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CMA Chandrakant Kamble Mr. Chandrakant Kamble, I.A.S. Commissioner, Commissioner of Municipal Administration, Tamil Nadu

The Commissionerate of Municipal Administration, Tamil Nadu, and ThoughtWorks organised the first CMA Hackathon - Code for Urban Governance on Dec 14 and 15. The goal of the hackathon was to bring together a passionate community of professionals and students, to build web and mobile applications designed to improve the lives of the citizens of Tamil Nadu's municipalities.

The CMA liberated data from the 135 municipalities of Tamil Nadu for this event, and over the weekend, participants eagerly worked on ideas and applications to help fuel a technologically-rich and efficient future for Tamil Nadu urban governance. The data sets can be found here

The 5 key themes of the hackathon were:

  1. Education
  2. Health
  3. Sanitation
  4. Birth and Death Registration
  5. Roads

The hackathon was a huge success. 190 software developers participated, and at the end of the two-day event, 45 teams presented their ideas to a panel of senior officials from the State's municipal administration department. There were three winning teams:

Ranking Application Name Description Participants
1st Place TrashIt Android app to enable crowdsourced garbage reporting. To motivate users to participate, the team introduced a gamification element. Vridhachalempillay Subramaniam, Sesha Sendhil, Renuka Srinivasan, Thirunavukkarasu S, Charumathi Covindane
2nd Place Know Your City An integrated grievance redressal website for CMA officials and public to connect effectively for a better tomorrow. Arunkumar Ramanathan, Arun Kumar S, Rajeswari Krishnakumar, Ganapathi Subramanian V, Sudhakar Rayavaram
3rd Place State Health Analyser An app to analyse the performance of each ward on the parameters - Health, Road, Sanitation - and assign weightage to each area. GnanaSelvan, Suresh Kumar, Shankaranand, Rajkumar

About Commissionerate of Municipal Administration (CMA)

CMA coordinates the various activities of the Municipalities and Municipal Corporations in the field of Tax Administration, Financial Management, Infrastructure development, Town planning, Urban health, Environment management, Schemes for Urban poor, etc. in the State of Tamil Nadu. For more information, visit

About ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks is a software company and community of passionate individuals whose purpose is to revolutionise software creation and delivery, while advocating for positive social change. Our clients are people and organizations with ambitious missions; we deliver disruptive thinking and technology to empower them to succeed. For more information, visit

Have a look at all the apps that participants worked on here.

Pictures from the event are available here

Find the detailed Agenda here.

Find the FAQs here.

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