The Beacon Panchayats How and Why

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Concept:
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The exposure visits to Beacon Panchayats is Good
Learning, Experience Sharing
Process:
 Organized workshop with ETC Faculty and APARD for
exposure visit to Beacon Panchayats in the year 2009-10
 In view of large number of Trainees/Participants viz. PRI
Elected Representatives visit to Beacon Panchayats, the
work was entrusted to the Extension Training Centres of
the APARD.
 ETC Principals obtained best Gram Panchayats list from
the District Panchayat Officers in the State.
 The Commissioner, APARD decided to send them to
other States viz. Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu to
make exposure visits on best practices adopted for
development of Gram Panchayats.
 Letter
was addressed to the Director, Kerala
Institutions of Local Administration and Director
General, YASHADA and other SIRDs in the Country
for their consent to organize exposure cum training
programme.
 Letter was addressed to the Sarpanch, Hivare
Bazar and Ralegam Siddi of Ahmadnagar District
of Maharasthra for their consent to provide
Boarding and Lodging etc.
 The Institutions addressed for Exposure Visit have
responded and submitted the estimated budget
cost of Study Tour (copies enclosed).
 The Best Gram Panchayat Sarpanches and MPPs of
various district proposed for Exposure Visit have been
called to Extension Training Centre concerned for 2
day Workshop and out side the State 4 to 6 days.
Participants were briefed at ETC/District level on
parameters of best Gram Panchayat and asked them to
observe during the visit.
PARAMETERS for best Gram
Panchayat
 100% Tax Collection
 Management and Utilization of Natural Resources
 Sanitation
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and
Drinking
Water
supply
and
maintenance
Implementation of Developmental Programmes
Gram Sabha Importance in decision making
Selection of Beneficiaries in Gram Sabha
Health, Education and Income Generation Sources
Best Practices adopted in the Beacon Panchayats
Use of Community Mobilization Tools
 The team consisting of 40 members including ETC
Faculties
 Transportation for this programme arranged by
Train/AP Tourism/APSRTC Buses
 ETC Principals obtained best Mandal Presidents list
form CEOs and preference was given to SC/ST/Women
Panchayat Raj Elected Representatives
 Journey commenced for this exposure tour from the
District Head Quarters and Mandal Head Quarters to
the nearest Railway Stations.
Exposure Visits and study tours
NO OF
CATEGORY OF PARTICIP
PARTICIPANTS ANTS
LOCATION WHERE EXPOSURE VISIT WAS DONE
Sarpanches and
Mandal
Presidents
2027
Hiwre Bazar, Ralegaon Siddi, Shiridi , Ahmednagar
Tuljapur in Maharasthra State
Adath GP, Thakaid GP in Trisur District
Tekkampura GP
Punayarkulam GP in Trisur District,
Vadakancheri GP
Puddodu GP in Trisur District,
Mullan Punnathkav
Thaikaid in Trisur District,
Avanur, Kadapuram in Trisur District, Kerala
Hinkel & Bogadi Gram Panchayat, Mysore Block &
District , Karnataka State
Sagare of Mysore District
Basara,Nizambad, District
Odenthurai Gram Panchayat, Karmadai Block & District,
Tamilnadu State
Magode & Kungil Gram Panchayats, Madekeri Block,
Kodungu District, Karnataka State
NO. OF
DAYS OF
VISIT
6
ETC wise particulars of Beacon Panchayats
visit in the Year 2010-11
Feedback:
 Impact of the exposure visit have been taken at
ETCs/District Head Quarters through
Training Managers from the Participants.
District
Conclusion:
 The entire exposure visit was documented in Print and
Visual Mode
 Now there is high demand from Sarpanches of
Ramachandrapuram in Karimnagar, Gangadevapalli
and Anantaram of Warangal District and Mandal
Parishad Presidents from Guntur, Karimnagar, East
Godavari, Prakasam, Chittoor for this exposure visit.
www.apard.gov.in

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