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Title:
PATTERNS OF GROWTH AND USAGE OF PANCHAYAT FINANCE: A CASE STUDY OF BANKURA IN WEST BENGAL

Authors:
Nityananda Patra, Prof. Arup Kumar Chattapadhyay

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1Nityananda Patra, 2Prof. Arup Kumar Chattapadhyay
1Department of Economics,Bankura Zilla Saradamani Mahila Mahavidyapith, Bankura, West Bengal, India
2Department of Economics, University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal, India

MLA 8
Patra, Nityananda, and Prof. Arup Kumar Chattapadhyay. "PATTERNS OF GROWTH AND USAGE OF PANCHAYAT FINANCE: A CASE STUDY OF BANKURA IN WEST BENGAL." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 5, May 2018, pp. 2069-2096, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=143. Accessed 2018.
APA
Patra, N., & Chattapadhyay, P. (2018, May). PATTERNS OF GROWTH AND USAGE OF PANCHAYAT FINANCE: A CASE STUDY OF BANKURA IN WEST BENGAL. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(5), 2069-2096. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=143
Chicago
Patra, Nityananda, and Prof. Arup Kumar Chattapadhyay. "PATTERNS OF GROWTH AND USAGE OF PANCHAYAT FINANCE: A CASE STUDY OF BANKURA IN WEST BENGAL." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 5 (May 2018), 2069-2096. Accessed , 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=143.

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Abstract:
This paper attempts to evaluate the performances of village panchayats at the district of Bankura in West Bengal through an in depth analysis of (i) Sources and amounts of funds, including the Panchayats 'own funds, (ii) Pattern of expenditures, (iii) Utilisation ratio, and. (ii) Estimation of conditional/unconditional growth rates for the whole period, for the two sub-periods and the estimated trend breaks, if any, using Kinked Trend Growth Analysis. As per the findings of our study, we found that Panchyat Finance at disaggregated level was heavily dominated by the Central Government. Only about 3 to 4% of all revenue of sample panchyats was derived from own source revenue and 94% obtained from grants and transfer. In regards to utilization percentages of funds received by the sample panchayats it was found that it did not follow any consistent pattern rather it was mostly erratic and inconsistent in nature. . Moreover, there is a need for more government assistance on social and economic services, especially on health, education (especially for females), development as well as preservation of natural resources, agricultural development and development of infrastructure for the vibrant survival of the rural economy.