FAQs

Gramarajya – Democratization and empowerment of people at the grassroots level of villages by constituting their own councils of elected representatives that are accountable and appropriate to meet the local needs, interests and preferences with powers retained with the people to recall and replace representatives to ensure performance efficiency and delivery of mandated tasks.

Sustainability – pattern of resource use through appropriate land-use skills that aim to meet human needs of the Gramarajya while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only by the present generation, but also the future generations.

Self Reliance – The ability to make decisions on identifying needs and priorities for village consumable and means for welfare systems, and use the available resources effectively to meet most those needs for the betterment of all in the Gramarajya.

Accountability – Accountability constrains the elected representatives and other office-holders in the Garmarajya to willfully deviate from their responsibilities, thus reducing corruption in their actions, decisions, and policies within the scope of the mandate given by the electors and tasks undertaken on their behalf while accepting the obligation to report, explain and answer for resulting consequences on account of their representation.

Subsidiarity – Functions that can be carried out at the Gramarajya level just as effectively as possible at that level while other levels of government should undertake only those initiatives which exceed the capacity of individuals or private groups acting independently at the level of Gramarajya. Subsidiarity assumes that humans by their nature are social beings, and therefore small and intermediate-sized communities or institutions, like the family, religious institutions, and voluntary associations, are better mediating structures to empower individual action and link the individual to society as a whole.

Empowerment – is a process through which the Gramarajya gains confidence of its power for individual or collective decision-making based on information and resources after considering a range of options to cope with the changing world and the circumstances in which one lives.