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NCERT Solutions for Class 6 for Chapter 6, Urban Administration

This chapter delves into the realm of urban administration, highlighting its pivotal role in providing fundamental amenities such as street lighting, garbage disposal, and water supply. Urban administration also entails the collection of taxes, including house and water taxes, along with the upkeep of the city's drainage system, parks, and markets. These crucial functions are overseen by municipal corporations or councils in India. Chapter 6 titled "Urban Administration" offers a detailed understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and duties of urban administration in ensuring the smooth operation of a city.

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Q1: How can students prepare for the annual exam using the NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Civics Chapter 6?

Before the annual exam, students have to learn the chapter thoroughly and revise them regularly to get a strong grip on the key concepts. The NCERT Solutions provided by Orchids The International School is an apt resource for exam preparations and for scoring high marks in the exam. It’s recommended that students refer to the solutions while attempting the questions of a new chapter to comprehend the method of answering as per the latest CBSE guidelines. Also, students must read the syllabus thoroughly for the academic year before the exam to understand the marks weightage for the chapter.


Q2: What are the ways in which the work of the Municipal Corporation affects the life of a city-dweller discussed in NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Civics Chapter 6?


The functions of the Municipal Corporation that affects the life of a city-dweller include the following:

1. Construction of roads, street lights, parks, etc.

2. Disposal of garbage

3. Maintenance of drainage system

4. Supply of drinking water and electricity

Students who have doubts while answering the textbook questions can refer to these solutions to obtain a proper understanding of the main concepts.


Q3: What will students learn in Chapter 6 of NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Civics?

In Chapter 6 of NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Civics, students will learn about the following topics:

1. The Ward Councillor and Administrative Staff – how the city is divided into different wards, the problems associated with it, and the work that is done.

2. A community protest – how a protest is carried out by different citizens when the work done by municipalities is inadequate.

To learn more about these topics in detail, students can utilize the NCERT Solutions created by subject-matter experts at Orchids The International School.

Question 1 :

Who is a Municipal Councillor?


Answer :

He is an elected member of the committee of a municipal corporation.


Question 2 :

Why did the children go to Yasmin Khala’s house?

Answer :

The children wanted to replace the street light, which was broken by them. Hence, Rehana suggested that the children visit Yasmin Kala’s house to understand the procedures for getting it replaced. Yasmin Kala lived in the same lane and had just retired from Municipal Corporation.


Question 3 :

List four ways in which the work of the Municipal Corporation affects the life of a city-dweller.

Answer :

Construction of roads, street lights, parks, etc.

Disposal of garbage

Maintenance of drainage system

Supply of drinking water and electricity


Question 4 :

What did Gangabai do and why?

Answer :

She was protesting against the Ward councilor due to the lack of maintenance of streets. The garbage was not being disposed of, and this was creating a menace in the locality due to dogs, rats, flies and mosquitoes.

Question 5 :

How does the Municipal Corporation earn the money to do its work?


Answer :

They usually earn their money by imposing the following taxes.


Education tax

Tax on hotels and shops

Movie tax

House tax


Question 6 :


In the two photographs, you see different ways of collecting and disposing of garbage.

i) Which way do you think provides safety to the person disposing of garbage?

ii) What are the dangers of collecting garbage in the manner shown in the first photograph?

iii) Why do you think that proper ways of disposing of garbage are not available to those who work in municipalities?


Answer :

Solution i:

The 2nd photo shows the right and safer way of disposing of garbage.

Solution ii:

The person collecting garbage will fall sick due to various diseases.

Solution iii:

One reason could be due to the apathy of the concerned officials. The other reason could be a lack of funds.



Question 7 :

Several poor people in the city work as domestic servants as well as work for the Corporation, keeping the city clean. Yet the slums in which they live are quite filthy. This is because these slums seldom have any water and sanitation facilities. The reason often given by the Municipal Corporation is that the land in which the poor have set up their homes does not belong to them and that slum-dwellers do not pay taxes. However, people living in middle-class neighborhoods pay very little in taxes compared to the amount of money the corporation spends on them in setting up parks, street lighting facilities, regular garbage collection etc. Also, as you read in this chapter, the property taxes collected by the Municipality makes up only 25-30 per cent of its money. Why do you think it is important that the Corporation should spend more money on slum localities? Why is it important that the Municipal Corporation provide the poor in the city with the same facilities that the rich get?

Answer :

The lack of basic facilities leads to various health issues. It leads to the rapid spread of diseases, which can be dangerous for the well-being of the entire society. It leads to excess expenditure on healthcare, which can be a burden on the Government. The constitution guarantees a life of dignity for all its citizens. Not providing basic facilities is equal to stealing their basic rights to a decent livelihood.


Question 8 :

Look at the image below

The Government of India launched the Swachh Bharat Mission on 2 October 2014 to promote cleanliness in both rural and urban areas all over the nation. Under the “Swachh Bharat, Swachh Vidyalaya” campaign, many activities are also being carried out in schools to generate awareness on sanitation and hygiene amongst students. Observe the ways in which “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” is being implemented by the municipality/panchayat in your locality. Prepare a poster and display it in your school.

Answer :

This is an activity that students need to carry out at their school.


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