the implementation of the 73rd Amendment in the two states of MP and Orissa.
Dasgupta, N.; Marter, A. Panchayat Raj Institutions and Local Development in Madhya Pradesh and Orissa, India:Synthesis of Findings and Recommendations. Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, UK (2003) 41 pp. [NRI Report No: 2716]