Service Delivery and Infrastructure: Health, Education and Electricity

Health: Lok Satta​'s advocacy and grassroots work (1997 onwards) for improved public health delivery system has led to formation of the National Health Mission (in 2005; with a budget of Rs. 1000 billion) that would lead to a decentralized, universal healthcare access in the country.

Urban Health Survey (in 2005) was conducted by Lok Satta volunteers under the direction of a team of medical experts, to document the functioning of Urban Health Posts in Hyderabad. The findings of this study contributed towards the preparation of a blue print for the National Health Mission (above). The primary units of Lok Satta too have taken up grassroots campaign (since 2000) across the state of AP, to document the functioning of primary health centers.

Education: Since its inception, Lok Satta has been leading an advocacy campaign for the empowerment of government primary schooling system. Grassroots advocacy campaigns have been conducted across the state of AP, towards the empowerment of school committees and parents' committees.

In 2005, Lok Satta has collaborated with a like-minded civil society organization ('PRATHAM') to conduct a massive Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2005) in AP as a part of the national effort to evaluate the status of education and related infrastructure. This survey will be carried out in December 2005 covering around 450 villages of the AP state.

Power Sector: Lok Satta formed a Consumer Organization for Regulation of Electricity (CORE) team in 1998 that has successfully demonstrated the model of decentralized distribution management of electricity as an important component of power sector reforms in the country (on going project).