Financing Urban Local Bodies in Karnataka

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Vidhi's report on financing urban local bodies looks at the legal impediments that restrict urban local bodies in Karnataka from being financially independent. 

The report finds that City Corporations of Benglauru, Mysuru, Mangaluru and Davangere rely heavily on State Government grants and are unable to maximize their revenue potential due to shortcomings in the law. 

Due to limited enforcement capabilities, outdated guidance value, high number of litigation and archaic survey records of properties, City Corporations are unable to maximize their property tax collection. 

Download the full report on Financing Urban Local Bodies in Karnataka