In an information packed media landscape which churns out news and entertainment 24 hours, seven days of the week, it is difficult to find the real pulse of rural India with its promises as well as failures. It is in this context that the Kerala Government in association with Thiruvananthapuram Doordarshan has initiated a very unique and one of its kind developmental programme titled Green Kerala Express: the first social reality show in Indian television history to select the best panchayat in Kerala which has developed sustainable development models.
Is every elected woman representative in the panchayat a puppet, or is she an Indira Gandhi in the making? As a new survey reiterates, this is the wrong question, says Niraja Gopal Jayal in The Indian Express. Photo courtesy, www.thp.org
Please refer attachments for results.
One Attachment shows results in 1998, 2003, and 2008 compared seatwise, while the other attachment shows results for 2008 alone.