Chapter 7 – Urban Administration

Chapter 7 – Urban Administration



Question 1

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


Rehana’s mother told them that Municipal Corporation takes care for replacement of the lights and Yasmin Khala recently retired from Municipal Corporation so can tell better about the person for the maintenance of the street lights.

Question 2

List four ways in which the work of the Municipal Corporation

affects the life of a city-dweller.

  • Disposal of garbage.
  • Supply of Electricity.
  • Supply of drinking water.
  • Maintenance of drainage system.
  • Construction and maintenance of parks, street lights etc.

Question 3

Who is a Municipal Councillor?


A Municipal Councillor is an elected member of committee of Municipal Corporation.

Question 4

What did Gangabai do and why?


Gangabai gathered some women and went to the Ward Councillor shouting some slogans describing the condition of the street. She did that as there was garbage here and there all over the street and this was attracting mosquitoes, flies, dogs and rats in the locality.

Question 5

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


The Municipal Corporation earns money in the form of different taxes:

  • House tax
  • Education tax
  • Hotel or shop tax
  • Movie tax

Question 6