The Vice President also said that govt has taken various steps to strengthen panchayati raj institutions. He said that, the Panchayats are vested with powers to raise their own resources by increasing taxes. He noted that t he Panchayats are also now empowered to conduct audit of schemes like ICDS and PMAY to improve the quality of delivery.
Vice President said that with dilution of Article 370, the Panchayats would now become more dynamic. He added that the financial power of Panchayats has also been increased by 10 times enhancing their financial powers up to Rs one lakh.