Urban Public Services: Pricing and Subsidy Component
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Book ID : 30224
ISBN-10 : 81-7629-824-7 / 8176298247
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7629-824-7 / 9788176298247
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
xvi, 377p., Figs., Tables, Maps, App., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Section I: Introduction; Profile of towns; Municipal Income and Expenditure; Public Health and security services; Section II: Infrastructure services; Environmental Improvement services; Section III: Subsidy component in Urban services.
The services, which the people do enjoy, are not adequately paid. Even a half of the cost incurred by municipal bodies on services like water supply is not recovered from the consumers. Obviously, urban services are heavily subsidized. The book makes an in-depth examination of the subsidy component by raising a variety of question. Important among such questions are: Is there some basis for distribution of subsidies on urban services? Was there any social and or spatial discrimination in their distribution? And what should be the rational approach to the subsidy element in the provision of urban services? The book divided in three sections and eight chapters deals comprehensively with municipal income and expenditure, examines expenditure on and income from various services rendered by municipal bodies to chum out the subsidy component in sequential order. Finally, it examines the different approaches to rationalize the subsidy component on urban services before making suggestions on the issue.