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NGOs and Urban Planning in India: The Case of Pune’s Development Plan


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Pankaja Kulabkar


Newspapers in India occasionally indicate the role played by local NGOs in
implementation of urban plans of various cities in India. Pune is one such city where
NGOs have been found to be active in this sphere. Yet their role in plan implementation
has not been adequately explored. This is not surprising given the fact that there are very
few studies on implementation of urban plans in India as a whole. The present study
seeks to fill in this gap by examining the performance of local NGOs in the
implementation of the development plan of Pune.