Strengthening Finances of Municipal Governments

June 2021

This paper reviews the existing sources of municipal finances in India. It attempts to assess the need for adequate and predictable financial resources to enable municipal governments to fulfill their mandate of various services and functions assigned to them. This paper is prepared for the National Faecal Sludge and Septage Management Alliance as an input to the White Paper on ‘Strengthening Municipal Governments for Improved Urban Services.'