With reference to the “Demographic decentralization” in India, which among the following statements is / are correct?
1. Demographic decentralization has been granted Constitutional recognition
2. The Local Governing bodies are able to participate better in governance due to Demographic decentralization
3. Higher levels of the Political and bureaucratic establishments have helped in effective demographic decentralization in India
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Answer: [A] Only 1 & 2

The first statement which says that Demographic decentralization has been granted Constitutional recognition is correct and is core philosophy of 73rd and 74th amendment acts. The second statement is an advantage of Demographic decentralization and is a correct statement. However, the third statement is incorrect. This is because we have seen that Higher levels of the Political and bureaucratic establishments have actually retarded the process as they have been reluctant to part their powers.

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