People's Plan

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People's Plan refers to the efforts made to involve the masses in the process of decision making in the field of local self-government by the Left Democratic Front government of Kerala (1996-2001) headed by Sri. E.K. Nayanar.

It involved chalking out the priorities of an area by the ward sabhas comprising the entire electorate of the ward of a local self-government institution such as a Panchayat, Municipality or Corporation.

The plan chalked out by the ward sabhas would be implemented by a committee selected by the ward sabha and its implementation would be scrutinised by the ward sabha from time to time.

It was conceptualised by late E M S Namboodiripad, the foremost leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Kerala.