Source: The Hindu
The general body of the Bharatiya Janata Party-controlled city corporation, which met here on Saturday, gave its unanimous approval for the action plan for utilising the Rs. 2.55 crore released under the 13th State Finance Commission. Mayor Noorjahan presided over the meeting.
The action plan has accorded top priority to solid waste management and cleanliness by allocating Rs. 63.81 lakh, including Rs. 30 lakh for purchase of 10 auto tippers for collection and transportation of garbage from the city to the compost yard, Rs. 20 lakh for purchase of 40 containers and Rs. 13.81 lakh for a tractor-mounted road sweeping machine.
Another Rs. 63.81 lakh has been earmarked for the construction of storm-water drains at various places. Of this, Rs. 38.28 lakh will be used for the installation of streetlights and Rs. 25.53 lakh for development of parks and afforestation.
The action plan envisages improvement of drinking water supply by way of constructing overhead tanks and ground-level reservoirs in a few places and laying of water pipelines in various wards at a cost of Rs. 25.53 lakh.
The plan has earmarked Rs. 25.53 lakh to extend the underground drainage system to the area near the APMC here and the municipal workers colony. Another Rs. 25.53 lakh has been set aside for development of park and planting of trees in Beechi Nagar, Havambavi area and improvement of the Dr. Rajkumar park and the ones in municipal employees colony and Gopalgoud Nagar second stage.
The civic body plans to spend Rs. 12.76 lakh on furnishing the municipal offices and the meeting hall.
MLA and chairman of the Karnataka Milk Federation G. Somashekar Reddy and MP J. Shanta were present.