Rs 260 crore for GIS mapping of urban local bodies in Maharashtra

By Accommodation Times Bureau The state cabinet on May 16 sanctioned Rs 260 crore for GIS mapping (Geographic Information System) of all the C and D municipal corporations, councils and Nagar Panchayats in the state. There are 17 corporations and 350 councils and Nagar Panchayats. The mapping is necessary to enable these urban  bodies to earn

3,784 urban areas to be converted into statutory Urban Local Bodies

By Accommodation Times News Services Ministry of Urban Development has asked 28 States to take immediate and necessary action to convert 3,784 Census Towns into statutory Urban Local Bodies to promote planned urban development. Shri Rajiv Gauba, Secretary (Urban Development) in a letter to the Chief Secretaries of these States has highlighted

World Bank Study on Urban Local Bodies and infrastructure

By Accommodation Times Bureau The World Bank in its Study ‘Synthesis Study of Public Financial Management and Accountability (PFMA) in Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)’ of March 2007 has mentioned that most ULBs and State Legislations in the country need to be more people centric and need to evolve to focus on

Urban Local Bodies reforms programmes

The main thrust of the urban renewal under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission(JNNURM) is to ensure improvement in urban governance so that Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and parastatal agencies become financially sound with enhanced credit rating and ability to access market capital for undertaking new programmes and expansion of

Urban Local Bodies reforms programmes

The main thrust of the urban renewal under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission(JNNURM) is to ensure improvement in urban governance so that Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and parastatal agencies become financially sound with enhanced credit rating and ability to access market capital for undertaking new programmes and expansion of

Local Bodies urges to change funding pattern for Smart City Projects

By Accommodation Times Bureau The 15th Finance Commission started its deliberations with the representatives of various Urban Local Bodies here at Shimla on September 25. Himachal Pradesh being a hilly State, less industrialized, having the less income generation capacity and very high debt on the State, all these issues need special consideration by