The Right to Information Act (RTI) was passed in 2005 which empowers Indians to ask the Government about anything that concerns them. You can ask questions like why the road outside your house is not repaired or why some facility is polluting your city. The official is under an obligation to respond to your query within a stipulated period.
Now things are amazing on paper. I doubt that information comes so fast and easily. There are a few sites, organisations which assist in this.
Maybe such a wiki like community site would better serve this purpose