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Sending SMSes and making calls to officials to address problems is a part of activism propagated by the members of this group.

Published: 07th October 2013 09:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th October 2013 09:49 AM   |  A+A-

Sending SMSes and making calls to officials to address problems is a part of activism propagated by the members of this group.

Democratic Ambassador for All India Rural Integrity (DAARI)  takes the challenge of alerting government officials through SMS technology.

The Democratic Ambassador for All India Rural Integrity members encourage people to send SMSes to government officials urging them to solve their problems.

The problems may vary - they may be irregular drinking water supply, erratic load shedding or even title deeds - Democratic Ambassador for All India Rural Integrity has a solution.

The members collect mobile phone numbers of the officials and pass it on to people who are facing a problem. Besides, an SMS is drafted and people are trained to speak politely over the phone.

The group never hesitates to call the residential number of an IAS officer or Chief Secretary-level officials to get their work done. With not much expenses involved, DAARI has found a novel way to protest and alert the officials.

Prashanth, a resident of Machina in Belthangady taluk, told Express that there were more than 25 houses that did not have electricity for many years. But with DAARI’s activism, electricity connections were given to these houses.

“We were sending SMSes to the Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited officials four times a day to remind them,” he said.

Ashok of Bagambila said one of his neighbours was deprived of title deeds for many years. The SMS technology helped him get the documents in 15 days.



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