An Archive on Local Democracy (LSG Archive) focusing mainly on Local Governments was established by the Research Unit on Local Self Governments (RU-LSG) in February 2013. The Local Democracy Archive is housed in the K. N. Raj Library of the Centre for Development Studies. To enable and strengthen Local Self Governance and to make it more meaningful, the archive would preserve the relevant details of all activities and endevours being implemented in different parts of Kerala.
The LSG Archive will strive to accumulate and preserve materials on all forms of local democracy initiatives; materials related to various forms of collective action by the people for democracy, civil / human rights, participation in local governance, improved service delivery, accountability and so on.
 Archive Collection : 
KRPLLD Project Reports
Panchayat Development Reports
Panchayat Resource Mapping Reports
Urbanization Reports
Handbooks on Planning
CD-Rom / DVD’s
Electronic / Digital documents
Kerala Panchayat Development Reports Digital Archive
A digital archive of panchayat development reports of Kerala Peoples Planning Programme prepared and first published during 1996-97 is being developed. For more details visit
How to use the LSG Archive:
Access to the archive will be open to all interested persons. The rules for accessing the archive are same as the rules and regulations of accessing K. N. Raj Library, C.D.S.
Visiting Hours:
Monday – Friday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.),
Saturday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
The Chief Librarian
K.N. Raj Library
Centre for Development Studies
Prasanth Nagar, Ulloor
Thiruvananthapuram – 695011. Kerala, India
Tel: +91-471-2774200, Fax: +91-471-2447137