AGNI [Action for Good Governance and Networking in India] is a response to the anger and helplessness felt by ordinary people in Mumbai over their living conditions, which are worse every day. Virtually every problem can be traced to the way the city is run by its politicians and administrators. Therefore, it is the city`s governance that must change. AGNI tries to bring people together to bring that about. In four years from April 1999, it has grown from a handful of persons into a network of organizations with memberships that total a few lakh people.


AGNI is a voluntary movement. It is non-political and non-sectarian. It networks citizen groups so as to create the democratic numbers” that no political system can easily ignore. It works with government agencies for transparency and accountability in them. Each organization in the AGNI network maintains its own goals