Gram panchayat


Basic village-governing institute in Indian villages.

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Decision-maker, elected by the village-level constitutional body of local self-government called the Gram Sabha (village government) in India.

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The Sarpanch, together with other elected panchayat members (referred to as ward panch), constitute gram panchayats and zilla panchayats.

Panchayati raj in India

System of local self-government of villages in rural India as opposed to urban and suburban municipalities.

Muhamma Panchayat office, Kerala
Open Panchayat near Narsingarh, Madhya Pradesh
Elected panchayat president in kottayam.

The modern Panchayati Raj and its Gram Panchayats are not to be confused with the extra-constitutional Khap Panchayats found in parts of western Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

Gadchiroli district

Administrative district in Maharashtra, India.

Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary

There are 557 gram panchayats (village councils) and 1,688 Revenue Villages.


Maharashtra (, abbr.

Late Harappa figure from Daimabad hoard, Indus Valley Civilization
2nd century BCE Karla Caves are a group of Buddhist caves near Lonavala
Bibi Ka Maqbara, a replica of the Taj Mahal, was built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb
Statue of Shivaji opposite Gateway of India in South Mumbai
The Bombay-Poona Mail Train of the GIPR company in 1907
Dried up the Godavari at Puntamba, Ahmadnagar district after a poor Monsoon
A Bengal tiger in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
Divisions of Maharashtra, along with their respective districts (With Palghar district formed in 2014 from the northern part of Thane district)
Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai. Hinduism is the dominant religion in Maharashtra
Mantralaya or administrative headquarters of Maharashtra state government in South Mumbai
The Bombay High Court, one of the oldest high courts in India
Mumbai is a major contributor to the economy of Maharashtra
Freshly grown sugarcane, agriculture is the second leading occupation in Maharashtra
Mumbai–Nashik Expressway
Students at a state-run primary school in Raigad district.
Founded in 1887, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) is one of the oldest engineering colleges in Asia
Situated in Pune, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune was established in 1948 after the Indian independence.
Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (Agricultural University) at Akola
A Primary Healthcare center in the village of Amboli in Pune district
Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station, the state's power production source
Maharashtrian Veg Thali
Misal Paav, a popular dish from Maharashtra
A Girl and a Woman dressed in traditional Maharashtrian Nauvari lugada (nine-yard sari)
Lavani performance
Playwright Vijay Tendulkar
P L Deshpande (in center), one of the most popular authors in Marathi language
Times of India building in Mumbai
Children playing cricket in a farm outside the village of Chinawal in Jalgaon.
Night-time skyline of Downtown Mumbai at Nariman Point
Ganeshotsav festival in Pune
Khandoba mandir of Lord Khandoba in Jejuri
Venna Lake at Mahabaleshwar
Indian Tigers at Tadoba Tiger reserve
Pandharpur, a Hindu pilgrimage centre in the state

Talukas are intermediate level panchayat between the Zilla Parishad (district councils) at the district level and gram panchayat (village councils) at the lower level.

Shahapur, Karnataka

City and taluka headquarter located in the Yadgir district of Indian state of Karnataka.

Shahapur Taluk Zilla Panchayat Map before creation of Wadgera Taluk
Shahapur Taluk Zilla Panchayat Map before creation of Wadgera Taluk
Sleeping Buddha in Shahapur, Karnataka

The Shahpur Taluka contains thirty-seven panchayat villages:

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu (, abbr.

Keeladi, a Sangam Era Excavation Site, Sangam period
The Chola Empire at its greatest extent, during the reign of Rajendra Chola I in 1030
Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal at Madurai
Fort Dansborg at Tharangambadi built by the Danish
Thiruvilliputhur Andal Temple Gopuram has been adopted as the official Seal of Tamil Nadu.
Topographic map of Tamil Nadu
Western Ghats traverse along the western border of Tamil Nadu
Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve has the largest elephant population in India.
Madras High Court, Chennai
Districts of Tamil Nadu
Fort St. George hosts the Chief Secretariat of the government of Tamil Nadu.
Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health in Velankanni is a popular Christian pilgrimage site.
Asia's first Genderqueer Pride parade in Madurai with Anjali Gopalan and Gopi Shankar Madurai (2012)
Children in an elementary school in Mayiladuthurai
Agricultural farm in Nagapattinam
Agriculture forms a major portion of the state's economy.
Kanchipuram hand loom silk sarees
TIDEL Park Coimbatore; Coimbatore is one of the leading IT/ITS centers in India.
A view of the NH 544 expressway between Coimbatore and Salem in Tamil Nadu
Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station, one of India's major railway stations
Chennai International Airport, one of India's major international airports.
V.O. Chidambaranar Port Authority in Thoothukudi, one of India's major seaports
Wind farm in Muppandal and Aralvaimozhi region near Nagercoil
Kamuthi Solar Power Project
Seventh century paintings in the Sittanavasal Cave, Pudukottai
Jallikattu – A traditional sport conducted as a part of Pongal celebrations
Man riding an elephant in a Pongal Festival Parade in Namakkal
M. S. Subbulakshmi was the first musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor.
M. G. Ramachandran, was the first actor turned chief minister in India. He has been awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway has been described as an essential experience of the Western Ghats.
Kallanai or Grand Anicut, an ancient dam built on the Kaveri River in Thanjavur district by Karikala Chola around the 2nd century CE<ref>{{cite news |title=Flowing waters for fertile fields |url= |newspaper=The Hindu |date=29 August 2011 |location=India |first=M. |last=Balaganessin |archive-url= |archive-date=17 July 2012 |url-status=dead}}</ref><ref name="kallanai_googlebook">{{cite book |last=Singh |first=Vijay P. |author2=Ram Narayan Yadava |title=Water Resources System Operation: Proceedings of the International Conference on Water and Environment |publisher=Allied Publishers |year=2003 |url= |isbn=978-81-7764-548-4 |page=508}}</ref><ref name="kallanai_oldest">{{cite web |url= |title=This is the oldest stone water-diversion or water-regulator structure in the world |access-date=27 May 2007 |archive-url= |archive-date=6 February 2007}}</ref><ref>{{cite encyclopedia |url= |title=Cauvery River – Britannica Online Encyclopedia | |access-date=23 September 2013 |archive-url= |archive-date=26 July 2008 |url-status=live}}</ref>
Shore Temple built by the Pallavas at Mamallapuram during the 8th century, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Vettuvan Koil, the unfinished temple is believed to have been built during the 8th century by Pandyas in Kalugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi district.
The granite gopuram (tower) of Brihadisvara Temple, 1010 CE
Airavatesvara Temple built by Rajaraja Chola II in the 12th century CE
The pyramidal structure above the sanctum at Brihadisvara Temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Brihadisvara Temple Entrance Gopurams at Thanjavur
Ravichandran Ashwin – Cricket
Dinesh Karthik – Cricket
Adam Sinclair – Field hockey
Viswanathan Anand – Chess
P. V. Nandhidhaa – Chess Woman Grandmaster
Ramkumar Ramanathan – Tennis
Raj Bharath – Motorsport
Mariyappan Thangavelu (left most) – High jump
Mahesh Bhupathi – Tennis
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16,564 Revenue villages (Village Panchayat) are the primary grassroots level administrative units which in turn might include many villages and administered by a Village Administrative Officer (VAO), many of which form a Revenue Block.

Thoothukudi district

One of the 38 districts of Tamil Nadu state in southern India.

The Madras Presidency in 1913

The district has one municipal corporation: Thoothukudi; three municipalities: Kayalpattinam, Kovilpatti and Tiruchendur; eighteen town panchayats: Alwarthirunagiri, Arumuganeri, Athur, Eral, Ettayapuram, Kadambur, Kalugumalai, Kanam, Kayatharu, Nazerath, Perungulam, Sathankulam, Sayapuram, Srivaikuntam, Thenthiruperai, Udangudi, V. Pudur and Vilathikulam and 403 panchayat villages.

Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy

Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy (16 August 1920 &ndash; 27 September 2001) served as the chief minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh in 1983 and then from 1992 to 1994.

He began his involvement in politics at Nandyal gram panchayat and eventually became involved in the national level.

Ward (electoral subdivision)

Local authority area, typically used for electoral purposes.

The Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan in New York City

The smallest administrative unit of Gram Panchayats in India is also known as a ward.


City in Khammam district of the Indian state of Telangana.

Munneru river in Khammam
Khammam IT Hub
Entrance to Khammam Bus Station
Entrance to Khammam Station

On 19 October 2012 Khammam municipality was announced as a Municipal Corporation, with a further 9 gram panchayats added around it which developed in business with the town.