6th Std Social Science Term 3 Solution | Lesson.9 Local Bodies – Rural and Urban

Lesson.9 Local Bodies – Rural and Urban

6th Std Social Science Guide in English | Local Bodies – Rural and Urban

Lesson.9 Local Bodies – Rural and Urban

I. Choose the correct answer:

1. _________ is set up w ith several village panchayats.

  1. Panchayat Union
  2. District Panchayat
  3. Taluk
  4. Revenue village

Ans : Panchayat Union

2. ……………… is National Panchayat Raj Day.

  1. January 24
  2. July 24
  3. November 24
  4. April 24

Ans : April 24

3. The oldest urban local body in India is _________

  1. Delhi
  2. Chennai
  3. Kolkata
  4. Mumbai

Ans : Chennai

4. The district has the highest number of Panchayat Unions.

  1. Vellore
  2. Thiruvallore
  3. Villupuram
  4. Kanchipuram

Ans : Villupuram

5. The head of a corporation is called a_________

  1. Mayor
  2. Commissioner
  3. Chair Person
  4.  President

Ans : Mayor

II. Fill in the blanks :

1. ______ is the fist state in India to introduce town Panchayat.

Ans : Tamilnadu

2. The Panchayat Raj Act was enacted in the year______

Ans : April 24,1992

3. The tenure of the local body representative is______ years.

Ans : five

4. ______ is the first municipality in Tamil Nadu.

Ans : Walajahpet in Vellore Dt.

II. Match the following : 

1. Grama SabhaExecutive Officer
2. Panchayat UnionState Election Commission
3. Town PanchayatBlock Development Officer
4. Local body electionPermanent Unit
Ans : 1 – D, 2 – C, 3 – A, 4 – B

IV. Answer the following :

1. Is there any corporation in your district? Name it.

Chennai Corporation.

2. What is the need for local bodies?

In order to fulfil the requirements of the people and to involve them directly in governance, there is need for an effective system of local bodies.

3. What are the divisions of a rural local body?

The rural local bodies are Categorized into Village Panchayats, Panchayat Unions and District Panchayats.

4. What are the divisions of an Urban local body?

The Urban local bodies are Categorized into City Municipal Corporations, Municipalities and Town Panchayats.

5. Who are the representatives elected in a Village Panchayat?

The elected representatives of the Village Panchayat are

  • Panchayat President
  • Ward members
  • Councillor
  • District Panchayat Ward Councillor.

6. List out a few functions of corporations.

  • Drinking-Water Supply
  • Street Light
  • Maintenance of Clean Environment
  • Primary Health facilities
  • Corporation Schools
  • Birth and Death registration etc.

7. List out a few means of revenue of village Panchayats.

Revenue of Village Panchayats are

  • House Tax
  • Professional Tax
  • Tax on shops
  • Water charges
  • Specific fees for property tax
  • Specific fees for transfer of immovable property
  • Funds from Central and State Governments, etc.

8. When are Grama Sabha meetings convened? What are the special on those days?

  • The Grama Sabha meetings are Convened on January 26, May 1, August 15, and October 2.
  • These days are celebrated as National festival days every year.

9. What are the special features of Panchayat Raj system?

Special features of Panchayat Raj .

  • Grama Sabha
  • Three tier local body governance.
  • Reservations
  • Panchayat elections
  • Tenure
  • Finance Commission
  • Account and Audit, etc.

10. What is the importance of Grama Sabha?

  • Grama Sabha is essential for the effective functioning of Village Panchayat.
  • It enhances public participation in the planning and implementation of schemes for social benefit


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