1. helps the villagers in solving their own problems.
2. they teach how to elect their own representatives.
3. panchayats reduce the burden of government.
4. The villagers learn to cooperate with each other while solving their own problems.
5. panchayats teach the villagers self-help and not to be over-dependent on the government.
6. the panchayats know the needs of their representatives who would serve them better.