ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Decentralised Urban Governance in India

The objective of this paper is to analyse the impact of decentralisation on the mechanism for financing urban basic services in India, for which a decentralisation index is constructed. Analysis reveals that developed states, and larger cities/towns were the major destinations for domestic institutional funds and external assistance. The approach of full cost recovery and the imposition of strict financial discipline on state governments by the Reserve Bank of India will result in the further concentration of funds in these areas.

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