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The Urban Distress and Reforms Study (UDRS) 2020

The Urban Distress and Reforms Study (UDRS) 2020, a research-based study of voter perception at the municipal level, was conducted in 15 of the total 24 Assemblies of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area from November 1 to 15, 2020. 

UDRS Finding Highlights

  • The findings of the study revealed that 95 % respondents supported the Right to Recall of non-performing corporators before the end of their term.
  • One, over 91% respondents in the study stated they felt ‘anger and frustration’ about the state’s indifference towards people’s problems.
  • About 9 out of 10 persons believed that voters have no powers over corporators/elected representatives once they are elected.
  • Almost 69 percent felt that corporators performed their duties mainly before elections.
  • About 88 percent respondents had no problem with voting again in a re-election to oust the non-performing corporators and elect a fresh candidate.
  • Over 77 per cent respondents had faced financial loss due to the floods in GHMC area.
  • 89 percent felt they deserve better governments. 

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The Urban Distress and Reforms Study (UDRS) 2020, a research-based study of voter perception at the municipal level, was conducted in 15 of the total 24 Assemblies of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area from November 1 to 15, 2020. 

UDRS Finding Highlights

  • The findings of the study revealed that 95 % respondents supported the Right to Recall of non-performing corporators before the end of their term.
  • One, over 91% respondents in the study stated they felt ‘anger and frustration’ about the state’s indifference towards people’s problems.
  • About 9 out of 10 persons believed that voters have no powers over corporators/elected representatives once they are elected.
  • Almost 69 percent felt that corporators performed their duties mainly before elections.
  • About 88 percent respondents had no problem with voting again in a re-election to oust the non-performing corporators and elect a fresh candidate.
  • Over 77 per cent respondents had faced financial loss due to the floods in GHMC area.
  • 89 percent felt they deserve better governments.