Financing Urban Infrastructure in India

The primary objective of this study is to provide an overview of financing urban infrastructure in India. The design of this detailed study incorporates - preparing an inventory of available studies, preparing representative descriptions of urban finance by local bodies, evaluating innovative resources of finances, recommending rationalization of existing major sources of finance, evaluating the urban financial role of state and parastatal bodies, differentiating institutional finance by large and small urban areas and lastly evaluating the extent and mode of private sector participation.

The study includes a national overview as well as case studies of Bangalore, Visakhapatnam, Aurangabad and Mangalore. The national overview provides the aggregate perspective on urbanisation trends, the level of urban infrastructure services, the institutional arrangement and financing mechanisms.