Panchayat town

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A Panchayat Town or Town Panchayat is a type of town in India. It refers to any small town which is formed under the Panchayati raj administrative system.[1] It will have under 25,000 people living there. In census data, the abbreviation T.P. is used to indicate a "Town Panchayat".[2] Tamil Nadu was the first state to introduce the panchayat town as an intermediate step between rural villages and Urban Local Bodies (ULB).[3]

Management[change | change source]

Each state of India has an organisation that manages panchayat towns.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "About Us: Urbanization in Karnataka, ULB Organization Chart, DMA Organization Chart". Directorate of Municipal Administration, Government of Karnataka. 2 February 2013. Archived from the original on 11 February 2013. http://www.municipaladmn.gov.in/abt-us.
  2. "Census Data 2001 / Metadata: 24. Abbreviations Used". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 17 June 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070617234445/http://www.censusindia.gov.in/Metadata/Metada.htm.
  3. "About Us: Town Panchayats Administration: Introduction". Directorate of Town Panchayats, Government of Tamil Nadu. Archived from the original on 22 January 2012. http://web.archive.org/web/20120122073525/http://www.tn.gov.in/dtp/introduction.htm.
  4. "Local Self Government Department". Local Self Government Department, Government of erala. http://www.lsgkerala.gov.in/en/LSGDDept_en.php.
  5. "Directorate of Town Panchayats". Directorate of Town Panchayats, Government of Tamil Nadu. http://www.tn.gov.in/dtp/.