In a big surprise for 110 corporators of city who often fell short of development funds, LMC House on Thursday allocated Rs 80 lakh as maximum limit for development fund for each ward.
The earlier limit was Rs 60 lakh which has now been increased by Rs 10 lakh while another Rs 10 lakh has been reserved for emergency constructions, like park, road repair, and re-boring of hand-pumps etc; in each ward. This fund is at the discretion of municipal commissioner. He can release the money if he finds the requirement genuine.
The decision comes following a heated discussion wherein the corporators demanded Re 1 crore per ward while the mayor agreed to allocate only Rs 75 lakh per ward.
The common man can also breathe easy as LMC’s proposal to increase door-to-door waste collection charges was turned down by the mayor. LMC wanted to increase user charges to be able to pay increased share to its private partner. The mayor said, “We have turned down the proposal and would sent it back to the state government. We will also ask the government to give us some funds to be able to meet the cost of running waste treatment plant.”
LMC’s policy to fine people Rs 500 for throwing garbage or peeing in open, resorting to open defecation in areas with public toilets and for burning garbage on roads got a go-ahead in the house too. Under budget provisions, Rs 150 crore has been sanctioned towards building new Kalyan Mandaps, Rs 50 crore for making a new electric crematorium near Gulalaghat, Rs 20 crore for a tempo shelter home in Rajajipuram and Rs 35, 30 and 50 crore towards making open air gyms in parks, mini sports complex and temporary shelter homes in city respectively.
5% rebate on house tax to those installing solar panels and supplying energy to the main grid. Also 5% rebate to people using rain water harvesting projects in houses
Mayor instructs LMC to streamline the process of online dissemination of birth and death certificates to people, asks to remove bottlenecks in procedure on priority
Identifies 0.414 hectare land in Kamta for developing an outdoor stadium in future
Approves 23.84 hectare land for developing fifth waterworks for catering to water supply of Alambagh and other areas of zone-5
Approves forming of an SPV to execute smart city project in Lucknow, to take 40% extra house tax as smart cess from people whose houses get revamped under retrofitting model
Rs 100 crore allocated to Aanchal shelter home in Adil Nagar, Rs 60 crore for orphanage in Alambagh. Rs 100 crore have been also proposed for making a management institute in future.Share This