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State of Urban Services in India's Cities
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State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

Abstract

Given the primacy of public service delivery for cities to become engines of growth, this book answers two critical questions. Does low spending explain the state of poor public service delivery? How can Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) have access to greater resources so as to enable them to improve public service delivery? Using case studies of four cities — Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, and Bangalore — the book examines urban services such as water supply, sewerage, sanitation, solid waste management, municipal roads, and street lighting. It compares the state of these services with international no ... More

Keywords: public services, services delivery, Urban Local Bodies, urbanization, urban services, urban land

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198065388
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065388.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kala Seetharam Sridhar, author
Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore

A. Venugopala Reddy, author
Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore

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