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Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy

Janaagraha aims to improve the quality of life in urban India through catalyzing civic participation from the grassroots up, as well as governance reforms from the top down. By working with both citizens and government, Janaagraha aims to create systemic change.

Founded: 2001 by Ramesh Ramanathan

Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy
  • Program Area

    Human Rights, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

  • Headquarters Location

    Bangalore , India
  • Product Platforms

  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics


Janaagraha is a non-profit organisation based in Bangalore that works on combining the efforts of both the government and the citizens to transform cities and ensure better quality of life by improving quality of urban infrastructure and services and quality of citizenship. Citizen participation is encouraged through Janaagraha's online initiatives Ipaidabribe ( which revolutionized public participation in addressing graft and their new civic portal ichangemycity ( which promotes civic action at a local neighbourhood level.