India is a federal republic and the Constitution makers chose to empower the states with plenary legislative powers in a large number of matters. The State of Karnataka is one of the most diverse states of India with each region differing from the other in not just language, culture and history, but also levels of social and economic development. Since 2017, Vidhi Karnataka has been engaging with the Karnataka State Government on issues of urban development, municipal governance, judicial reforms, and law and technology. The Vidhi Karnataka office is also carrying out independent research on the same areas, as also the environment, wildlife, social welfare and police reforms.