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Childhood in Rajgarh-Too Young for Wedlock, Too Old for the Cradle

lower tiers of local government. This is because the state government is an interested party. Under Article 243-1, the governor of each state has to constitute State Finance Commissions. This, together with Article 243-Y, deals with these matters at the local government level. How has this been practised in the various slates? Do the arguments above apply in principle also to the states? If yes, how should zillapanchayats and nagarpalikas be consulted? Should inter- district councils be set up? Each state will have to ponder on such issues at its own level and come up with institutional innovations. There may be many ways of dealing with these questions. We cannot expect unique answers. These constitutional amendments have forced such rethinking upon us. The challenge is tremendous.
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