Making cities more equitable.

Lakeer builds and deploys powerful open-source tools that make cities work for all citizens.

The Problem we're solving

Poorly planned urbanisation is projected to cost India upto $1.8 trillion in economic losses by 2050, or approximately 20% of our per capita income. Large cites, the engines of our economy, are imploding and need to be re-built around their most important stakeholder- the citizen. Cities are severely under-resourced and aren’t designed to further the economic growth that makes 1800 Indians move from rural to urban India every hour.

Our Approach

Indian cities are significantly under-resourced. Data-driven planning and thoughtful use of limited urban resources can make our cities work, for their most important stakeholder-the citizens.

To ensure thoughtful, and citizen-centric planning of resources Lakeer builds map-based tools for administrators who lead planning, budgeting and day-to-day running of our cities. Our tools integrate in their workflow, supporting them with the insights they need.

Our ambition is to bring decision-support for thoughtful deployment of resources to 4400+ urban local bodies that run India’s cities. By 2020 we aim to reach 100 urban local bodies impacting more than 20 million Indians.

How CitySight Works

Our tool, CitySight is built for visionary government leaders and administrators working to plan and run great cities that work for all their citizens.

CitySight is a web-based intelligence tool that administrators use to make cities more equitable.


IDENTIFY priority action areas across 42+ quality of life and governance indicators.


ANALYSE the current state of each indicator in the city in comparison to global benchmarks, and discover root causes of challenges


PRIORITIZE indicators to act upon on basis of urgency, feasibility, visible impact and long term impact.


SOLVE by increasing intra department collaboration and working off global benchmark solutions and best cases.


REPORT verified success stories using data & maps in accordance with central government schemes and benchmarks.

Explore Features

Citysight makes the lives of administrators easier by being:

Map based for ease of use

Map-based user interface with advanced zoom, selection, and search features - CitySight is built for easy, daily use.

Work across jurisdictions

Supports convergence of ULBs/municipalities with other civic authorities - including water boards, police, road transport corporations etc.

Anchored in policy context

Compatible with Govt of India’s urban policies, and has the flexibility to still adapt to state-specific policies.

Track and report success stories

Generate beautiful ppt, pdf, word documents for meetings, reports, and press notes.

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Our Team

Dipika Prasad
Dipika Prasad

Dipika Prasad

Dipika leads strategy & product development. She’s spent 8+ years using technology to drive social change with World Bank, Unilever, Bosch etc. Her work has won recognition from the World Economic Forum & Harvard Kennedy School.

Varun Pawar
Varun Pawar

Varun Pawar

Varun Pawar, Co-Founder: Varun leads partnerships at Lakeer, coming to the team with over 8 years working in impact investing. Varun lead Asia Partnerships for Village Capital- a global early stage impact investment fund for 4 years.

Ankita Nayak
Ankita Nayak
Policy Expert

Ankita Nayak
Policy Expert

Ankita supports Lakeer's expansion to new states- coming into the team with a law degree and over four years of Government relations experience working with leading non-profits like Quest, Janaagraha and Teach For India.

Sagar Tulshan
Sagar Tulshan
Architect & Urban Planner

Sagar Tushal
Architect & Urban Planner

Sagar provides technical inputs on urban planning and design. He is a seasoned architect and founded the open box project. He also worked on the ChurchStreet pedestrianisation & tender sure projects in Bengaluru.

Michael Kevin Victor
Michael Kevin Victor
Technology Lead

Micheal Kevin Victor
Technology Lead

Michael, the CEO of Commutatus, possess rich experience in API development and infrastructure management. His background is in the area of managing platforms and building scalable digital products that transform businesses and conform to the latest technology standards.

Our Advisors

Snajay Purohit
Sanjay Purohit

Chief Curator, Societal Platform


Head of Endowments at Azim Premji Foundation

Ujwal Thakkar
Ujwal Thakkar

Former CEO at Pratham India & Give India

Murali Basavaraju
Murali Basavaraju

Director Engineering at Cisco India

Our Partners & Relationships


Media Coverage

Live mint Hindustan Times Economic Times Indian Express Times of India The hindu business line

Get in touch

We work to make India’s cities more equitable through our city intelligence platform CitySight. Get in touch to find out how we help city administrators make more informed decisions around where to use their limited resources in a thoughtful and citizen-centric way.

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F1, 2nd Floor, Sri Sai Sudha Sadan, Plot No. 215, Kavuri Hills Rd, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033
(+91) 9959048546
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