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The State of Our Cities: Evidence from Karnataka

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


Cities in Karnataka, as in India, suffer from inadequate data and information, which has undermined their ability and that of analysts and policymakers to comprehend the complex forces shaping cities and to develop and implement effective urban policies. Given the importance of cities in Karnataka’s economic growth and development, the book undertakes a review of 15 major cities. While it is clear that no existing studies present the state of cities in India’s context, not collecting this information has disastrous consequences for cities, since they would not be in a position to understand th ... More

Keywords: Karnataka, urban sector, cities, governance, demographics, infrastructure, public services, quality of life, service delivery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198080381
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198080381.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samuel Paul, author
Founder, Public Affairs Centre (PAC), Bangalore

Kala Seetharam Sridhar, author
Head, Public Policy Research Group, PAC

A. Venugopala Reddy, author
Senior Programme Officer, PAC