Former deputy chief minister and MLA Gandhi Nagar Kavinder Gupta said the local bodies are the 'purest' form of democracy.
Addressing a public gathering at Gangyal , Gupta elaborated about the roles and responsibilities of the municipal corporation and said these corporations play an important role in development of country. He said the "Local bodies are purest form of democracy".
He said every municipal corporation adopts a 'municipal growth element' as a part of its comprehensive plan. The fundamentals of development are very complex and difficult to create.
Gupta further said the municipal institutions are a part of local self- government. They have been playing a significant role in civil as well as political civilization. There is a constant rise and growth of urban areas. Search for employment and livelihood have tempted migration to the cities. Urbanization has boosted all round human progress and has been providing scope and opportunities for utilizing talents and enlarging limits of knowledge.
"Jammu continues its growth in size and population constantly. The increase in density has given rise to important problem of governing urban area. Beside the progress of urbanization automatically gives rise to other interlinked and interchanged problems such as the problems of public health, education, drinking water, light and so on. The solution requires sound financial resources as well as efficient government organization. The municipal government system is the traditional form of city administration," said Kavinder.