Three students belonging to Guntur district have started PublicEye, a social website to resolve difficulties faced by the public with the help of social service organizations, people’s representatives, officials and individuals. G. Manohar, A. Krishna and P. Harish, students of B. Tech Fourth year engineering of Vignan University, Guntur thought of an innovative way to resolve every day difficulties of the public with the help of service minded people, organizations, individuals and others.
Chief programmer and administrator, G. Manohar hails from an agriculture family and lives in a small house in Nutakki. The village is 50 km distance away from Guntur with a population of 10,000. Majority of the people from the village are farmers and his village resembles like a green city due to the surroundings of green farmlands. Manohar’s family is also dependent on the income from three acres of their farmland.
“To pursue every problem of the citizens is going to be difficult for the government, so we developed www.publiceye.in to help the public”, said Manohar. He added that some problems can be resolved with the help of social service organizations, philanthropists and others. He explained that their website works on the basis of area pin code and that if a person posts the problems concerning his area, the same would be sent to the Public Eye members of that area through SMS. He added that local problems like damaged roads, non-functioning of street lights, drinking water difficulty and others can be resolved by taking those issues to the notice of the officials, local people’s representatives and social service organizations.
As many as 1000 members have joined Public Eye and are ready to help those needy with concerns from their areas. The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu launched PublicEye on May 12 and praised the idea of the three students. Manohar said that problems are also sub categorized into national, state, district, Mandal and village levels and people can choose their priority. He further added that problems related to electricity, roads, transport, water supply, women harassment, child labour and others can be posted and appropriate advises can be suggested addressing the problems.
Manohar, Krishna and Harish expressed happiness that PublicEye was launched on May 12 and has been receiving good response from the public ever since. Nearly 15-20 problems are uploaded every day. They are also planning to start social service in the future with the help of philanthropists to serve the needy people of the society.