Indore is the largest city and commercial capital of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is also known as The City of Holkars. The city was built by Rani Ahilya, a famous queen of India. Formerly a major trading centre, the city, along with its satellite townships of Pithampur, Mhow and Dewas, has established a strong industrial base. The new era of liberalisation has seen Indore at the forefront of a number of privatisation initiatives which include the country's first toll road and private telephone network. In the midst of such industrial activity, the city still manages to maintain its link with its past. Indore is also called as 'Mini Mumbai', due to the similar lifestyles of people residing here.
Indore is run by the Indore Municipal Corporation. The administration of all urban matters within the town of Indore lies beneath the jurisdiction of the Indore Municipal Corporation, a council whose works sheds lights on Indore's urban policies. It is the governance structure of the Indore within the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The municipal corporation consists of democratically-elected members, is headed by a civil authority i.e. Mayor and administers the city's infrastructure, police and public services. Members from the state's leading numerous political parties hold electoral offices within the corporation. IMC has its origin within the year 1818, once the Holkars shifted their capital from Maheshwar to Indore. As a result of lacked planned development with regard to facilities like drainage, water supply, sanitation and waste disposal, the primary municipality was entrenched in Indore in 1870. That time, Chairman appointed was Bakshi Khajan Singh. In the year 1906, municipality of Indore initiated its own powerhouse and established a brand new water facility system from the bilaoli water body. Then in 1912, municipality became the primary town to own an electoral local government accountable for the expansion and welfare of town. After independence, Indore town was enclosed into Middle India and declared as a primary class of municipality by the regime department of Middle India. Within the year 1956, throughout the re-organization of states, Indore was enclosed in MP and within the same year it had been declared a Municipal Corporation. At present, the municipal space is split into twelve zones and sixty nine wards of varied sizes and population. As per the Madhya Pradesh Municipal Corporation Act, 1956, IMC encompasses a chairman (Mayor), councilors electoral by direct election from sixty nine wards, two members of Parliament, five members of State Legislative assembly representing constituencies inside municipal space. As per the 74th constitutional change twenty five seats out of sixty nine are reserved for ladies. The IMC space is finite by the junction of MR-10 and Bypass Road towards east on the Ring Road, the Kanadia Road up to its junction with the Bypass Road; thence towards northeast on the AB Road and Ring Road up to the MR-11; thence towards south on the Khandwa Road; thence towards south on the railway line up to its junction with the Sukhniwas Road; up to its junction with AB Road, thence towards south on the AB Road; up to its junction with the last road resulting in Rajendra Nagar; thence towards west on the Ahmedabad Road up to Sinhasa; thence towards west on the Airport Road up to Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport at its junction with MR-10 (Super Corridor); thence towards northwest on the Depalpur Road up to its junction with the MR-10; thence towards north on the MR-10 up to its junction with Ujjain Road (MDR-27). NDMC has thirteen departments i.e. Accounts, Education, Electrical and Mechanical, Fire, Food and Civil provides Health, Housing and Environmental, IT, Law and General Administration, Planning and Rehabilitation, Public Work, Revenue, Water Work and drainage systems.
One of the principal functions of the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) is that the construction and maintenance of fine roads, emptying and sanitation facilities, proper supply of water, sewage, electricity and street management in addition as waste management, disposal and utilization services as mandated by the law. The Indore Municipal Corporation is currently endeavoring to enhance the revenue assortment and therefore the land tax assessment methodologies. Another purpose on their agenda deals with the mechanization of bills, rents, licenses, certificates and different records in addition as adopting new computerized ways of accounting and automatic generation of bills and statements. The principal responsibility of IMC is to confirm a holistic development of the Indore agglomeration covering a region of 9.719 km² as per Master plans.