Message From Our Founders

We began 15 years back with a firm belief in the ‘power of people’ to steer sustainable change in India’s cities. Since then, Janaagraha has worked with the people to improve Quality of Life in urban India. We owe our successes and learnings to the scores of people we have engaged with till date- From raising awareness about their roles as citizens and catalyzing citizen participation to advocating for policy reforms to enhance local governance.

The year 2015-16 has come around as one of the most fulfilling years as all our efforts have finally started showing success. It invigorates us to see a nation-wide resonance of the work we began 15 years ago.

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan by the Government of India reinstates the much needed faith in citizen participation to create sustainable change in cities. We are glad to have contributed to this movement by developing mobile and web based application to serve as an interface for citizens to reach out to the local government body to fix a civic issue.

It gives us immense happiness to see our efforts to establish participatory budgeting in Bengaluru gaining popularity among citizens and acknowledgement from the Municipal Commissioner.

Each and every effort we made this year has perfectly fallen in place to create a kaleidoscope of our work in the urban landscape.

We acknowledge our donors and well-wishers with gratitude – we could not have done what we did, without their continuing faith and support. We are proud of the unwavering support and spirit of our passionate team, whose presence behind the scenes and on ground makes all the difference.

Swati Ramanathan

Ramesh Ramanathan





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