For sustainable economic and social development to take place in any country, it is necessary that people participate in the political process. The process of participation is complexand it is by no means clear that it is comprehensively inclusive. By this, we mean that it is not possible to assume that all sections of the population take part effectively in the political and democratic processes of society. There are many reasons why people may not participatefrom apathy to a sense of helplessness. Women are one side of a coin, half in every respect, then why not in power? The paper discuss, the effect after Indian constitution provided women resevation for women in local government elections in mid 90s. In first one decade more than one million women took active part in Indian local politics and have shown their ability in political management.
Keywords: decentralisation, women empowerment, Panchayati Raj Institute
JEL Classification: J16
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