The Tamil Nadu Federation of Women Presidents of Panchayat Government (TNFWPPG) was formed in the first State Level Convention of Women Panchayat Presidents on 18th October, 2000 at Chennai. 210 Women Panchayat Presidents from 20 Districts and more than 100 women leaders of voluntary organizations, political parties, trade unions, women and Dalit organisations participated in this Convention. This was made possible by the efforts of District level Women Presidents Associations with the support of 29 Voluntary Organisations. A State Committee to facilitate and strengthen TNFWPPG was formed.
Presidents who are members of the TNFWPPG represent the voices of women panchayat presidents elected in Tamil Nadu Local body election. Even though they are from different caste, class and political backgrounds they are united together as a federation to bring to the notice of Government, political parties and MLAs the reforms and policy changes needed for the empowerment of Panchayat Government including devolution of 29 powers; to highlight the challenges and achievements of Women Panchayat Presidents and to evolve strategies and actions to stop destructive development in the panchayats caused by the petro – chemical industries, encroachments of land by real estate, infrastructure projects, SEZ’s, halting privatization of education and health care in the panchayat unions, stopping charging of tariff for Electricity etc.,
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