Q. Which of the following state was the first to establish panchayat raj system?

[A] Gujarat

[B] Maharashtra

[C] Rajasthan

[D] Andhra Pradesh

Answer: C

Explanation: Rajasthan was the first state to establish Panchayati Raj. The scheme was inaugurated by the prime minister on October 2, 1959, in Nagaur district.

Rajasthan was followed by Andhra Pradesh, which also adopted the system in 1959. Thereafter, most of the states adopted the system.

Source: Laxmikanth’s Polity