Janaagraha started in December 2001, with the conviction that citizen participation is central not just for greater accountability of government, but for better-quality governance, for equitable outcomes and for collective ownership. The focus of Janaagraha’s work in urban India and Bangalore has been the pilot laboratory for our grassroots activity. Our first campaign - participatory budgeting in the ward - proved overwhelmingly that people do care and want to participate- so long as the process is scientific, fair and transparent.

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