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DMK joined hands with BJP, Didn’t Karunanidhi have an alliance with that party?" she had said DMK was part of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre between 1999 and 2003 PTI Written by KC Sivaramakrishnan | Updated: May 14 2014 11:00 am As urban India expands the most important challenge is to find jobs preferably in the organised manufacturing sector Related News Relief has finally arrived for a people bewildered and bemused by the long and cacophonic electioneering Voter turnout has been high compared to previous elections The 70 odd constituencies which are patently urban saw large increases from 2009: 22 per cent in Vadodara 18 per cent in Patna and Agra 15 per cent in Jabalpur Across the country the turnout in urban constituencies has gone up to an average of 63 per cent compared to 53 per cent earlier Does this represent a change in an urban electorate long regarded as indifferent Is this part of the churning in the Indian polity and a change in the demand side of expectations If so are our newly elected leaders prepared to deal with them For the first time the manifestos of the Congress and the BJP refer explicitly to urban issues Both want to build 100 “smart” cities Congress has also promised to revisit the domain of mayors and municipal chairpersons Our MPs long used to nursing their rural constituencies with government largesse while living comfortably in cities are beginning to realise that urban India is a political reality which they have not bothered to understand so far “Smart” cities is a superficial answer to India’s urban problems A city does not become “smart” merely by tacking on that label In the first three decades after Independence India built more than a hundred new towns — steel plant towns like Durgapur Bhilai and Rourkela administrative centres like Chandigarh Bhubaneswar and Gandhinagar project towns like Neyveli and Barauni and many others As of 2001 the sum total of the population of all these new towns did not even add up to 5 per cent of the annual increment to India’s urban population New settlements adjoining existing metropolitan cities such as Navi Mumbai Noida or Gurgaon have fared better In all these locations the people have prevailed over the plans In the last 10 years India’s urban population has grown from 266 to 377 million The slum population has also increased Counting the slum population is like shooting the rapids on the Ganga: you can go up to a high of 93 million or a low of 68 Urban and slum growth has occurred across the country Notwithstanding the fratricidal quarrels in Andhra Pradesh Nalgonda in Telangana has grown from 110000 to 290000 Khammam has gone up from 160000 to 380000 In Ongole the figures are 150000 in 2001 to 413000 in 2011 None of these medium size towns makes the claim that they are “smart” nor do the several hundred across the country As urban India expands inexorably the most important challenge as economist Arvind Panagariya rightly stresses is to find jobs preferably in the organised manufacturing sector Much of India’s urban economy is characterised by the unorganised sector As of 2005-06 the number of persons engaged in organised manufacturing was about 697000 in Gujarat compared to 13 million in the unorganised sector In Maharashtra the figure is 103 million against 25 million As for services the numbers are 870000 in the organised sector compared to the 17 million who are in the unorganised sector Our cities need to do a myriad things to help create jobs for the expanding urban labour force “Smart” cities may help them perform better but they will not produce many jobs Who is in charge of our cities remains an unanswered question Unlike the 73rd constitutional amendment on panchayats the 74th amendment has very few champions While periodic elections complete with the bells and whistles of reservation happen the political accountability of elected representatives is still a far cry The reason is that these representatives have no executive authority and therefore have the luxury of interference without responsibility Whether in Delhi or in Bangalore our mayors continue to be “one-year wonders” Direct elections are frowned upon in many states though they have a reasonable record in Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh The functional and financial domain of our cities and towns is constantly eroded Parastatals without public accountability continue to handle expensive and glittering projects favoured by the political and business elite Land use planning with even a semblance of equity has disappeared from the municipal agenda The state leadership has arrogated to itself a superior wisdom and ensured that the voice of the people is heard only once in five years But the words “pehle paani phir Advani” heard in Gandhinagar in the 1999 elections will come back to haunt us It is both a trap and an opportunity MPs can allow themselves to be portrayed as local problem-solvers or they can collaborate with the local bodies to work out a more enduring process The challenge is of political maturity not mere electoral eloquence The writer is chairman of the board Centre for Policy Research New Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 16 2017 5:06 am MP Kirron Kher Related News IN A ray of hope for industrialists of Chandigarh the Ministry of Urban Development has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs asking it to act on the long-pending demand of converting leasehold plots to freehold ones The issue is now expected to be sorted out within a few months Sources said MHA has been told by the MoUD that the Chandigarh residents may not be deprived of this right and action may be taken immediately An intimation of the same was sent to the Chandigarh administration as well MP Kirron Kher had been pursuing this issue with the Centre since long President of Industries Association of Chandigarh President Arun Mahajan said he got to know about this development on Saturday evening “At least there has been some development in all these years We had no hope at all We have been raising this demand for years” said Mahajan Affecting more than 1500 leasehold industrial plots of the 2100 plots in all the industrialists had been demanding the conversion of leasehold industrial plots into freehold property in Industrial Area phases I and II as it would help revive industry apart from generate one-time revenue in the form of conversion fee On the lines of Delhi the industrialists have been demanding conversion of their leasehold plots on the basis of fixed rates for the original owners and holders of general power of attorney (GPA) It was in 1970 that Phase I and Phase II of the Industrial Area were carved out on 1475 acres These two phases have 2100 small-scale one large and seven medium-scale industrial units The sites were originally allotted on leasehold basis on a 99-year lease to which industrialists and plot owners have demanded that they should be converted into freehold sites For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsA probe being conducted by the Shamli district administration into the alleged migration from Kairana has found that in the list of 346 families who had apparently left the region 188 had left over five years ago A home department spokesman said that on verification of the list of 346 families provided by BJP MP Hukum Singh it was found that 66 families had left Kairana 10 years ago It was also found that 60 families were living elsewhere for reasons relating to education employment health or others the spokesman said As many as 28 families mentioned in the list are still residing in Kairana the spokesman said The spokesman also added that names of seven families have been mentioned in the list twice and five who were on government service have left the town after retirement Representational image Reuters The inquiry has however found that in three cases the families had faced ‘rangdari’ threats and police took timely action Some cases of Muslim families leaving Kairana and moving elsewhere in search of livelihood and education have also come to light the spokesman said A DNA report also said that another list compiled by locals had been handed over to the district magistrate and contains names of 45 Muslim residents who had also left Kairana The report further said that the compilers of the list also claimed that another 145 Muslims had left Kairana in the last few years which they will mention in their second list to the district magistrate "Our aim is not to tell the administration that Muslim families have been forced to leave but to simply let the world know that migration of both communities has been taking place in Kairana for the last 10-15 years There are number of reasons behind migration and crime is not the only one" the report quoted one of the compilers of the list as saying On the other hand Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said BJP does not want to "communalise or polarise" the UP elections but the state government must address the issue if there is "even some evidence of migration" from Kairana "We don’t want in anyway to communalise or polarise the election but if there is even some evidence of migration taking place from Kairana it’s an important issue that the state government there must address it" Jaitley told Times Now Asked about the statements being made by some BJP leaders from the region Jaitley said "At the end of the day whatever statements are made in public domain are in public domain" On Friday BJP MLA Sangeet Som had led a rally in Kairana where prohibitory orders are in place Atul Pradhan of the Samajwadi Party had also led a similar rally Both politicians the report added did not have permission to hold the rallies and were stopped Som who led the ‘Nirbhay’ yatra was stopped around two km from his parliamentary constituency Sardana Pradhan’s ‘Sadhbhavna’ rally saw 500 people who set out from Meerut to Kairana Som had then issued an ultimatum to the UP government and had asked it to ensure that people who migrated were brought back On Thursday the Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya had said that besides the problem of law and order it was the terror faced by a section of the society which led to the alleged Hindu migration in Kairana He had also said that the district administration failed to check migration because of "government pressure" and that the report of the probe team sent by BJP to conduct an on-the-spot assessment of the large scale migration will be handed over to Governor Ram Naik on Friday (With inputs from PTI) New Delhi: Traffic snarls were witnessed in several parts of the national capital in the peak morning hours on Monday when the second phase of odd-even scheme faced its litmus test with all offices schools and other institutions resuming after an extended weekend Long tailbacks were reported in south Delhi areas including Khanpur the Mehrauli-Badarpur road Delhi Cantonment and Dhaula Kuan between 8 AM and 9 AMTraffic in Delhi PTI Within a few hours congestion was also witnessed at the stretch between IGI Airport and Vasant Vihar National Highway 8 and the underpass at Dwarka a traffic official said adding that roads near Tara apartments in south Delhi’s Alaknanda were also crammed by 10 AM Meanwhile severe congestion in the stretch between Laxminagar in east Delhi and central Delhi’s ITO junction continued till noon Commuters passing through west Delhi areas including Nangloi Naraina and Mayapuri flyover also had a hard time with traffic thrown out-of-gear in the rush hours he said A senior Delhi Traffic Police official said that around 2000 personnel were deployed on the roads to ensure full implementation of the scheme and control the flow of traffic wherever severe jams were reported As many as 152 people were fined by the police for violation of the odd-even norms till 1 AM today with the highest cases reported in eastern and southern parts of the city The real test for the second phase of the odd-even scheme in the national capital was today the first full working day since the road-rationing measure was rolled out in the city on 15 April The second phase of the scheme was rolled out on the day of Ram Navami a public holiday followed by the weekend Under the fortnight-long scheme private cars having odd registration numbers can ply only on odd dates and the even numbers on even dates subject to a set of exemptions which include VIPs women school going children medical emergencies commercial vehicles and CNG cars The rules whose violation attract a penalty of Rs 2000 under provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act are applicable between 8 AM and 8 PM except on Sundays PTI For all the latest Sports News, Guptill and Tom Latham (42) then combined for 99 runs.

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