The Minister of State for Panchayat Raj, Upendra Kushwaha said that the government is attempting to make the Panchayat Raj Institutions more powerful. “We are trying to give more and more powers to panchayat raj institutions.” Mr. Kushwaha said in the Loksabha.
He openly admitted the widespread corruption in the grass root system. “There is corruption in the Panchayat Raj and money is being looted. We are trying to monitor the situation.” Upendra Kushwaha added.
The minister also mentioned that the list of backward districts to be decided by the Planning Commission. Central government distribute grants depending on the list of the Planning Commission.