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Panchayat Raj was inaugurated on 2nd October, 1959 in India at
1. Rajasthan
2. Maharashtra
3. Madhya Pradesh
4. Gujarat

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Rajasthan

The correct answer is Rajasthan.

  • Rajasthan was the first state in the country where the Panchayati Raj system was implemented.
  • This scheme was inaugurated by late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on October 2, 1959, in Nagaur district.
  • This scheme was later on implemented in Andhra Pradesh in 1959 itself.
  • National Panchayati Raj Diwas (Day) is celebrated every year in India on 24th April. 

  • The reason for celebrating Panchayati Raj day is the 73rd Constitution Amendment Act, 1992.
  • The passing of the 73rd Constitution Amendment Act, 1992 came into force with effect from 24 April 1993.  
  • Schedule 11 contains 29 subjects.
  • This schedule covers important topics such as Panchayat's powers, rural development, poverty alleviation, market, roads and drinking water, etc.

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