Lucknow Municipal Corporation / Nagar Nigam Lucknow
Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. It is the 2nd largest city in UP after Delhi and is a metropolitan city situated on the north-western bank of River Gomti. Since Indian independence, the city of Lucknow has developed tremendously into being a major commercial hub of the country.
The Lucknow Municipal Corporation is a local governing body that was formed by the state government in the year of 1884. However, it used to be known as municipal board of Lucknow during those eras. Things changed after India got its Independence and it came to be known as Lucknow Municipal Corporation during the 1950s. This local governing body is responsible for planning and development of several civic community and infrastructure within different parts of the city. The Nagar Nigam is concerned with providing local amenities to the citizens. Have a look at some of its major functions -
Maintenance & development of roads, subways, bridges, and flyovers
Spreading green environment concept
Developing the slums into better living zones for backward classes
Construction of health units, schools, and food canteens
Garbage disposal unit at every part of the city
Providing sufficient water and electricity facility
Free education with meal and clothes to poverty ridden children up to 12 years
Apart from these social services, the Lucknow Nagar Nigam is concentrating on preserving the city heritage structure and buildings. The municipality is responsible for issuing of birth and death certificate to city residents. This policy helps in maintaining a record on the population growth rate.
The city development plan (CDP) is a project undertaken by LMC in association with JNNURM. The main purpose of this project is to offer a through city assessment. This is required for development of the Lucknow city in the near future. There is a 3 tier strategy to be implanted under this plan:
Infrastructure & service delivery improvement
Basic services to urban poor
Institutional & governance reforms
The CDP formulation procedure was carried out after consulting the entire stakeholders associated with this project. One on one discussion session with every stakeholder was carried out.
Under the three-tier strategy, major issues to be focused and services offered include:
Sewerage and Sanitation
Solid Waste Management
Another project undertaken by LMC is city GIS mapping. The municipality will conduct a detailed GIS mapping of the city. This will help in locating any area within the city through internet. It is also a part of JNNURM program. Funding for this project is being provided by Central Government.
Nagar Nigam Lucknow
Triloknath Marg, Lalbagh, Lucknow – 26001
Phone: + (91)-(522)-2230186, 2620199, 2620198
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