September 2015
Dear All,
A newly elected council has taken charge in Bangalore even as the BBMP continues to grapple with old challenges. looks at the systemic challenges faced, through Janaagraha’s ASICS framework and some of the reform measures that could get the BBMP back on track.

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Srikanth Viswanathan
Coordinator - Advocacy and Reforms

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Unlocking Defence Lands
Our article in the Financial Express assesses the option of unlocking the value of defence lands in our cities and utilising the proceeds to finance infrastructure requirements.

Financial Express


Fixing our voter lists
In a piece in the Economic Times we argue for the need to fix voter list management and institutionalize citizen participation to offset the crisis of voter apathy. Voter lists, made available in open data format to citizens and citizens groups, would go a long way in facilitating a proactive engagement in identifying and rectifying errors.

Economic times


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New BBMP Council has its work cut out uses Janaagraha’s ASICS report in covering the challenges facing the newly elected BBMP Council, including bad finances, poor management and little accountability. It argues that the uncertainty around the splitting of the BBMP need not come in the way of the institutional reform measures recommended by the restructuring committee report.

BBMP elections


Puneites VOICE their views
The Pune Mirror features findings of the VOICE 2014 survey where majority of the 1,225 citizens covered, felt that safety has reduced greatly in Pune since 2013 and police engagement has grown poor. Almost half of survey population have felt the need for police connections to get anything done.

Pune Mirror
International standard roads in Bangalore
In an interview to CNN IBN, Janaagraha co-founder Swati Ramanathan talks about the designing and advocacy process of TenderSURE up until completion and its benefits for utility maintenance costs and pedestrian movement.

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