Udupi Mar 28, 2015: Presenting the budget in the general body meeting held on March 27, CMC President Yuvaraj projcted that total income stood at Rs 8356.70 lakh, while total expenditure stood at Rs 8235.13 lakh. He said Rs 450 lakh fund released under 13/14th Finance Commission, while Rs 800 lakh is expected from State Finance Commission open fund. A surplus budget of Rs 121.57 lakh for 2015-16 fiscal year.
He said as many as Rs 300 lakh was expected for 2016, Paryaya Mahotsava. Under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) Yojana, Rs 40 lakh is expected to be released during the 2015-16 fiscal year. 1,500 lakh is released out of total Rs 2500 lakh funds under Amritha Mahotsava funds. Rs 800 lakh is expected through the tax collection which includes CESS.
The president said as much as Rs 300 lakh is earmarked for the repair and maintenance of the roads and drainage. Rs. 1250 lakh is earmarked for the concretization of the existing roads, construction of new roads under Special Fund Component (SFC). Rs 100 lakh is earmarked for the water distribution and pipelines. Rs 225 lakh would be spent on maintenance of cleanliness and solid waste management. Besides awareness programme would be held over the solid waste management among mass.
Rs 130 lakh is earmarked for the maintenance of UGDs. Besides Rs 30 lakh would be spent on drainage water distillation unit at Nittur. The president said Rs 66 lakh is allotted through SFC for the programmes ensuring welfare of backward class communities
Pointing out that priority is given for the self employment opportunities for the youths belonging to backward class communities, the president said that Rs 40 lakh is allocated for the purpose.
Financial assistance would be offered to SHGs in the form of revolving funds. Rs 10 lakh is earmarked to ensure toilet facilities to the people belonging to SC/ST communities. Another 50 lakh is allotted for the health insurance schemes for SC/ST community populace.
Yuvaraj added that Rs 225 lakh is set aside for the welfare progarmmes of SC/ST communities in the year 2015-16. A proposal is designed enabling the greenery in the city. A park would be built at Kalmadi bridge, besides many number of children parks would constructed. Rs 30 lakh is kept aside for constructing new roads. The house has chalked out plans to construct circles to ensure hassle free traffic. Measures are taken to get rid of illegal nameplates, hoardings and flexes.
Yuvaraj said e-governance would be introduced in the administration and tax collection section. Mobile reminder technology would be made available to public at the earliest. Rs 35 crore is allotted for the 2nd phase KUDSEMP scheme and the amenities constructed would ensure 24x7 water supply. Rs 50 crore is allocated for the UGD covering Malpe, Santhekatte and Manipal areas. Government has already approved the plan.
Asserting that Udupi is the only CMC in State which has furnished the 90 percent of works specified under Nagarrotthana 2nd stage scheme, the president added that the proposal is sent to the government for 30 crore under Nagarrotthana 3rd stage scheme. The Bio-methane unit would be set up at the cost of Rs 405 lakh to ensure cleanliness in the city limits.
As many as 2450 applications received from the homeless needy will have to be evaluated. He added that 1.98 acres of land is already earmarked for the purpose. Retorting to a query over the demand for the third water storage unit, the president said that measures are taken to evacuate a 1.5 kilometers lengthy mound in the midst of Shiroor reservoir. The small hillock comprises of trees, plants and bushes. If at all the mound is removed, adequate water could be stored in Shiroor dam. Although the Mines and Geology department insisted on manual works to remove the hillock, it is not possible.
Udupi DC has assured to permit the mechanized work to remove the obstructions.