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Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and the Issues of Urban Governance

Received: 29 September 2022    Accepted: 21 November 2022    Published: 27 December 2022
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The entire developing world is witness to an unprecedented shift of human settlement to the cities. While India’s population remains substantially rural, it is emerging as one of the fastest urbanizing countries in the world and has already a staggering large urban population of around 285 million. The economic base of the nation through expanding industries, trade, commerce and services has already shifted to urban centers. Cities have strongly emerged as the prime engines of Indian economy and generators of national wealth. Even though the level of urbanization is relatively low in India, the contribution of urban economy to national economic structure is significantly high. It is realized that handling of urban development is a very delicate issue and has to be strategically operated. Thus, it can be seen that urban India is facing a challenge. Cities must cope with great numbers of people, plan to provide them services, find resources to meet needs of maintaining infrastructure, respond to urbanization and poverty. Solving these complex problems is the goal of good urban governance. It envisages improving the quality of life in cities through improved local governance by reinventing the city as an inclusive city. Such a city provides space and voice to its stakeholders through inclusive decision-making, since decision-making is the heart of urban governance.

Published in Journal of Political Science and International Relations (Volume 5, Issue 4)
DOI 10.11648/j.jpsir.20220504.16
Page(s) 133-146
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Keywords

Urban Governance, BBMP, Structure, Working, KMC Act, Ward Committee Act, Problems of Citizens in Bengaluru, Jannagraha Recommendations

References
[1] Notification, BBMP Website, http://bbmp.gov.in/historyofbbmp.html
[2] The Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act, 1976.
[3] The Karnataka Municipal Corporation Rules, 1977.
[4] Sandeep Anirudhan, The BBMP bill – an opportunity to redefine city government? https://bengaluru.citizenmatters.in/bbmp-bill-bengaluru-governance-swaraj-ecology-planning-ward-committees-opinion-53076
[5] ASICS Report http://www.janaagraha.org/asics/report/ASICS-report-2017-fin.pdf
[6] Annual Administrative Report, Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, Bangalore, Government of Karnataka, 003 to 2004.
[7] Presentation by Janaagraha Team, IIPA-KRB: Webinar on-Implementation of the 74th Constitutional Amendment in Karnataka, Tines: Dec 5, 2020, 03:45 PM, India
[8] Citizens’ Budget 2017-18: A Partnership for a better Bengaluru, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, Bengaluru, http://www.janaagraha.org
[9] The Karnataka Municipal Corporation (Seventy Fourth Amendment) Act, 1992.
[10] Citizens’ Budget 2018-19: A Partnership for a better Bengaluru, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, Bengaluru, http://www.janaagraha.org
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  • Department of Political Science, Government First Grade College, Bengaluru University, Ramanagara, India

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