Participatory E-Budgeting Using GIS-Based Spatial Decision Support System: Kozhikode Municipal Corporation

  • M. A. NaseerEmail author
  • P. Bimal
  • T. M. Vinod Kumar
Part of the Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements book series (ACHS)


The 73rd and 74th Amendment of the Indian Constitution has brought the power to prepare development plans to the grass root level – to the Grama Panchayat on the rural side and to the Municipalities on the urban side. Annual budgeting in these institutions is of utmost importance as the implementation of development schemes is possible only through a logical and balanced allocation of available funds. At the municipal level the budget provides a balanced and coordinated approach to municipal activities so that requirements and responsibilities of all sections are analyzed while preparing a budget. One important innovation, Smart City embarks on is a web-based participatory e-Budgeting which empowers citizen. E- Budgeting will use an interactive and dedicated annual Municipal budgeting web site and will also use web-based Geographic Information System (GIS). A hundred percent E-Literate Smart City with smart people would like to be part of E-Budgeting. Participatory budgeting allows local citizens in a municipal ward to identify, discuss, and prioritize public spending projects, to make decisions about how money is spent every year. Kozhikode was practicing Participatory annual planning and budgeting since the mid-1990s. This chapter explores how the existing participatory budgeting can be converted to e-budgeting befitting a Smart city. It also demonstrates how Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) that uses Geographic Information System (GIS) can be deployed in Kozhikode using most up-to-date data for budgetary decision making to help the community to arrive at the most rational budget allocation.


E-Budgeting Participatory budgeting SDSS GIS 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the contribution made by Febin Siby and Rubeena Moideen Kutty, the final year (2014) students of Architecture at National Institute of Technology Calicut for the help rendered in collecting required data for the preparation and demonstration of GIS-based Spatial Decision Support System for Calicut Corporation for this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureNational Institute of Technology CalicutKozhikodeIndia
  2. 2.School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (SPA-D)CalicutIndia

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