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Public Consultation Process - Best Practices

Governance

With communication becoming part of the life, flow of information and public awareness has tremendously improved all over the world. This scene is no different in India also. With that citizens are increasingly becoming active and demanding their due share of services. Even the political class and the bureaucracy is getting sensitized to these aspirations.

Government, BMTC - Do courts needs to tell you?

BusPublic Transport

"The Karnataka High Court on Monday directed the state government to constitute an expert committee to look into the feasibility of implementing the BMTC feeder bus service.

SWR Plans improvements to Bengaluru City Railway Station

Commuter RailPublic Transport

The Hindu carried a news item on newly renovated UN-RESERVED ticket counters at the city railway station. Along with that it also carried a news about SWR plan to improve the station facilities.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Bangalore/article843393.ece

Is Praja ahead of time?

EnforcementTraffic

In many instances we have seen that from private to government agencies have lifted ideas from online communities like Praja, and ideas/discussions have been borrowed or inspired from. Don't agree?

Spit and Pee in Public - Civic Sense of Bengaluru!

"Spit and pee in public, flyovers are more important". Yes, this is the title of the interesting article published in "Citizen Matters" by Vaishnavi Vittal.

http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in/blogs/show_entry/2445-public-health-sanitation-bengaluru

Centralized data in RTO - Filing RTI with Transport Commissioner

EnforcementTraffic

I am getting ready to file some RTI's with transport department to find out the state of centralization motor vehicle data and use of same by RTOs. The Transport department's website (http://rto.kar.nic.in/) mentions about computerization of  records.

Blind, but still reaching out to his countrymen via UIDAI!

Governance

Read Mr.Iqbal's story of courage, inspiration and sacrifice.

How well somebody has said " "The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse."

Tale of CWG website - 112 Crore spent?

Governance

We all boast of being keepers and makers of world's back office solutions and IT systems. The list includes designing the Boeing's dream-liner to Bosch's washer-dryer. Recently concluded Soccer world cup's IT systems were supposed to have been supported by Mahindra Satyam team. Compare to this when we step down on our local website's, are left with disappointments and nothing else.

BBMP systematically encouraged illegal buildings

Urban DevelopmentGovernance

Source - Cititen Matters:

Bonded labour in the IT Capital of India?

Politics

What a contrast? Where we all are going gaga over how India has progressed since 1990's economic liberlization. Yes indeed we have moved on and made progress. But still there is large chunk of population that is still to get its due opportunity of decent life.

National Rural Health Statistics!

Public Health

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website has lot of statistics and data on National RuralHealth Mission. Very interesting to find that at thispoint of time, in our beloved country Primary Health Centers are run without water and power supply.

Couresy - Indian Helath Ministry

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Health Indicators of Karnataka State

Public Health

HEALTH INDICATORS OF KARNATAKA            

City of Shame - No hospital beds, ventilator for poisoned kids

Public Health

Have you heard!, Bangalore doesn't have ventilators for poisoned children. This is the news in Deccan Herald. It is not enough that a stone hearted mother decided to poison her 2 children and herself, hospitals, government and private could not provide the needed timely help. All had one thing to say. No ventilators in Namma Bengaluru . Another feather of SHAME in its crown.

Cleanliness at market place - Why are we so indifferent?

Public Health

Cleanliness - That seems like an alien word outside our houses. Anything outisde of the four walls of our homes, seems no man's land and no body is responsible for anything.

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