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April 2010

Bangalore Patrol

Times of India along with Janaagrah launch Bangalore Patrol (starting tomorrow) says the cover page of TOI today. I tried to look for it online but couldnt find a thing about the same. But if you have a TOI around check it out, it is impossible to miss.

According to the Advertisement "Bangalore patrol involves a stringent ward infrastructure and services assessment programme with the singular aim of demanding direct evaluating and accountability from the local administrative and governance system."

They will start with 5 essential civic rights of water supply, Mobility, Sanitation, Environment and Public amenities.

It will measure the same in 198 wards. By doing so they intend to monitor the work of our newly elected representative's in each of the wards. In my opinion the best measure of performance and also at the same time we get a good idea about our city.
According to the article "Progress report will be based on simple objective performance evaluation criteria and will be freely available to the public, empowering them to demand answers" 

Monthly Praja Meet - Apr 2010

10 Apr 2010 07:30
10 Apr 2010 08:30
Praja related

These meetings haven't been as regular of late. How about reviving our second Saturday early am meeting tradition? Pls leave a note here if you wish to attend. All are welcome.

Agenda: Discuss projects (Ongoing & Planned) & other Praja activities. Feel free to stay back for an open forum right after.

Venue: Open to your suggestions.

My office has moved out of Cunningham road; I can host it in my current location @ BTM Layout instead.

List of Experts to Contact

Once we have the presentation and an initial list of parameters ready, we need to start reaching out to all the experts we can for feedback.

Let us create a list of experts we should get in touch with as well as the person who can be the point of contact.

This is a wiki so make the changes in the post itself.


  1. Prof TV Ramachandra ( IISc) -- Neha/Manjari are trying to get in touch with him--DONE
  2. Dr Shekhar Muddu ( IISc) -- He is a hydrogeologist. Zenrainman sir can get us in touch with him.--Meeting him on monday
  3. Mr Tippeswamy (ex- BWSSB) -- Swati Dandekar is the point of contact. Consider checked out to Shekhar-DONE
  4. Dr Harini Nagendra -- Who is he/she??--Sent out email--response awaited
  5. Once we have reached out to all the above folks, we should also get in touch with Prof Ashwin Mahesh and Prof Rajeev Gowda.
  6. Another name that came up at CiSTUP is of a Professor Mohan. It seems he has done a lot of work with BWSSB and was instrumental in getting RWH mandatory.---Sent out email--response awaited


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