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We are happy to share that several of our recommendations have found a place in the report of the BBMP restructuring Committee. The results of our Voice of India’s Citizens (VOICE) survey has received extensive coverage in the Hindu.

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Only a fraction allocated for ward-specific works
According to Janaagraha’s preliminary analysis of civil works undertaken by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagra Pallike in the current financial year 2015-2016, only a fraction of available funds have been allocated for ward-specific works. Remaining funds (about Rs 3,800 crores), have been made available to newly elected corporators

New Indian Express

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Time & motion study of Bengaluru’s MSW collection and transportation system
The time and motion study of Bengaluru’s Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) collection and transportation system is a referral document for the BBMP’s tendering process. The study identifies issues in current solid waste management, and proposes new normative standards for stream-wise collection and transportation of MSW in a

BBMP Report


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Rajasthan’s action plan for AMRUT
Rajasthan is now the first state in the country to submit a State Annual Action Plan under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). Currently 28 of 482 cities covered under the AMRUT scheme, are based in Rajasthan. As the first phase of central funding targets only water supply and sewerage connections,

PIB Release


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Maharashtra tops allocations to states under Housing for All scheme

The Ministry of urban development (MoUD) recently issued a State/UT-wise indicative allocation of funds for the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana ‘Housing for All’ scheme, amounting to Rs. 4000 Crore in total for the first phase of fund release. From this allocation, Maharashtra (which includes Mumbai,

MoUD Release


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New BBMP Council’s combined wealth higher than Bengaluru’s development budget
The Economic Times has analysed Janaagraha's data on corporators of the new BBMP council, based on the councillors’ bank balances, age groups, educational qualifications and criminal charges faced. The analysis reveals that the combined wealth of the BBMP’s 198 newly corporators, at Rs 1228.6 crores, exceeds the budget for city development at 1000.

Economic Times

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