Rangaprasad is Joint Secretary of Satta Panchayat Iyakkam (SPI), a Tamil Nadu based NGO working for good governance. He is part of the Media & Research team and does policy research. A spokesperson of the NGO, he has represented SPI in prime TV debate shows.
A robust storm water drain network is the need of the hour for Chennai to prevent floods similar to that of 2015. But only 1894 km out of the total 5500 km of roads in the city were networked with storm water drains as of October 2018.
17,60,000 passengers travelling daily by the Chennai suburban railway had only nine toilets that they could use across 47 stations, till NGO Satta Panjayathu Iyakkam stepped in. The results hold important lessons for civic problem solving.