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Functions of the Zilla Panchayat –
1. The Zilla Panchayat all perform the functions specified in Schedule III:
Provided that where the State Government or Central Government provide funds for the performance of any function specified in Schedule III, the Zilla Panchayat shall perform such functions in accordance with guidelines or norms laid down for performance of such function.
(i) establishment of health centres including maternity centres so as to cover the entire population within five years, as per the norms laid down by the Government;
(ii) construction of underground water recharge structures to ensure availability of water in the drinking water wells;
(iii) prevention of drilling of irrigation borewells in the vicinity of drinking water wells to ensure adequate drinking water, specially in lean season;
(iv) drawing up a plain for social forestry development
in each taluk and spending not less than such percentage of the District
Plan allocation every year as may be specified by the Government from
time to time.