Which among the following is a type of functional local bodies established as autonomous bodies via legislations by the state legislatures?

Answer: [C] Urban Development Authority

The Municipal Corporations, Municipalities, Notified Area Committees, Town Area Committees, Cantonment Boards, Townships and Port Trusts are called Area Based Urban bodies. Apart from that there are some functional local bodies which are established as autonomous bodies via  legislations by the state legislatures. These include the Town Improvement Trusts, Urban Development Authorities, Water Supply

and Sewerage Boards, City Transport Boards, Housing Boards, pollution Control Boards, Electricity supply Boards etc. They work autonomously and are  not subordinate to the area based bodies.

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