August 2018

We are delighted to announce the launch of ‘Swachh Manch’ a web-based citizen engagement platform developed by Janaagraha for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

Swachh Manch, a successor to the Swachhata MoHUA App, is designed and hosted by Janaagraha on the I Change My City Platform. Swachh Manch is a national platform where citizens can come together, learn from peers, get e-learning certificates, create and participate in volunteering opportunities and share success stories and best practices to learn from.

Swachh Manch Launched. 

Shri Hardeep Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairs launched the fourth edition of the annual cleanliness survey of urban India - Swachh Survekshan 2019, on 13th August 2018. The event also saw the launch of the SBM ODF+ and SBM ODF++ Protocols, web-based citizen engagement platform Swachh Manch, the Ease of Living Index and Ease of Living Index dashboard.  

Swachh Manch is a a web-based platform, developed by Janaagraha at no-cost to MoHUA, that allows stakeholders to create / invite / participate in Swacchta-related volunteering opportunities around thier respective neighbourhoods. For more details, please click here

Involve Citizens in Urban Planning.

Swati Ramanathan, Chairperson of Jana Urban Space Foundation and Co-founder of Janaagraha, analyses the underpinning lack of citizen participation in neighbourhood-level urban planning as a contributor to tragedies like Mandawali and Muzaffarpur. In this Hindustan Times op-ed, she establishes the linkage between women safety and urban planning. To read the full piece, please click here

How India's Cities Can Face Climate Change

Cities, recognized widely as the real drivers of economic growth and prosperity, are major contributors to climate change globally. Anil Nair, Head - Reforms at Janaagraha in this Op-ed in The Mint, argues that it is essential to adopt a ‘systems’ view of the challenges involved and identify and undertake systemic reforms for a sustainable solution. To read his article, please click here

Indore Municipal Corporation Becomes First to List Municipal Bonds on NSE

Madhya Pradesh, known otherwise for its farm output, last month became the first Indian state to list municipal bonds on the National Stock Exchange (NSE), marking a new chapter in fund-raising for new-gen urban clusters that Central Government wants to build under the Smart City programme. Read more here

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