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Write about the reservations in Gram Panchayats.

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Earlier it was difficult for women to get elected as ward members or a sarpanch. There is no representation for women even though they are 50% of the population. In parliament, it was decided that at least 1/3rd of all panchayat ward members and sarpanches will be reserved for them. Only women have to contest for those seats. In our state reservation to women extended to 50%. 

Similarly, reservations are provided for SC/ST/BCs also. Panchayats function as representative institutions of all people in the rural areas.

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