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UNICEF, Action Aid and State Institute of Panchayat and Rural Development (SIPRD) have come together to form Panchayats for women and children in Lakhimpur district’s Dhakuwakhona sub-division.

The project is to form a model and secured Panchayats for women and children in four Gaon Panchayats under Dhakuwakhona Rural Development Block.

The GPs are Uttar Dhakuwakhona, Madhya Dhakuwakhona, Maatmora and Dimaruguri.

Month-Long participatory campaigns and separate discussions on rural issues with women and children of these four GPs were conducted by the UNICEF, Action Aid and SIPRD and several problems were identified.

With the objective of prioritizing the problems in the developmental planning of panchayats, the women and children of these four GPs submitted memorandums to the concerned GPs from October 29 to November 1 in Dhakuwakhona.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com