CBSE Class 6 Civics Solutions For Chapter 6 Urban Administration

Urban Administration Exercises

Question 1. Why did the children go to Yasmin Khala’s house

The children went to Yasmin Khala’s house to find out who was competent to replace the damaged street lights.

Question 2. List four ways in which the work of the Municipal Corporation affects the life of a city-dweller.

List Of Four Ways In Which The Work Of The Municipal Corporation Affects The Life Of A City Dweller:

CBSE Class 6 Civics Life Of Cite Dweller

Question 3. Who is a Municipal Councillor?

The elected representative of a ward is the Municipal Councillor.

Question 4. What did Gangabai do and why?

Gangabai collected a large number of women and went to the Mumcip Commissioner along with the ward councilor to protest against garbage dumps all over the street.

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Question 5. How does the Municipal Corporation earn the money to do its work?

Municipal Corporation earns money to do their work by collecting several types of taxes. They include:

Urban Administration Muncipla Corporation Types Of Taxes

Question 6. Discuss

  1. Which way do you think provides safety to the person disposing of garbage?
  2. What are the dangers of collecting garbage in the manner shown in the first photograph?
  3. Why do you think that proper ways of disposing of garbage are not available to those who work in municipalities?


  1. The way shown in photo 2 provides safety to the person disposing of garbage.
  2. The dangers of collecting garbage in the manner shown in the first photograph are:
    • Poisonous gas injection
    • Falling sick
    • Breathing problems
    • Victim falling to epidemic.
    • Skin disease.
  3. Proper ways of disposing of garbage are not available to those who work in municipalities because of the following reasons:
    • The poor economic condition of the municipalities,
    • Pilferage of municipal funds,
    • Workers are not aware of their health,
    • The government now has started providing trucks etc. but still not in adequate numbers.

Question 7. Discuss

  1. Why do you think it is important that the Corporation should spend more money on slum localities?
  2. Why is it important that the Municipal Corporation provide the poor in the city with the same facilities that the rich get?


  1. It is important that the corporation spend more money on slum localities because the majority of the population lives in these colonies.
  2. The municipal corporation should provide the poor in the city with the same facilities that the rich get for the following reasons:
    • God has sent both poor and rich as one and the same.
    • Poor constitute the major workforce who work for the rich. The health needs to be cared for.
    • They must be hale and hearty.

Question 8. Have you ever wondered who is responsible for running all this (civic amenities)?

Municipal Corporations in big cities and Municipalities in smaller cities are responsible for providing these facilities.

Question 9. Do you know how decisions are made?

The decisions regarding the civic amenities are made by the Ward Councillors and Municipal Commissioner.

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Question 10. How is the planning done?

Planning is done by a set procedure. A group of councilors form committees to decide and debate issues. These committees make plans and get them approved.

Question 11. Who are the people who do all these works?

People approach their Ward Councillors who in turn get in touch with the right department. Different works are divided into different departments. The officials, administrative staff, and the Commissioner get the work done.

Question 12. List at least four different tasks that the Municipality does:

CBSE Class 6 Civics Different Tasks For Municipality Workers

Question 13. Fill in the blanks in the sentences below:

1. In a panchayat the elected members are called ________
Answer: Panch

2. The city is divided into several ________
Answer: wards

3. In a municipal corporation the elected members are called _______
Answer: ward councillors

4. Groups of councilors deal with issues that affect the ________
Answer: most of the city

5. Elections are held once, every  ______ year for the panchayat as well as for the municipality.
Answer: five

6. While the councillors make decisions the administrative staff led by the Commissioner ________ these.
Answer: implements.

Question 14. Does the Municipal Corporation have a lot of workers?

Yes, the Municipal Corporation has several departments. Every department has numerous workers. Some of these departments are:

Urban Administration Municipal Corporation Workers

Question 15. What has changed since Khala retired?

In recent times, in order to save money the Commissioners of several municipalities across the country have hired private contractors to collect and process garbage. This is called Sub-Contracting.

The work that was earlier being done by the government workers; is now being done by private companies. These contract workers get lower wages and their jobs are temporary. Collecting garbage is also quite a dangerous job.

Often these contract workers do not have any access to safety measures. They are not taken care of if they are injured while working.

Question 16. Discuss

  1. What was Gangabai protesting about?
  2. Why do you think Gangabai decided to approach the Ward Councillor?
  3. What did Gangabai say when the Commissioner said that there were not enough trucks in the city?


  1. Gangabai was protesting against the lying of garbage all over the streets.
  2. Gangabai decided to approach the ward councilor to get his support for protesting against the unsanitary conditions in the locality.
  3. Gangabai said that the corporation had enough trucks to remove garbage from the colonies of the rich and not from the colonies of the poor and middle class.

Healing this, the commissioner became speechless.

Question 17. Discuss

  1. Do you know when and how often garbage gets collected in your neighborhood?
  2. Do You think it is the same for all neighborhoods of the city? Why not?


  1. We know that
    • Garbage gets collected early in the morning.
    • It is collected through a mobile truck which goes on from house to house giving a whistle.
  2. I think it is the same for all neighborhoods of the city. If not, it must be the same for all localities.

Question 18. Did you know that your taxes enable the government to provide roads, bridges, parks, and streetlights? List three more benefits that the taxes help in funding after discussing them with your family.

  1. To build primary schools.
  2. To maintain drains and sewerages.
  3. To keep the city clean and remove garbage.

Urban Administration Very Short Answer Type Questions

Question 1. Who decides where a park should go?

Ward Councillors make decisions about where a park should go.

Question 2. Did Yasmin Kliala have to make interesting decisions like this when she worked in the Municipal Corporation?

Yasmin Kliala did not have to make an interesting decision like this as such decisions are to be taken by ward councilors, and not the employees. Mrs. Yasmin Khala worked in the accounts section of the Corporation.

Question 3. What is a city?

A city is much larger and bigger than a village or town. It is more spread out.

Question 4. What is the difference between a Commissioner and a Councillor?

The commissioner is an appointed official and councillors are elected from their wards. Committees formed by councilors formulate plans. Commissioners and administrative staff implement these.

Question 5. What do wo moan by Tux?

  • Tax is a sum of money an individual or organization pays to the government for utilizing the services provided by it. Different types of taxes are:
  • Property tax, water or Electricity Tax, Road tax, Entertainment tax, etc.

Question 6. Diseases do not break out in the city, who is responsible for this?

Municipal Corporation.

Question 7. In which department Yasmin Khala was working?

She was working in the accounts section of the corporation.

Urban Administration Short Answer Type Questions

Question 1. When do the local people contact their councilor?

The Ward People Contact Their Ward Councillor When The Problem Relates To The Ward Such As:

  1. Dangerous electric wires to be replaced.
  2. Road repairs (street repairs)
  3. Public water pump installation.

Question 2. What tasks do ward councilors perform?

The Ward Councillors Perform The Following Tasks:

CBSE Class 6 Civics Ward Councillor Tasks

Question 3. What are the ill effects of garbage lying all over the streets?

  • Garbage attracts dogs, rats, and flies.
  • It gives a foul smell which causes people to fall ill.

Question 4. Was Gangabai agitated again?

Yes, after that another larger and more noisy protest for sanitation services, became more regular.

Question 5. Why two dustbins are used? Who suggested using two dustbins?

  1. Two Dustbins Are Generally Used:
    • one for dry garbage
    • another for wet garbage
  2. The municipal corporation suggested this.

Urban Administration Long Answer Type Questions

Question 1. What is the recycling of waste till of waste material?

Recycling of waste material is to make the waste material reusable again.

Recycling Is Not A New Thing

  • People have been recycling paper, metal, glass, and plastic for a long time.
  • The kabadiwalla plays a major role in recycling household plastic and paper, including your used notebooks.

Urban Administration Multiple Choice Questions

Choose The Correct Answer:

Question 1. In which of the following are lives faster?

  1. In village
  2. In city
  3. In both (1) and (2)
  4. In none of these

Answer: 2. In city

Question 2. What type of game were Mala and her friends playing in the street?

  1. Hockey
  2. Cricket
  3. Football
  4. Badminton

Answer: 2. Cricket

Question 3. What was broken by the ball hit by Rehana?

  1. Window glass
  2. Street light
  3. Glass of a car
  4. None of these

Answer: 2. Street light

Question 4. Which agency replaces the broken street lights, collects the garbage, provides water supply, and keeps the market clean?

  1. Municipal Corporation
  2. Hospital
  3. Police
  4. None of these

Answer: 1. Municipal Corporation

Question 5. What are the other tasks of a municipal corporation?

  1. To run the primary schools
  2. To run dispensaries
  3. To maintain parks
  4. All of these

Answer: 4. All of these

Question 6. The big city like Delhi is divided into several

  1. Wards
  2. Janapads
  3. Samitis
  4. All of these

Answer: 1. Wards

Question 7. Who prepares the budget and spends the money according to this?

  1. Ward Councillors
  2. Ward boys
  3. Nurses
  4. Teachers

Answer: 1. Ward Councillors

Question 8. If any sanitary staff docs are not done duly, to whom we should contact first?

  1. Sanitation engineer
  2. Local police station
  3. M L. A.
  4. Chief Minister

Answer: 1. Sanitation engineer

Question 9. What was Gangabai protesting about?

  1. The garbage was not removed for several days
  2. She wanted to open a hospital
  3. She wanted to open a school
  4. None of these

Answer: 1. The garbage was not removed for several days

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