Urban Local Government and Environmental Management in Bangladesh: A Study on Chunarughat Paurashava

31 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2012

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Mohammad Shahjahan Chowdhury

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology

Purnendu Deb

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST)

Date Written: January 22, 2012

Abstract

Urban local government is a vital part for the delivery of services to people. Along with other responsibilities, urban local government in Bangladesh is also responsible for environmental management. This study aims to identify the role of Paurashavas (which are administrative units at every municipality composed of elected members) in protecting a healthy and clean environment. Examining Chunarughat Paurashava, the study finds that Paurashavas have an important role in environmental management such as garbage collection, waste disposal, sewerage construction, public park protection, and so on. However, the provision of these kinds of services is hindered by various lacks, like infrastructure, logistic support, trained manpower, and funds, as well as peoples’ participation. The study makes various recommendations to overcome these problems.

Keywords: Urban Local Government, Environmental Management, Bangladesh, Chunarughat, Paurashava

JEL Classification: H76, H41, Q53

Suggested Citation

Chowdhury, Mohammad Shahjahan and Deb, Purnendu, Urban Local Government and Environmental Management in Bangladesh: A Study on Chunarughat Paurashava (January 22, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1989936 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1989936

Mohammad Shahjahan Chowdhury (Contact Author)

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology ( email )

Sylhet, 3114
Bangladesh

Purnendu Deb

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) ( email )

Sylhet, 3114
Bangladesh

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