Kathyayini Chamaraj
Feb 10 2017
BENGALURU REVISED MASTER PLAN 2031
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
In an open letter to the Chief Minister, Executive Trustee of CIVIC Kathyayini Chamaraj points out why the planning process being followed for the city goes grossly against the 74th Constitutional Amendment and what needs to be corrected for the exercise to have an impact.
Oct 18 2016
OPEN LETTER TO CHIEF MINISTER ON STEEL FLYOVER
Kathyayini Chamaraj
Kathyayini Chamraj, who questions the rationale behind steel flyover, also suggests alternative meaningful ways to invest public money. Will the government listen?
Feb 10 2016
GARBAGE AT GOVERNMENT OFFICES
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
Kathyayini Chamaraj sends pictures of garbage at government office campuses in the heart of Bengaluru - at MS Building and office of the education department. What example are they setting?
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Aug 25 2015
BBMP ELECTIONS 2015 - A LOOKBACK
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
Empty promises of politicians tend to be forgotten by the public, whose collective memory is temporary. Kathyayini Chamaraj lays bare the various facets of the BBMP election that was.
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Jul 29 2015
BBMP GARBAGE TENDER ANALYSIS
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
BBMP does not seem to be learning any lessons from past failures in waste management. CIVIC, an NGO based in Bengaluru, lists the problems in the new BBMP garbage tenders floated a month ago.
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Jan 30 2015
STATE-LEVEL PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON PENSION
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
Civil society groups appealed to the government to implement progressive measures in disbursing pensions at the State-level Public Consultation on Security Security issues held on January 29th.
Nov 17 2014
CITIZENS’ PARTICIPATION IN URBAN GOVERNANCE
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
Yet another draft of new rules of Ward Committee is out, still no power to Ward Committees; appointment will be done by the corporator; corporator will have veto power. Objections to this can be filed before November 25th.
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Sep 16 2014
BANGALORE METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
The state government is finally setting up a Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC) for Bangalore, that too, only after a High Court directive! But a deep dive into the MPC set up exposes its unconstitutional spirit.
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Jul 22 2014
STUDENTS' SAFETY AT PERIL
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
The government talks of de-recognising private schools. But has it taken stock of the situation in its own schools? Forget CCTV, many schools don't even have gates and toilets.
Nov 22 2013
FEEDBACK ON MPC NOTIFICATION
Kathyayini Chamaraj
City think tank points out flaws in city planning bill. Top issues: Planning is not linked to budget; No public consultation in planning.
Jul 07 2012
BDA'S REVISED MASTER PLAN
Kathyayini Chamaraj
There was no ownership of RMP 2015= and its implementation by BDA. Citizens to be involved at all stages of the planning process and not merely at the final draft stage, feel citizens at a workshop on the Revised Master Plan.
Mar 21 2011
WHAT’S MISSING FROM THE GARBAGE CONTRACT?
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
BBMP latest garbage contract is filled with loopholes, like earlier ones. Bengaluru's waste management mess is likely to remain a nightmare.
Feb 11 2011
BENGALURU CITIZENS CUT SHORT AGAIN?
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
In order to not lose the funding from JNNURM, Karnataka government passed community participation bill without any discussion. But it was a watered down bill, giving little power to citizens.
Apr 09 2010
CAMPAIGNING OUT OF TUNE
Kathyayini Chamaraj
Why does every election leave the affluent and educated voters unmoved? Could it be that some of them see no need to vote?
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