Urban issues, reforms and way forward in India

India has to improve its urban areas to achieve objectives of economic development. However, urban governance and management of the services is far from satisfactory. In this context, the Government has launched a reform-linked urban investment program, JNNURM. The paper has analysed urban trends, projected population, service delivery, institutional arrangements, municipal finances, innovative financing, etc. It has also described status of JNNURM. As per population projection for 2026, level of urbanization would be different in various states. India

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