Municipal bodies will compete in two population-based categories - above and below 85,000. The Howrah Municipal Corporation and the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation will compete with those catering to a population higher than 85,000. "We will allocate funds to the civic bodies based on how people-friendly they are. If they have, the deciding factor will be how well they are implementing this," Firhad Hakim, the state's urban development minister, said. The municipal bodies will be marked on 16 basic parameters, each with a weightage between 1 and 5.
Source: The Telegraph April 16, 2018 20:37 UTC