Town panchayat

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A town panchayat or panchayat is a small town of approximately 20,000 to 25,000 inhabitants. It is formed under the panchayati raj administrative system.[1] 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]


Each Indian state has its own management directorate for panchayat towns.


  1. ^ a b "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.
  2. ^ "Census Data 2001 / Metadata: 24. Abbreviations Used". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 17 June 2007.
  3. ^ "About Us: Town Panchayats Administration: Introduction". Directorate of Town Panchayats, Government of Tamil Nadu. Archived from the original on 22 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Local Self Government Department". Local Self Government Department, Government of Kerala.
  5. ^ "Directorate of Town Panchayats". Directorate of Town Panchayats, Government of Tamil Nadu.
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