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Local Government in India by Pardeep Sachdeva

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Special Purpose Urban Authorities

Urban local governments mainly comprise municipal corporations and municipal councils to administer the local affairs and provide civic amenities for the well-being of the citizens of their respective areas. The former are constituted by the state governments concerned for bigger towns having a minimum population of three lakh and the latter for cities/towns that are not too big. These are periodically elected on the basis of adult franchise and perform the functions assigned to them under the statutes. But there also exist some other urban institutions in the municipal areas that are required to perform some of the municipal functions like improvement and development of the towns, housing, water supply, sewage ...

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