Urban Administration - Class 6 Civics - Extra Questions

Why did the children go to Yasmin Khala's house?

Who is a Municipal Councillor?

List four ways in which the work of the Municipal Corporation affects the life of a city-dweller.

Several poor people in the city work as domestic servants as well as work for the Corporation, keeping the city clean. Yet the slums in which they live are quite filthy. This is because these slums seldom have any water and sanitation facilities. The reason often given by the Municipal Corporation is that the land in which the poor have set up their homes does not belong to them and that slum-dwellers do not pay taxes. However, people living in middle class neighbourhoods pay very little in taxes compared to the amount of money the corporation spends on them in setting up parks, street lighting facilities, regular garbage collection etc. Also as you read in this chapter, the property taxes collected by the Municipality makes up only 25-30 percent of its money. Why do you not think it is important that the Corporation should spend more money on slum localities? Why is it important that the Municipal Corporation provide the poor in the city with the same facilities that the rich get?

Discuss in the two photographs you see different ways of collecting and disposing garbage.
(i) Which way do you think provides safety to the person disposing garbage?
(ii) What are the dangers of collecting garbage in the manner shown in the first photograph?
(iii) Why do you think that proper ways of disposing garbage are not available to those who work in municipalities?

What did Gangabai do and why?

Name two departments of the Municipal Corporation.

What types of taxes people have to pay?

What did you understand by voters list?

How does the Municipal Corporation earn the money to do its work?

Who takes decisions like where a park or a new hospital should go?

How does the Municipal Corporation get its money?

How can common people keep their streets clean?

What did the Ward Councillor advise Gangabai?

Whose duty is it to replace the streetlights?

What had children done to the street light?

Who was Yasmin Khala?

Class 6 Civics Extra Questions