Local Bodies in Dharwad
Administration is an essential part of any city’s management and supervision. Central surveillance proves ineffective to manage local administration, hence the necessity of constituting local bodies like Municipal Corporation and Municipalities. These local bodies and authorities help in efficient management of the local administration of an area dividing them into wards and boroughs and creating several departments allocated to different representatives of the Municipal authority. Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation is a path breaker in the local administration area as the two district towns barely separated by a 20 kilometer distance were fused together under one administrative authority as an experimental gesture since 1962.
With population strength of 9.43 lakh at present, Dharwad-Hubli Municipal Corporation or HDMC deftly manages the area covering an expanse of 202.3 square kilometers divided into 67 wards. Steering the Municipal Corporation’s wheel of administration ably, Mayor Pandurang Patil along with Commissioner Ramandeep Chowdhury has been able to transform Dharwad-Hubli Municipality into a developed zone with industrial zones and IT hubs sharing equal space with agricultural development. The present system of Municipal Council replaced the earlier Dharwad Municipal Council and Hubli Municipal Council that operated since 1855.
Dharwad-Hubli Municipal Corporation under the guidance of the Commissioner looks after and administers the departments responsible for providing basic amenities to the civic population like Public works department or PWD, fire brigade, water supply, revenue and tax, development and planning, health and sanitation, finance and accounts, HRD, education, electricity and many more.
The Commissioner of HDMC can be reached through an emergency helpline:
Ph no: 0836-2213800
Ph no: 9480831920
More information can be accessed about Dharwad-Hubli Municipal Corporation by visiting the official website: www.hdmc.gov.in