"RWAs are Big Catalysts for Change", Union Minister Shri Rajeev Chandrashekhar at 10th National Conference of RWAs


The 10th edition of the National Conference of RWAs was successfully conducted in the city of Bengaluru on Nov 25-26, 2023. Addressing the widely represented gathering virtually Union Minister Hon'ble Shri Rajeev Chandrasekar, MoS IT, Electronics & Skill Development, Govt of India said,  “I have myself been a member of a RWA and played a role in reviving a few lakes in this city. RWAs must make the Municipalities accountable. RWAs are the big catalysts for change. They must fight against the vested interest of corrupt contractors, municipal officers and politicians.”

Members were unanimous in asking the political parties to include the demands of RWAs in their manifesto. Participants also voiced the need for interaction of municipalities with RWAs on a regular basis so as to provide quick maintenance services to the public. 

Every RWA is a primary school of democracy and hence must be associated in decision-making, exhorted the Chief Convener  Col Tejendra Pal Tyagi. He also emphasized that the municipalities should develop Quick Reaction Team (QRT) culture, establish E-Waste collection centers, make sanitary landfills instead of a dumping ground, hand over performance grant to RWAs. 

Technical sessions were conducted on Encroachment Free Footpaths, Save Energy and Environment, Rights of RWAs, Functioning of Municipalities and RERA Implementation.  

Lively interactions were witnessed in the Q& A session. 

A souvenir was released to mark the occasion. An app on “Collaboration by RWAs” prepared by Shri Uday Shankar of UFERWAs was also launched

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