Policy note of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department-2020-2021

The Tamil Nadu Government’s endeavour is to provide basic amenities and infrastructure facilities, expand livelihood opportunities, improve rural connectivity, provide rural housing and enable a clean and sanitized environment in rural areas, leading to substantial improvement in the quality of life of the people. Rural Development occupies one of the highest priorities of this Government, since the development of rural areas is indispensable for the overall development of the State. Never before has Tamil Nadu witnessed such huge investment of funds and introduction of several path-breaking schemes for the comprehensive development of rural areas in the past nine years. There are 12,525 Village Panchayats consisting of 79,394 habitations in the State spread across 36 rural Districts. The Village Panchayat President is the Executive Authority of the Village Panchayat. Every Village panchayat unless dissolved shall continue for 5 years from the date of its first meeting after each ordinary election. During 2020, a new village panchayat namely, Karuveppilaipalayam Village Panchayat has been created in Thiruvennainallur Panchayat Union of Villupuram District.