What

What

Praja is a non-partisan organisation working towards enabling accountable governance since 1997. Praja envisions improving the quality of life for all through simplifying people's lives, creating tools for better governance and making democracy work.

Why

Why

Praja believes that the governance structures in urban India lack true grassroots democracy. Local elected representatives and local governments are not sufficiently empowered and not responsive to the citizens which is the cause for lack of effective governance.

How

How

Praja works with key urban governance stakeholders including elected representatives, administration, media and citizens to address inefficiencies and build capacities through data driven research and advocacy to improve urban governance.

1665

RTIs filed

4.5

Crore Data points

560

Media Coverage

23

States' Governance
Mapped

1061

ER Advisory
Consultations

14

ER Workshops

87

College/CSO Workshops

356

Interns/Volunteers

*Data is for financial year 2019-20

Impact Stories

Praja’s continuous engagement with the local elected representatives and administration through capacity building, research and advocacy has had a positive impact on city governance.

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Women Councillors of Praja’s Leadership Workshop

Four women councillors, who were a part of Praja’s first residential women’s councillor workshop...

Praja’s first ranker is Mumbai’s new Mayor

Kishori Pednekar, Praja's first ranker in Mumbai Councillor Report Card released in 2018...

Cognisance taken for incorporating Citizen Feedback

In response to the release of our Civic White Paper in April 2019, that pressed for a citizen feedback mechanism...