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Urban Administration in India (Experience of Fifty Years)

U.B. Singh (Editor)
Synopsis Urban Administration in India has attracted the attention of policy formulators, planners, administrators, sociologists and academia in recent few witnessing a fall in growth in urban population, the concentration of population in larger urban areas has resulted into an urban chaos. The uncontrolled, unplanned and haphazard growth of urban centers if leading to great pressure on urban services, mushrooming of habitations with inhuman surroundings, degradation in environment, polluted air, water and noise. The cities are becoming inhabitable decade after decade. The institutional mechanism has either failed to cope with the situation or become weak and inefficient. The people are more vocal and demanding but less responsible and civil. The irreversible trend of urbanization warrants sustainable interventions. The first fifty years of Independence have faced many ups and downs in the sphare of urban administration. The historic 74th Amendment to the Country’s Constitution was a major policy directive enacted during the period. This harbinger effort is a turning point in the life and functioning of urban local government. The volume makes an assessment of strategies for administering the urban areas in the country.
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About the author

U.B. Singh

U.B. Singh, M.P.A., Ph.D. (Human Resource Development), D. Litt. (Time Management) till recently at the faculty of the Regional Centre for Urban & Environmental Studies of the University of Lucknow (for more than 18 years) is a Reader in the Department of Public Administration of the Mizoram University (a Central University), based at Aizawal. He has been to University College London, U.K. on Fellowship under Colombo Plan and to Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok under the UNDP sponsorship. He has to his credit more than 50 research papers contributed to various journals of repute; about two dozen research studies; participation in national and international seminars / conferences, besides authoring more than a dozen books including Human Resource Development, Urban Local Government, functioning of Urban Government in South India, Urban Governance in North East Region, Administrative System in India, Fiscal Federalism in Indian Union, assessing Training Needs in Urban Administration to name a few. He has successfully edited a number of volumes including Revitalised Urban Administration in India. Privatisatioin of Municipal Services in India etc. As a unique combination of a teacher, trainer and researcher, Dr. Singh is associated with many academic institutes and societies. He has been on the advisory committees and on committees for farming municipal Acts in Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal. He has directed a number of executive development programmes for urban officials belonging to various north and north eastern states.

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Bibliographic information

Title Urban Administration in India (Experience of Fifty Years)
Author U.B. Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186771514
length xxiv+289p., Tables; Index; 23cm.