Kasturirangan Committee

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November, 2007
Panel will chisel out city’s growth strategy
ToI via bangalorebuzz

Noted space scientist and Rajya Sabha member K Kasturirangan will head the expert committee constituted by the Karnataka government to suggest strategies to ensure planned growth of the city under Greater Bangalore. The committee will work on a new comprehensive law that will deal with the development and regulation of the Bangalore Metropolitan Region (BMR) that has been witnessing rapid economic and demographic growth.

Members of the Kasturirangan committee
K Kasturirangan,
scientist and Rajya Sabha member
A Ravindra former chief secretary and deputy chairman of the State Planning Board ,
Samuel Paul Public Affairs Centre chairman,
S Sadagopan founder-director of International Institute for Information Technology-Bangalore and
Sivaramakrishanan retired bureaucrat .

Guidelines for the committee
* Review the administrative structure and legal framework operative within the BMR. This includes appraisal of the role and functional responsibilities of urban local bodies.
* To make recommendations regarding the structure of the new legal framework for governance in the BMR which will cover all ULBs and also other organisations such as BDA, BMRDA, BWSSB.
* Spell out the coordination mechanism and accountability of such bodies.
* Recommend alternative models for effective governance in accordance with the tenets of the 74 Constitutional Amendment Bill.
* Refer the recommendations of the committee on Urban Management of Bangalore (1997) and suggest those that can be adopted with or without modifications.