Annual survey of India's city-systems 2014

Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship & Democracy released the 2nd Edition of the Annual Survey of India's City-Systems (ASICS). ASICS 2014 is an objective benchmarking exercise of Indian cities and undoubtedly the most comprehensive evaluation of Urban India. Covering 21 cities, the survey throws up interesting insights on citizen participation, public services, powers of municipal corporations, transparency in governance and urban planning in India’s leading cities. The survey included 83 questions covering 115 parameters that define the functioning and policy framework. It evaluated cities on four aspects of the City-Systems framework-Urban Planning and Design, Urban Capacities and Resources, Empowered and Legitimate Political Representation and Transparency, Accountability and Participation.