Panchayati Raj is an executive body. The work of the Gram Panchayat has to be approved by the Gram Sabha. The Gram Panchayat is answerable to the Gram Sabha. What happens after people elect their representatives? How are decisions made? Look at how this takes place in rural areas from Chapter 5 of CBSE Class 6 Civics.NCERT Solutions For Class 6 Civics Social Science Chapter 5
The Chapter discusses Gram Sabha, where people directly participate and seek answers from their elected representatives.
NCERT Solutions For Class 6 Civics Social Science Chapter 5 Panchayati Raj
Questions Page No 48
1. What problem did the villagers in Hardas village face? What did they do to solve this problem?
Water problems had become very acute. The hand pump water has gone well below the point, up to which the ground has been drilled. They hardly got any water in the taps. Women have to walk 3 Km to get the water from the Suru river. They were planning to go ahead with watershed development.
2. What, in your opinion, is the importance of the Gram Sabha? Do you think all members should attend Gram Sabha meetings? Why?
Gram Sabha is of great importance because they elect the gram panchayat members. They keep a check on the activities of gram panchayat, so that funds are utilised in the right way and to make sure that all problems and solutions are discussed and solved in the right manner, at the right time.
All members should attend the meetings. If not, the few people will not be able to find any solutions for the problems. When all the members are present, any wrongdoings of the gram panchayat can also be taken care of.
3. What is the link between a Gram Sabha and a Gram Panchayat?
Gram panchayat members are elected by the gram sabha. The gram panchayat is answerable to the gram sabha. Gram sabha can keep a check on the activities of members of the gram panchayat.
4. Take an example of any one task done by a Panchayat in your area/nearby rural area and find out the following.
a)Why it was taken up
b) Where the money came from
c) Whether or not the work has been completed.
Students need to do this task keeping in mind the respective areas where they live.
5. What is the difference between a Gram Sabha and a Gram Panchayat?
All members of gram panchayat are elected by members of the gram sabha. All adults above the age of 18 years are members of the gram sabha.
6. Read the following news item.
Nimone is a village on the Chaufula-Shirur Road. Like many others, this village has also been facing a severe water shortage for the last few months and villagers depend on tankers for all their needs. Bhagvan Mahadeo Lad (35) of this village was beaten with sticks, iron rods and axes by a group of seven men. The incident came to light when some villagers brought a badly injured lad to the hospital for treatment. The FIR recorded by the police said that he was attacked when he insisted that the water in the tanker must be emptied into the storage tanks. The storage tanks were constructed as part of the water supply scheme by Nimone Gram Panchayat so that there would be equal distribution of water. However, he alleged that the upper caste men were against this and told him that the tanker water was not meant for the lower castes.
Adapted from Indian Express, May 1, 2004
a. Why was Bhagvan beaten?
He wanted the tanker water to be emptied into the storage tanks, as a part of the water supply scheme by Nimone Gram Panchayat.
b. Do you think that the above is a case of discrimination? Why?
It was a clear case of caste discrimination, as he was beaten up by people belonging to an upper caste, who insisted that lower caste people did not have the rights over the tanker water.
7. Find out more about watershed development and how it benefits an area?
Watershed development helps conserve water and it recharges the water in an area. It can even transform the landscape of a place from a barren land to a green meadow, in a couple of years.
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