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Video: The Cities We Need towards India@2047 | Panel Discussion | Action Aid India & IMPRI | IIC Annex

The Cities We Need towards India@2047 | A Panel Discussion | Action Aid India & IMPRI | IIC Annex ActionAid Association India, and IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, invites you to A Panel Discussion on The Cities…

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Video: India’s G20 Presidency & the Urban Agenda for Developing Countries | Panel Discussion | IIC Annexe

India’s G20 Presidency & the Urban Agenda for Developing Countries | A Panel Discussion | Action Aid India & IMPRI | IIC Annexe ActionAid Association India, and IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, invite you to A Panel…

Cities and Union Budget 2023-24

IMPRI Centre for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute conducted a panel discussion on Cities and the Union Budget 2023-24 on 7 February 2023 under the IMPRI 3rd Annual Series of Thematic Deliberations and Analysis of Union Budget 2023-24, as part of IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk. The chair for the discussion was Dr Rumi Aijaz, Senior Fellow and Head, Urban Policy Research Initiative, Observer Research Foundation, India. The session was moderated by Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Associate Professor, Visva Bharati, Santi Niketan; Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI.
Union Budget 2023- 24: Impact on Urban India & Local Governance

Budget 2023-24: Impact on Urban India & Local Governance

This year’s budget is a bag of misplaced government spending priorities and misses some crucial challenges facing urban development. The last full Union budget of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government continues to be plagued with the idea that “the private capital will ameliorate some of the basic problems of India and that large capital-intensive technologies will usher in development, including inclusive development.” How fallacious is this argument? We have seen this in the past three decades. The structural difference brought in by Manmohan Singh’s budget in 1991 was to “shift India’s economy away from the hands of the government to the hands of private enterprise, and embraced free trade.
Cities and 'Triple Engine' Sarkaar

Cities and ‘Triple Engine’ Sarkaar

For cities to develop it is essential that decision-making power is given to the local administration — holistic and sustainable city-specific development cannot happen in a top-down approach where the Centre or state decides. A prerequisite for development is uniformity in the governance structures from top to bottom. This is what Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while inaugurating a metro project in Mumbai on January 19. He called upon the people of Mumbai to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the municipal corporation elections, which are long overdue. He exhorted that the ‘triple engine’ governance model — the Centre, the state, and the Mumbai corporation — should be run directly or in partnership with the BJP for the development in the metro city.