Welcome to Kerur Town Panchayat's Website

Location And Connectivity      



            The town is situated at 16ー01′North and 75ー34′East. It has an average elevation of 617 metres (2024 feet) above MSL.The town is in Badami Taluk and is in Bagalkot district. Bagalkot town is located North of Kerur. Bijapur is located at a distance of 96 kilometers. The nearest railway station is at Badami, about 20 kilometers from Kerur. Kerur is located at a distance of 500 kilometers from state capital of Bangalore.      

                        The National Highway-218 which connects Hubli-solapur passes through the town. The town is at a distance of 32 kilometers from Bagalkot which has recently been made into district headquarters. Kerur is located at a distance of 20 kilometers from world famous cave temples of Badami. Badami is a great place of tourist attraction. Badami taluk is surrounded in North by Bagalkot Taluk, North West by Mudhol, East by Hungund and Kustagi of Raichur district, west by Ramdurg of Belgaum district, South by Nargund & Ron of Dharwar Disrtict. The taluk has 3 major towns of Badami, Kerur and Guledgudda and 150 villages. The taluk has an area of 1406 square kilometers.

History and Regional Importance                  

                  The town was formed in the year 1973. Badami which is 20 kilometers away from Kerur was the ancient capital of Chalukya Pulakeshi I in 543 A.D. They ruled it until 753 A.D. the place is known for its wonderful rock cut shrines of vedic traditions. The fort was renovated by Hyder Ali. Tippu Sultan built a fine mosque at Badami. The first rock cut shrine has 18 armed Nagaraja to its right at the outset engaged in Tandava dancing. A remarkable a figure on ceiling of one of the caves is Nagaraj and Vidhyabhara couple. Figures of funny kubjas or dwarfs are seen in a veriety of poses. There are more than life size Bhrahma and Trivikrama figures. The third cave is the most important and is called the Vaishnava cave. Figures of ParaVasudeva seated on coiled serpent Bhoovaraha, Narasimha & Harihara all engraved in vigorous style, and are taller than life size figures. The cave at top is Jaina, full of figures of Thirthankaras, Yakshas and Yakshis. The Gommata figure here has long locks. The “upper Shivalaya” on the rocky fort has been identified as an earlier Vaishnava temple, “Malegithi Shivalaya” as of Surya & lower Shivalaya as of Ganapati. The Jambulinga which is a triple shrine housing Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva is another important monument of the place. Queen Vinayavathi built it in 699 A.D. There is a huge pond called Agastya Thirtha. The rock cut shrines are engraved in hard sandstone and the figures here are of unrivalled beauty. There are also bracket firures with secular scences on the pillars in the rock cut shrines




 Computerisation:  We are very happy to intimate the citizens of Kerur that we have computerized the  Birth and Death records from 1990 to till date under state Government KMRP computerization scheme,Now all Birth& Death Certificates are issued computerised Citizens are requested to visit the office for registration and getting of Birth and Death certificates by paying service fee. Citizens are requested to make use of this facility.





 Our Responsibilities


           The municipal bodies of India are vested with a long list of functions delegated to them by the state governments under the municipal legislation. These functions broadly relate to public health, welfare, regulatory functions, public safety, public infrastructure works, and development activities.

           Public health includes Water supply, Sewerage and Sanitation, eradication of communicable diseases etc.; welfare includes public facilities such as Education, recreation, etc.; regulatory functions related to prescribing and enforcing Building regulations, encroachments on public land, Birth registration and Death certificate, etc.; public safety includes Fire protection, Street lighting, etc.; public works measures such as construction and maintenance of inner city roads, etc.; and development functions related to Town planning and development of commercial markets. In addition to the legally assigned functions, the sectoral departments of the state government often assign unilaterally, and on an agency basis, various functions such as Family planning, Nutrition and slum improvement, disease and Epidemic control, etc.

        The Twelfth Schedule of Constitution (Article 243 w) provides an illustrative list of eighteen functions, that may be entrusted to the municipalities.

              Besides the traditional core functions of municipalities, it also includes development functions like planning for Economic development and Social justice, urban poverty alleviation programs and promotion of cultural, educational and aesthetic aspects.There is a lot of difference in the assignment of obligatory and discretionary functions to the municipal bodies among the states. Whereas functions like planning for the social and economic development, urban forestry and protection of the environment and promotion of ecological aspects are obligatory functions for the municipalities of Maharashtra, in Karnataka these are discretionary functions.

             Provision of water supply and sewerage in several states has either been taken over by the state governments or transferred to state agencies. For example in Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, water supply and sewerage works are being carried out by the state level Public Health Engineering Department or Water Supply and Sewerage Boards, while liability for repayment of loans and maintenance are with the municipalities. Besides these state level agencies, City Improvement Trusts and Urban Development Authorities, like Delhi Development Authority (DDA), have been set up in a number of cities. These agencies usually undertake land acquisition and development works, and take up remunerative projects such as markets and commercial complexes, etc. The Municipal bodies in most cases have been left only with the functions of garbage collection, garbage disposal, street lighting, construction and maintenance of roads, etc.

               In terms of fiscal federalism, functions whose benefits largely confine to municipal jurisdictions and may be termed as the essentially municipal functions. Similarly, functions that involve substantial economics of scale or are of national interest may not be assigned to small local bodies. For valid reasons, certain functions of higher authorities are appropriate to be entrusted with the Municipalities – as if under principal-agent contracts and may be called agency functions that need to be financed by intergovernmental revenues. Thus instead of continuing the traditional distinction between obligatory and discretionary functions the municipal responsibilities may be grouped into essentially municipal, joint and agency functions




Essentially Municipal Functions Municipal Corporation Municipal Council Town Panchayat
Urban planning including town planning Yes Yes Yes
Regulation of land-use and construction of buildings Yes Yes Yes
Planning for economic and social development Yes Yes Yes
Roads and bridges Yes Yes Yes
Water supply domestic, Industrial and commercial purposes Yes Yes Yes
Public health, sanitation, conservancy and solid waste management Yes Yes Yes
Fire services Yes Yes No
Urban forestry Yes Yes Yes
Preventive Health Care Yes Yes Yes
Provision of urban amenities and facilities such as parks, gardens, playgrounds Yes Yes Yes
Burials and burial grounds, cremations, cremation ghats/grounds and electric crematoria Yes Yes Yes
Cattle pounds, prevention of cruelty to animals Yes Yes Yes
Vital statistics including registration of births and deaths Yes Yes Yes
Street lighting Yes Yes Yes
Parking lots, bus stops and public conveniences Yes Yes Yes
Regulation of slaughter houses and tanneries Yes Yes Yes
Slum improvement and up gradation Yes Yes Yes
Agency Functions
Protection of the environment and promotion of ecological aspects Yes Yes Yes
Safeguarding the interests of weaker sections of society, including the handicapped and the mentally retarded Yes Yes Yes
Urban poverty alleviation Yes Yes Yes
Promotion of cultural, education and aesthetic aspects Yes Yes Yes



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