Maybe a time has come to disenfranchise people.
An proactive development module was conducted by Ms. Wilma Mankiller in the US.
She asked the marginalized Cherokee clan what they wanted. The first few meetings were no show and the few who came complained. When she persisted she realized that tge need of the community was not another on paper program for drop out kids or any other thing but a systemic plumbing system, which when laid would allow the kids to have bath in clean water. Unlike the polluted stream that they used now.
Govt. support was a distant dream, but the community decided to take it head on, they planned and each family took on the responsibility of one mile of piping and the need filled the govt. aid did come, but no construction support came by. The community had a pipe laying relay and they completed their project.
This worked in many ways, the Cherokees worked with whites, the community bonding occurred. More importantly the community self esteem and sense of achievement turned on.. this built the precedent for the community at Bell to sit address their needs and work towards it, without waiting for govt. hand outs. The senior citizens home, Cherokee cultural center have all come up.
Maybe it is time to look at creative leadership and a good organization skill.
Particularly in India, where years of fighting aggressors has lefts tired and our self esteem battered.