Participatory Budgeting in Pune:

Participatory Budgeting programmes are innovative governance processes. They can provide citizens with the opportunity to give their inputs in resource allocation and to monitor public spending. In Pune, the municipal corporation initiated participatory budgeting in 2005. Citizens identify projects spending priorities and submit these to their local civic offices / representatives who transform community priorities into concrete project proposals as appropriate.

Janwani, a programme of the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture and CEE have assisted in instituting participatory budget processes in Pune. The approach thus far has been to help institute and strengthen municipal systems for citizen involvement in planning for ward level civic projects. CEE has taken up citizen mobilization through e-groups and community meetings. Other activities include documentation on film http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=18MzWtKcJ2c, print and electronic articles, wiki pages http://government.wikia.com/wiki/Participatory_Budgeting_in_Pune and research / study projects by faculty and students of economics and political science at the University of Pune and at the College of Engineering Pune.

For more information visit http://government.wikia.com/wiki/Participatory_Budgeting_in_Pune

 

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