Chapter

Comparison of Cities

Samuel Paul, Kala Seetharam Sridhar, A. Venugopala Reddy and Pavan Srinath

in The State of Our Cities

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780198080381
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081622 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198080381.003.0002
Comparison of Cities

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This chapter compares the 15 cities of Karnataka selected for this study, along the following themes: governance (organizational features, elected bodies, staffing); demographics (population, density patterns, labour force, literacy rate, social composition); economy (economic base, credit disbursed, investment flows); resources and finances (revenues, tax collections, capital expenditures); physical and commercial infrastructure (number of bank branches, road length, residential and commercial buildings transport, street lights, vehicles); education (schools and colleges); essential services (water supply, sewerage, solid waste, electricity); urban poverty (slums and access to sanitation); quality of life (air quality, water quality, recreation, lung space); and public security and safety (crimes such as murder and theft, mortalities/injuries in road accidents).

Keywords: Karnataka; cities; governance; demographics; urban poverty; finances; public security; infrastructure; services

Chapter.  14533 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Economics

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