A Resident Welfare Association (RWA) is a civic body that represents interests of the residents of a specific locality in Indian cities. It is not an official part of the government. An RWA can work well if there is active participation of the members. They take up issues like lighting on roads, cleanliness of roads, safety measures for residents, stray dog problems, water supply problem, etc. Taking an active part and interest in your RWA is a must for every resident. An efficient RWA is necessary in a society to maintain proper security, solve garbage disposal issues, and take care of utility and other services.In a colony, people face a lot of teething problems. Coming together to form an organization and doing your bit for the community is not only important but also necessary because you are an integral part of that community. You will also face the problems others face. If the roads are pitiable, water supply erratic and electric supply irregular, everyone living in the locality will face it and so will you and your family. Hence, by taking avid interest and participating in the community services you are also helping yourself and your family.