ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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A Continuing Tale of Deficiency

India’s Cities without Ownership

The 74th Constitution Amendment Act envisaged urban local bodies as “institutions of self-government” with empowered mayors; however, this is scarcely followed. The lack of a single point of authority with clear ownership is derailing our cities as this institutional arrangement does not allow for a single point of accountability. The challenges around creating empowered and legitimate city leaders in India are examined and a way forward is charted out.



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