Panchayati Raj Class 6 Civics Chapter 5 Ncert Solutions

Class 6 Civics Chapter 5 Panchayati Raj Ncert Solutions are provided here. NCERT Intext and End Exercise questions of Class 6 Civics Chapter 5 Panchayati Raj.

Class 6 Civics Chapter 5 : Panchayati Raj

Panchayati Raj is the fifth chapter of NCERT Text book of Class 6 Civics. The end exercise and intext questions are comprised of the topics – Panchayati Raj, Gram Sabha, The Gram Panchayat, Levels of Panchayats, etc.

Chapter 5 : Panchayati Raj ( Ncert Solutions)

ChapterChapter 5 : Panchayati Raj
SubjectCivics ( Political Science )
Class 6th – ( Class VI )
Study MaterialNCERT intext and End Exercise Solutions
Total Questions 7 Questions
Text Book NameSocial and Political Life – I
[ NCERT Text Book in Civics for Class VI ]

NCERT Solutions Class 6 Civics Chapter 5 : Panchayati Raj

Ques. 1 : What problem did the villagers in Hardas village face? What did they do to solve this problem?
The problem faced problem of water. The water of the handpump had gone below the point upto which the ground had been drilled. They were not getting water in the tap. This lead to the shortage of drinking water.

In a Gram Sabha meeting , villagers found a solution of the water problem. They deepened the two hand pumps and cleaned the well. Moreover, they reach on conclusion to plant more trees and conserve the water.

Ques. 2 : What, in your opinion, is the importance of the Gram Sabha? Do you think all members should attend Gram Sabha meetings? Why?
Ans. According to me , Gram Sabha is the most important body of the Panchayati Raj System because of the following reasons –

  • The Gram Sabha is responsible for planning out strategies for the development of the village.
  • In the Gram Sabha only, all the meetings of the villagers take place for the development of village.
  • The Gram Sabha also check the wrong decisions taken by the Gram Panchayat. It checks and balances on the working of Gram Panchayat .
  • Education, Law and order, and primary health services ,etc are the responsibilities of the Gram Sabha.

According to me, all members should attend the Gram Sabha meeting because this is the only way to take part in the proceedings of various plans discussed in the meeting.

Ques. 3 : What is the link between a Gram Sabha and a Gram Panchayat?
Ans. The elected members serve as the link between the Gram Sabha and the Gram Panchayat. Gram Panchayats are the members of Gram Sabha. It is the gram sabha only which controls and approves the spending’s of money received from the government.

Ques. 4 : Take an example of any one task done by a Panchayat in your area/ nearby rural area and find out the following:
a. Why it was taken up.
b. Where the money came from.
c. Whether or not the work has been completed.
Ans. In my area , there was a need to built a community hall for the villages.

(a) It was necessary to make a community hall in the village for meetings, events, camps, etc.

(b) The money was collected as contribution from the villagers .

(c) Yes , the work is completed and the community hall has been inaugurated by the Sarpanch of our village.

Ques. 5 : What is the difference between a Gram Sabha and a Gram Panchayat?
Ans. Difference between the Gram Sabha and Gram Panchayat

Gram SabhaGram Panchayat
1. Gram Sabha consists of all adults living in an area covered by a Panchayat.1. Gram Panchayat is elected by all the members of Gram Sabha.

Ques. 6 : Read the following news item.
Nimone is a village on the Chauphula-Shirur Road. Like many others, this village has also been facing a severe water shortage for the last few months and villagers depend on tankers for all their needs. Bhagvan Mahadeo Lad (35) of this village was beaten with sticks, iron rods and axes by a group of seven men.

The incident came to light when some villagers brought a badly injured Lad to hospital for treatment. In the FIR recorded by the police Lad said that he was attacked when he insisted that the water in the tanker must be emptied into the storage tanks constructed as part of the water supply scheme by Nimone Gram Panchayat so that there would be equal distribution of water.

However, he alleged that the upper caste men were against this and told him that the tanker water was not meant for the lower castes. Adapted from Indian Express, May 1, 2004

a. Why was Bhagvan beaten?
b. Do you think that the above is a case of discrimination? Why?
Ans. (a) Bhagvan was beaten because he insisted on the tankers being emptied in the storage tank. This was against the wishes of the upper caste people in the village.

(b) This is clear case of caste – based discrimination . In this case, people from upper caste want to enjoy all the comforts. They also want to deny the lower caste people even the basic need of drinking water.

Ques. 7 : Find out more about watershed development and how it benefits an area?
Ans. Watershed Development Programme is an initiative of the government. It is done by the Non-government Organisations (NGOs). It helps in conservation of water by planting more and more trees, making bunds, canals ,etc.

Panchayati Raj FAQs

Q. What is a Gram Sabha ?

Ans. Gram Sabha is a meeting of all adults who live the area covered by a Panchayat. This could be only one village or a few villages. Anyone who is 18 years old or more and who has the right to vote is a member of the Gram Sabha.