India’s first ‘Balika Panchayat’ constituted in five villages of Gujarat – India’s first-ever, ‘Balika Panchayat’, has started in five villages of Gujarat’s Kutch district. ‘Balika Panchayat’ aims to promote the social and political development of the girls and ensure their active participation in politics.
- ‘Balika Panchayat’ has started in Kunaria, Maska, Motagua, and Vadsar villages of the Kutch district and the initiative was taken by the Women and Child Development Welfare Department of the Gujarat Government under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign.
- “Balika Panchayat” is managed by people in the 11-21 age group.
- The main purpose of it is to promote the social and political development of the girl child and to remove the evil practices from the society such as child marriage, and the dowry system.
- In Balika panchayat, the member will be nominated just like Gram panchayat.
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