State Governments and ULBs have initiated reform processes to improve the level of financial sustainability, urban governance and service delivery. These success stories are being encouraged by the MoUD through various initiatives like the National Urban Water Awards and the JNNURM Awards to the Cities. These urban initiatives are also being documented for horizontal learning among cities.
This third best practices report is another stepping stone in the process. This document has covered the success stories of various state ULBs from Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. These are select Best Practices that are structured in the standard format as developed under PEARL.