ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Urbanisation

Did the Implementation of GST Hurt Municipal Finances?

The revenue sources of urban local governments are too small to meet their expenditure needs. Own source revenue generation of ULGs is weak and the increasing dependency on transfers from the higher governments has declined the autonomy of municipalities. The goods and services tax has adversely affected municipal finance. The extent of loss due to implementing GST is examined and ways to streamline municipal finance in India are proposed.

How Smart Are Indian Smart Cities?

This paper deals with the components of a “smart city” and the governmental actions required for their sustainability. It aims at analysing the perception of the people towards the smart city project and gauges their understanding of its components based on a purposive sampling method. It has been found that on all fronts of the smart city components, the general public were not satisfied with the facilities available and a majority of public representatives were not well versed with the concept of the smart city, therefore, widening the gap between the assurance of the provision of facilities and its actual implementation.

Dietary Diversity during COVID-19 in India

The article reports the findings on the changing dietary patterns of Indian households during COVID-19, based on an analysis of the Consumer Pyramids Household Survey. The impact of the pandemic on diet composition was most severe for the poor and the deprived, who substituted inferior cereals for expensive cereals and spent lower amounts on nourishing foods such as fruits and vegetables.

Managing Urban Floods

As cities and regions around the world are getting incorporated into the globalisation and urbanisation processes, they simultaneously exhibit characteristics that are more diverse and complex due to the relations of their local and regional bases. It holds for many Indian cities, which are restructuring themselves under the process of urbanisation, but with their unique regional–cultural aspects or dimensions.