Situated at the southern bank of the Brahmaputra river, Jorhat is a rapidly growing city which is also gradually developing as an economic and commercial hub in Assam second to Guwahati. The civic amenities in the Jorhat city is looked after by the Jorhat Municipal Board. The Jorhat Municipal Board, located at the heart of the Jorhat city, works constantly for the betterment of the society and the upliftment of the lives of the people.
Formation of Jorhat Municipal Board
Jorhat served as the the last capital of the Ahom kingdom during the 1790s. To reshape the local administration a union board was established in 1880 and in 1909 the union board was upgraded to form the present day Jorhat Municipal Board. Presently there are 19 wards in Jorhat Municipal Board and it administers an area of 9 sq km.
Functions & Services of Jorhat Municipality
The Jorhat Municipal Board is providing efficient services to the people of the city. The Jorhat municipality works endlessly for the betterment of localities in Jorhat by providing services like renewable energy, drinking water, streetlight and proper roads. And in doing that the board has the access to modern tools for roads, drain development, germs fighting and street lighting maintenance etc. The services that the Jorhat Municipality looks after are: