Issues impacting daily life in cities, how the local government addresses them, citizen engagement and problem solving.
Did you know that the Prime Minister’s vision of a free-wifi Varanasi faces major disruption because of monkeys that chew up the cables regularly? Or that even the elite in Lutyens’ Delhi have to battle the menace every day? Here’s a look at a pressing urban problem that hardly gets the attention it calls for.
The report submitted by the XV Finance Commission for 2020-21 recommends a substantial increase of close to 30% in grants available to ULBs, but to avail these, they must notify minimum rates of property tax, show improvement in revenue and submit audited accounts. Take a look at the detailed recommendations.