. Define decentralization. Why there is a need for decentralization in India

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Ans: Decentralization means taking away power from the central and state government and giving them to the local government

Reasons for decentralization are:

i. Some of the states in India are as large as European countries. Many of these states are internally very diverse. There is a need therefore for power sharing within these states. This requires another level of government below the state government i.e. local government

ii. The basic idea behind decentralization is that there are large numbers of problems and issues which are best settled at the local level. People have better ideas of problems in their localities so they have better ideas to solve their problems

iii. Through local government people participation can be increased in democratic process which will strengthen democracy

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