Q21. List the types of taxes collected by Municipal Corporation.
Municipal Corporation collects property tax, taxes for water and other
services, taxes for education and other amenities and entertainment tax.
Q22. Surat came in notice earlier in 1990’s. Why?
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.
Q23. Name the local governing body that replaces the broken
street lights, collects the garbage, provides water supply and keeps the market
Municipal Corporation of the city replaces the broken street lights, collects
the garbage, provides water supply and keeps the market clean.
Q24. Describe ‘a city’.
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
Q25. Who sent children to Yasmin Khala's house and why?
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.
Q26. Who takes care of street lights, garbage collection, water
supply, keeping the streets and the market clean in big city?
There is a big organisation called the Municipal Corporation that takes care of
street lights, garbage collection, water supply, keeping the streets and the
Q27. The work in the city is divided into different departments.
Write few departments of the Municipal Corporation.
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.
Q28. What was suggested by Ward Councillor to Gangabai?
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.
Q29. When do the local people contact their councillors?
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
Q30. Differentiate between the Ward Commissioner and Ward
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.
Q31. How does the Municipal Corporation get its money?
Municipal Corporation collects money in different ways.
Collect property tax as well as taxes for
water and other services.
Collect taxes for education and other
Collect entertainment tax such as tax on
Q32. Describe the role of Ward Councillors.
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.