User: governance Topic: India Urban Governance
Category: NGO Interventions
Last updated: Mar 25 2017 13:47 IST RSS 2.0
 
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PM Modi, India's social media star, struggles to get government online 25.3.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Narendra Modi is the most followed world leader on social media
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Taiwan NGO worker 'missing in China' 24.3.2017 Zee News : World
A Taiwanese NGO worker who promoted democracy in China has gone missing after entering the mainland earlier this month, authorities said.
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Taiwan NGO worker `missing in China` 24.3.2017 Zee News : World
Taiwan said Friday that Chinese authorities had not responded to their enquiries on Lee Ming-cheh`s whereabouts, as his wife pleaded for help to locate him.
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NEC joins FIWARE Foundation as platinum member 21.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
NEC joins FIWARE Foundation as platinum member
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Why a rich, orderly Himalayan state has India's highest suicide rate 18.3.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
27% of Sikkimese who committed suicide were unemployed
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Planning and democratic legitimacy: Who should plan for Bengaluru? 11.3.2017 Hindu: News
Constitutionally, the BBMP and not BDA should be tasked with the responsibility
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The new reality 8.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Thursday
Blaring horns, traffic jams, potholed roads, unpaved footpaths and unbridled construction — these are the sights and sounds of Bengaluru now. No wonder the city slipped to the 16th position in a city-wide urban governance survey done by Janaagraha, a city-based NGO. A total of 21 cities in the country were covered in the survey. The results indicated several systemic inadequacies in the city's governance that could affect public service delivery. Citizens feel that an expanding population has a lot to do with this. Rama Mani, who works with an IT firm, says that the infrastructure in the city is not able to handle the large number of people residing here. "This has also added to the vehicular movement which in turn, has lead to increased pollution levels," she says, adding "The improper communication between civic bodies and the public is also a cause for concern." She explains that the recent power cuts clearly indicate how civic bodies like BESCOM aren't able to cater to the needs of the ...
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City to echo with Women’s Day celebrations 8.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Chief Minister to felicitate women achievers from various walks of life
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Metros fail in urban governance, small cities fare better 1.3.2017 Rediff: Business
Finding is part of a survey conducted by Janaagraha Centre for citizenship and democracy
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Patna, Raipur beat Bengaluru in city-systems survey 1.3.2017 ET: Indicators
“Bengaluru is not facing a hundred problems but the same problems are repeating a hundred times,“ said VR Vachana, associate, advocacy and reforms, at Janaagraha.
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B'luru ranked 16 of 21 cities in Janaagraha survey 28.2.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Bengaluru has been ranked 16 out of 21 cities in the Annual Survey of India's City-Systems (ASICS) conducted by non-profit Janaagraha. Bengaluru's individual scores in the urban planning and design, urban capacities and resources, empowered and legitimate political representation and transparency, accountability and participation categories have largely remained unchanged since the 2015 report. To improve the city-systems, and in turn, the quality of life, Janaagraha suggested that planning of the city should not be left to the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), instead, this should be done by the Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC) which would oversee the work of the BDA and other local bodies. When it comes to resources, Bengaluru has fared well in optimal use of information technology. However, the proportion of BBMP's own revenue which is Rs 1,776 crore to its total expenditure of Rs 4,474 crore is only 47%. The report suggests that Bengaluru should optimise property tax collection and the city ...
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Thiruvananthapuram ranked first in survey of cities 28.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In an annual survey of major cities conducted by Janaagraha, a Bengaluru-based organisation, Thiruvananthapuram was ranked the best city for the second year in a row.
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India's metros fail in urban governance, small cities fare better 28.2.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
es better in urban governance than Metropolitan cities..Bhubaneswar , Ahmedabad , Raipur and Ranchi improve their ranking in the urban governance scores for India's cities, while large cities such as Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai have seen governance fail in the last year, says the annual survey of cities systems (ASICS) for 2016.The annual survey evaluates the quality of governance in 21 cities in India based on urban planning and design, urban capacities and resources, empowered and legitimate political representation and transparency, accountability and participation. The survey is done by Janaagraha Centre for citizenship and democracy an non profit organisation While Kerala's capital city Thiruvananthapuram retained the number one position for two consecutive years, while West Bengal capital Kolkata retained its third position for two years in a row. The average ranking of the cities in India still remained between 2-1 and 4.4 much below the global benchmarks.The urban governance .
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foundation for crime prevention & victim care: 'Burns patients should get disability benefits' | Mumbai News - Times of India 28.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
foundation for crime prevention & victim care: 'Burns patients should get disability benefits' | Mumbai News - Times of India
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The Changemakers 13.2.2017 Hindu: Youth
Meet these young foot soldiers who are bringing in change by their dedicated social work
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Three NGOs launch seven warriors to fight it out 11.2.2017 DNA: Opinion
Nagrik Adhikar Manch (NAM), the political arm of Mumbai Nagrik Manch, a social organisation has tied up with like-minded NGOs and fielded seven candidates for the upcoming polls. These seven candidates, who are involved in social work, have worked for issues such as housing, provision of free water to slums, reservation in BMC's development plan, environment, solid waste management, transgender issues and for the rights of Muslim women. In May 2016, Mumbai Nagrik Manch announced a political outfit featuring members of the public and declared that it will field 227 candidates across the city. However, office bearers of the organisation said that rather than fielding candidates just for the sake of it, they chose candidates who have done concrete work in their respective area. Amol Madame, coordinator of NAM said that the candidates have good knowledge of issues they have been working for since a few years. Giving details about the candidates and their campaigns, Madame said that organisations like Nasha ...
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Corporation budget as per CMA guidelines 7.2.2017 Hindu: News
In all probability, the Coimbatore Corporation budget for 2017-18 may not be an exercise with public participation and budget presentation, too, may be a very low-key affair. Sources in the civic bod...
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Non-profit organisations launches portal for government budget data 27.1.2017 All Budget Stories
In the portal, 26 states' data set on budget is available, even for the latest financial year online
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‘Demonetisation helps NGOs to be transparent’ 27.1.2017 Hindu: Vijayawada
Digital transactions will lead to accountability also, says Care & Share vice-chairman
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Pune: ‘Sex racketeer turned social worker’ arrested for 10-year-old murder 22.1.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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