Panchayati Raj Institutions
Local government bodies that operate in rural areas are a part of the Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI). Constitutional status has been provided to them through the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1992.
PRI's are responsible for building democracy at the grassroots level in the country. They are responsible for working on rural development in India. PRI's in a state exist at the District Level (Zilla Parishad), Block Level (Panchayat Samiti), and Village Level (Gram Panchayat). They look over the work of local bodies who have been elected by the local people to manage their local affairs.