On Saturday, nearly 1,200 resident welfare associations (RWAs) in Bengaluru will be taking part in a discussion with elected representatives to fix the crumbling civic infrastructure in the city. The meet will also see participation from politicians including Deputy CM and Bengaluru Development Minister G Parameshwara and officials of civic bodies of the city. Other than Parameshwara, Bengaluru Central MP PC Mohan will also be taking part in the event.
The discussion is being organised by Namma Bengaluru Foundation (NBF) and United Bengaluru. While NBF is a non-profit organisation backed by BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar and works on the city‚Äôs civic issues, United Bengaluru is a federation of multiple RWAs and other non-profits working on the city‚Äôs civic issues.The organisers want Saturday‚Äôs deliberations to focus on six major issues affecting the city.
Other than this, the meeting will be attended by subject matter experts like veteran scientist TV Ramachandra, Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc and HV Sharada, a lawyer and expert in RERA (Real Estate Regulation and Development Act). Activists like Ramprasad, convenor of Friends of Lakes will also be speaking on issues plaguing the city.
The meeting will take place at 10:00am at the Convention Hall, Indiranagar Club where the following issues will be discussed:
- Rampant commercialisation and lack of law enforcement in residential areas.
- Non-sustainable models which are harming the environment.
- Bengaluru‚Äôs public health crises with improper garbage disposal system.
- Infringement of the rights of home-buyers by improper implementation of RERA.
- Lack of information about the legal tools with the citizens to reclaim and protect Bengaluru.
‚ÄúThe city‚Äôs decline must be stopped, and the only way citizens can reverse years of exploitation is by raising voices against those who are responsible for the degradation of the city,‚ÄĚ NBF said in a statement.