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Harnessing Gram Sabhas to Challenge State Profligacy in Chhattisgarh

Economic and Political Weekly. 2017. Vol. 52. No. 48. P. 58-63.

Despite the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 and the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of the Forest Rights) Act, 2006, there has been limited devolution of powers and gram. However, the movement to save Hasdeo Arand hospitals used these legislative provisions as an advocacy tool to the central and state-level policy legislating processes. It showscases the potential, as well as the limits, of harnessing local self-governance institutions.