Indian cities are crying for better governance3 min read . Updated: 07 Dec 2015, 01:18 AM IST
The country is engaged in a bittersweet negotiation with urbanization
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Japan, the US and China, his busy schedule included meetings with Daisaku Kadokawa, Bill de Blasio and Yang Xiong, respectively—the mayors of the cities of Kyoto, New York and Shanghai, respectively. On the other hand, most of the residents of Indian cities don’t even know the names of their mayors. With such weak city-level institutions, it is not a coincidence that Indian cities find themselves in the morass that they are in.
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