Bengaluru: “Thirteen anganwadi schools in Uttarahalli are in BBMP limits, but none have toilet facilities. These schools also don’t get regular water supply. And the worst part, very often snakes enter the school premises due to lack of maintenance,” complained Mamtha, an aganwadi school teacher.
While most residents of Uttarahalli ward complained about garbage management, lack of streetlights and increasing stray dog menace, even complaints raised by citizens like Mamtha had a platform at the open forum organized by Namma Bengaluru Foundation (NBF) on Tuesday.
The NBF, through its partnership drive Namma Bengaluru Foundation- Citizen Partnership (NBF-CP), aims to fight against critical issues plaguing the city. Following a brainstorm session over impending issues in Uttarahalli ward, NBF announced the formation of Ward Advisory Committee, which will meet every month to discuss issues faced by the ward and come up with necessary solutions.
Uttarahalli is the first of the 198 wards to form a Ward Advisory Committee and encourage citizen-centric governance.
During the event Uttarahalli ward corporator Hanumanthaiah said, “Rampant construction activities have been going on around Uttarahalli and such developments cannot be stopped. However, I am bound to stop illegal activities like encroaching of storm water drains and lack of streetlight maintenance. The Ward Advisory Committee will help identify and address the issues.” In the coming months, Namma Bengaluru Foundation will closely work with citizens and unveil ward development plans for 12 other wards in the city.