A workshop on ‘Right to Information Act’ was held on 11-Jan-09 at Hulkoti in Gadag District, under the aegis of K.H.Patil Krishi Vignana Kendra. The objective was to sensitize people about the importance and various applications of the Act. Dr.R.Balasubramaniam, Ms.Poshini and Mr.Shekhar participated as Resource Persons. About 400 people attended the workshop. An ‘Information Movement’ was also launched for using the RTI act to good effect to bring about transparency and accountability in the Govt. administrative machinery. Mr.D.R.Patil, ex-MLA of Gadag was present on the occasion.
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Nations around the world are challenged on how to ensure the benefits of governance and development reach the last mile. When all things are said and done, what really matters is whether the person at the end of the road is feeling the impact of, and getting the benefits of good governance. ‘Antyodaya’ & ‘Janabhagidari’ are powerful concepts that India is keeping as the paradigms to ensure this. Prime Minister Modi refers to this repeatedly and exhorts all stakeholders to ensure that no one is left out and all are included in the growth journey of India. I wrote about
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