The article discusses different factors that have led to the poor performance ranking of Erode City at the national level on different parameters assessed over the past years and puts forward a few suggestions for improvement.

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Poor Ranking of Erode City

In the last few years, both the State and Central Governments have been sanctioning a huge amount of money for several schemes and programmes aimed at improving essential services provided to its people. Funds were also sanctioned for a few special projects for improving city development through innovative pilot schemes. It would be interesting to look at Erode city’s performance at the national level ranking on different parameters over the years.

In 2010, the Union Ministry of Urban Development had ranked Indian Cities on sanitation with a reference to Review the National Urban Sanitation Policy 2009–2010. Erode city was ranked 60 out of 423 cities. The City scored just 43 out of 100 marks. Other cities of Tamil Nadu that ranked better than Erode were Trichy (6), Chennai13), Alandur (20), Thanjavur (26), Neyveli (31), Thirunalveli (38), Pallavaram (39), Tambaram (40) and Nagercoil (53).

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Chandrasekaran Balakrishnan
Chandrasekaran Balakrishnan
Chandrasekaran Balakrishnan is Research Fellow (Urban Eco-system and Skill Development) with CPPR and associated with our Centre for Urban Studies. Chandrasekaran has been working in the area of public policy for the last 14 years with the Central and State Governments in India, corporates, NGOs and academia. Chandrasekaran has published research articles on development economics—economics of education, vocational education and skills development, economic reforms, liberal vision for India, water management, regional development, city development, etc. He has authored a chapter in Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought, 2014. He has an MA in Economics (University of Madras) and an MPhil in Social Sciences (Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya University, Indore).

1 Comment

  1. T.parthasarathy says:

    Sir when I gone through the article . Actually i have a dought in our country we dont have financial discipline . Every body wasting public money how the government recover the money . Why erode corporations or municipality dont have monitoring system from higher authorities and public also . Actually in our government there is no transparency . What about bureaucratic role hear . If city was not clean public fall into health issues . Actually this fundamental right erode corporation must keep the city clean . As per supreme court judgement ratlam municipality vs vardhichand .our government never implemented court judgements . Because they dont have knowledge anything . They are in good knowledge for corruption . They forget fundamental rights . Who is the responsible for public money . There is not cost of liability recovery from Government official . If it is there definitely all government employees doing job in perfect way .

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