The present Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department came in to being in Secretariat in year 1916 in the name ‘Local and Municipal Department’ . It comprised of Local, Municipal, Plague, Medical and Legislative Branches.
This enormous increase in the urban population has placed tremendous responsibility on the Government to provide civic services of a high order so as to maintain and improve the quality of urban life. Apart from planning the growth of the urban centres, Government have to seriously consider arresting the degradation of urban environment due to the increasing pressure of the population so that the urban areas do not degenerate into urban slums.
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