Empowering Citizens to Demand Corruption-Free Access to Livelihood Entitlements in Karnataka, India
Indira Sandilya, Johannes Tonn, K.C. Venkatesh (Paraspara Trust)
Paraspara Trust (PT), a local CSO in Karnataka, India, has successfully implemented the project: “Addressing Corruption in the Public Distribution System (PDS) by Citizen Groups – a pilot project in Bangalore”. The project empowered citizens to ensure corruption-free service delivery of social safety net entitlements as set forth by the law. The project was a success; the incentives for citizens to follow the project objectives and methodology should be self-perpetuating in the long run. However the challenge of sustainability remains.