Belagavi Mahanagara Palike

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Belagavi City Corporation

ಬೆಳಗಾವಿ ಮಹಾನಗರ ಪಾಲಿಕೆಯ
Established1 December 1851; 172 years ago (1 December 1851)
Savita Kamble, BJP[1]
since 15th February 2024
Deputy Mayor
Anand Chavan, BJP[1]
since 15th February 2024
Shri P.N.Lokesh, (KAS)
Political groups
Government (35)
  •   BJP (35)[2]

Opposition (11)

Others (12)

First past the post
Last election
September 2021
Next election
Meeting place
Belagavi, Karnataka

Belagavi City Corporation (BCC) is the municipal governing body of the city of Belagavi in the Indian state of Karnataka. The municipal corporation consists of democratically elected members, is headed by a mayor and administers the city's infrastructure and administration.[3] Municipal Corporation mechanism in India was introduced during British Rule with formation of municipal corporation in Madras (Chennai) in 1688, later followed by municipal corporations in Bombay (Mumbai) and Calcutta (Kolkata) by 1762.[4] Belagavi Mahanagara Palike is headed by Mayor of city and governed by Commissioner.


It was established as Belgaum city Municipal Corporation Committee on 1 December 1851. It had a population of 23,115 and was having an income of 35,460 in 1851. It was the first Municipal Corporation that was established in Bombay Karnataka. Later, many other municipal corporations were established like Nipani in 1854 and subsequently, many other municipalities were established under Bombay District Municipalities Act of 1901.[5] The Municipal Corporation Belgaum elections were fought on the linguistic basis before 2022.

List of Corporators[edit]

Wards Share

  INC (17.24%)
  BJP (60.35%)
  Independent (13.80%)
  MES (06.90%)
  AIMIM (01.71%)
Councilors by Party[6]
Ward No. Winner Party Reservation Category
1 Iqra Mulla Independent
2 Muzamil Doni Congress
3 Jyoti Kadolkar Congress
4 Jayterth Saundatti BJP
5 Afriza Mulla Congress
6 Santosh Pednekar BJP
7 Shankar Patil Independent
8 Sohail Sangoli Congress
9 Puja Patil Independent
10 Vaishali Bhatkande Independent
11 Samiulla Madiwale Congress
12 Madinsahab Matwale Independent
13 Reshma Bhairakdar Congress
14 Shivaji Mandolkar Independent
15 Netravati BJP
16 Raju Bhatkande BJP
17 Savita Kamble BJP
18 Sahidkhan Pathan AIMIM
19 Riyaz Killedar Independent
20 Shakela Mulla Congress
21 Priti Kamkar BJP
22 Raviraj Sambrekar BJP
23 Jayant Jadhav BJP
24 Girish Dhongadi BJP
25 Zarina Fatekhan Independent
26 Rekha Hugar BJP
27 Ravi Salunkhe Independent
28 Ravi Dhotre BJP
29 Nitin Jadhav BJP
30 Nandu Mirajkar BJP
31 Veena Vijapure BJP
32 Sandeep J BJP
33 Reshma Patil BJP
34 Shreyas Nakadi BJP
35 Laxmi Rathod BJP
36 Rajshekar Doni BJP
37 Shamobin Pathan Congress
38 Mohd Patwegar Independent
39 Udaykumar Upari BJP
40 Reshma Kamkar BJP
41 Mangesh Pawar BJP
42 Abhjijeet Jawalkar BJP
43 Vani Joshi BJP
44 Anand chavan BJP
45 Rupa chikaldani BJP
46 Hanmant Kongali BJP
47 Asmita Patil Independent
48 Basavraj Modgekar Independent
49 Deepali Topagi BJP
50 Sarika Patil BJP
51 Shrishail Kamble BJP
52 Khurshia Mulla Congress
53 Ramesh Maligol BJP
54 Madhavi Raghoche BJP
55 Savita Patil BJP
56 Laxmi Lokari Congress
57 Shobha Somnache BJP
58 Priya Satgoud BJP


Mayor's post is reserved for General category and Deputy Mayor's Post was limited to General Woman.[7]


Belagavi Mahanagara Palike is created for the following functions:[8][9]

  • Planning for the town including its surroundings which are covered under its Department's Urban Planning Authority .
  • Approving construction of new buildings and authorising use of land for various purposes.
  • Improvement of the town's economic and Social status.
  • Arrangements of water supply towards commercial, residential and industrial purposes.
  • Planning for fire contingencies through Fire Service Departments.
  • Creation of solid waste management, public health system and sanitary services.
  • Working for the development of ecological aspect like development of Urban Forestry and making guidelines for environmental protection.
  • Working for the development of weaker sections of the society like mentally and physically handicapped, old age and gender biased people.
  • Making efforts for improvement of slums and poverty removal in the town.

Revenue sources[edit]

The following are the Income sources for the Corporation from the Central and State Government.[10][11][12]

Revenue from taxes[edit]

Following is the Tax related revenue for the corporation.

  • Property tax.
  • Profession tax.
  • Entertainment tax.
  • Grants from Central and State Government like Goods and Services Tax.
  • Advertisement tax.

Revenue from non-tax sources[edit]

Following is the Non Tax related revenue for the corporation.

  • Water usage charges.
  • Fees from Documentation services.
  • Rent received from municipal property.
  • Funds from municipal bonds.


  1. ^ a b "BJP's Savita Kamble is elected Belagavi City Corporation mayor". The Hindu. Retrieved 15 February 2024.
  2. ^ "BJP impresses in Urban Local Body polls, wins 35 seats in Belagavi". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  3. ^ "State supersedes Belagavi city corporation again". The Times of India. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  4. ^ Gupta, Anupam. "City Mayors: Indian Mayors". Retrieved 29 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Belgaum city Municipal Corporation was established in 1851 - All About Belgaum". All About Belgaum. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Belagavi city corporation elections 2021 results | All About Belgaum". 6 September 2021. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
  7. ^ Rani, Sushma (1 July 2018). "The Scheduled Castes in India : Post- Independence Scenario". Contemporary Social Sciences. 27 (3): 149–156. doi:10.29070/27/58077. ISSN 0302-9298. S2CID 189468108.
  8. ^ "Municipal Corporation - Functions, Roles, Members Qualification and Term". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Good municipal governance key to improve quality of life | Pune News - Times of India". The Times of India. 24 February 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  10. ^ Jadhav, Radheshyam (3 December 2020). "Why civic bodies in India need municipal bonds". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Municipal corporations under severe strain as revenues sink: RBI Report". Business Today. 2 December 2021. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  12. ^ "If cities are to deliver better quality life, need to have business models which are sustainable". Financialexpress. 17 May 2022. Retrieved 18 May 2022.

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