India in its 70 years of Independence was able to consolidate itself as a Nation state & gradually emerged as a Key Global Leader. Today we are one of the fastest growing economies & Indians are heading the top MNCs of the World.
On the other hand, we are yet to provide basic fundamental needs like quality drinking water & decent sanitation facilities to millions. One of the primary reasons for this is the emphasis on Top-Down approach of Development. The Panchayat Raj system which was brought with a great hope is yet to deliver as the Local Governance system is not yet fully empowered. It is time to strengthen local governance and focus on Participatory Governance where Citizens would be able to assert their requirements democratically.
This initiative of peoples’Manifesto is a step in this direction to empower the Citizens to put forward their collective demands. We believe this exercise will empower the communities to assert pressure on Politicians & Administrators & get their demands addressed.
People’s Manifesto is a document on the Needs and Requirements of a small area enshrined as a Public Declaration. This can be gathered from all the people of the area and ratified through a Gram Sabha as a People’s Manifesto.