Bhopal, September 3, 2019 (Muslim Saleem): Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Kamleshwar Patel has said that empowerment of Panchayat Raj institutions is a priority of the state government. Panchayats are the first step of the democratic system. He said this during a discussion with the Panchayat Raj representatives who came to express their gratitude to the state government at the Mantralaya.
Minister Shri Patel said that the state government has first of all increased the self-discretionary quota of the Panchayat Raj representatives. He informed that action is also being taken to limit the delay of long pending panchayats.
The delegation included President of District Panchayat Bhopal Shri Manmohan Nagar, President of District Panchayat Sehore Smt. Urmila Maratha, President of District Panchayat Panna Shri Ravi Raj Yadav besides a large number Panchayat representatives.