Panchayats are not always functional. There has to be deeper outreach to villages and the individuals, a greater understanding of their strengths and weaknesses.
The kerela Govt’s Kudumbashree initiative is the country’s most successful anti-poverty and gender equality movement –
‘ It organizes poor women at the grass root level and enhances their socio-economic standing through micro-credits and women empowerment initiatives via vocational training, education and healthcare. Its innovative poverty reduction approach is implemented through local self-government (LSGs).
Today, nearly 5 million women are a part of Kudumbashree, making it the world’s largest women empowerment project.’ (excerpetd from https://www.thebetterindia.com/119677/kudumbashree-poverty-gender-5-million-kerala/) Why not something like this in Goa?