This faith in village committees, especially their ability to take informed and wise decisions, is misplaced.
Having seen village life up close and personal, I can tell you these committees are a den of corruption and nepotism, and reek of gender and caste biases.
Kejriwal is naive if he thinks the committees are islands of virtue.
However, in another context, Kejriwal is not so sure of the wisdom and integrity of common folk.
Cash transfer of subsidies, he told the Economic Times, is "a very bad idea" because people "can create fake accounts".
Next came the killer line: "The motive behind cash transfers is to completely demolish the existing infrastructure that exists in the country."
This is where it gets really fuzzy.
The problem with the existing infrastructure is that it leaks profusely, which has caused monumental corruption. Cash transfers cut out the pilferage significantly; two pilots, one in Karnataka and the other in Rajasthan, have proved this.
This should matter to Kejriwal, because his government could mean more subsidies - he, for instance, wants public hospitals to provide free treatment to everybody for all diseases.
I suggest CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) and Ficci (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) engage with Kejriwal right away.