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


  • Mohammad Shahjahan Chowdhury

    () (Department of Public Administration, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST))

  • Purnendu Deb

    (Department of Public Administration, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST))


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.

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  • Mohammad Shahjahan Chowdhury & Purnendu Deb, 2012. "Urban Local Government and Environmental Management in Bangladesh: A Study on Chunarughat Paurashava," Bangladesh Development Research Working Paper Series (BDRWPS) BDRWPS No. 14, Bangladesh Development Research Center (BDRC).
  • Handle: RePEc:bnr:wpaper:14

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    local government; environmental management; Bangladesh; Paurashava; Chunarughat;

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