publication . Preprint . 2012

Metropolitan City Finances in India: Options for A New Fiscal Architecture

Roy Bahl;
Open Access
  • Published: 03 Dec 2012
Abstract
India will face great problems in finding a way to finance public services in its large cities in the next two decades. Backlogs in service levels and infrastructure are already great, and migration to urban areas will put even more pressure on state and local government budgets. Metropolitan cities have an economic base of significant size, but have not been empowered to tap this revenue potential. State governments have more ability to reach a buoyant tax base, and to borrow, but must also use these resources to provide statewide services and to tend to the servicing needs of poorer local governments. The Indian Constitution poses significant constraints on th...
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acm: ComputerApplications_MISCELLANEOUS
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