Ans. Municipal Corporation collects property tax, taxes for water and other services, taxes for education and other amenities and entertainment tax.
Ans. Surat came in notice earlier in 1990’s because the city of Surat had a plague scare in 1994 and Surat was one of the dirtiest cities in India.
Ans. Municipal Corporation of the city replaces the broken street lights, collects the garbage, provides water supply and keeps the market clean.
Ans. A city is much bigger than a village and more spread out. A city has crowded markets, many buses and cars, water and electricity facilities, traffic control and hospitals.
Ans. Rehana's mother sent children to Yasmin Khala's house because Rehana's mother thought that she would be the best person to guide them as she had just got retired from the Municipal Corporation.
Ans. There is a big organisation called the Municipal Corporation that takes care of street lights, garbage collection, water supply, keeping the streets and the market clean.
Ans. The work in the city is divided into different departments. So there is the water department, the garbage collection department, a department to look after gardens, another to look after roads.
Ans. He asked Gangabai to get a petition signed by all of the adults in the locality saying that garbage was not being collected. He suggested that taking the local sanitation engineer with them the next day might be a good idea.
Ans. When the problems are within a ward then the people who live in the ward can contact their councillors. For example, if there are dangerous electrical wires hanging down then the local Councillor can help them get in touch with the electricity authority.
Ans. While the Councillor's Committees and the councillors decide on issues, the Commissioner and the administrative staff implement these. The Commissioner and the administrative staff are appointed. Councillors are elected.
Ans. The Municipal Corporation collects money in different ways.
i. Collect property tax as well as taxes for water and other services.
ii. Collect taxes for education and other amenities.
iii. Collect entertainment tax such as tax on cinema tickets.
Ans. All of the Ward Councillors meet and they make a budget and the money is spent according to this. The Ward Councillors try and ensure that the particular demands of their wards are placed before the entire council. These decisions are then implemented by the administrative staff.
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