Malur CMC hikes taxes on houses, commercial buildings

Malur CMC hikes taxes on houses, commercial buildings

Malur CMC President Gulab Jaan, Vice-President A Rajappa,  and Standing Committee Chairman Yellappa at the meeting in Malur. DH Photo

A decision to this effect was taken at the general body meeting of the City Municipal Council, informed Vice-President of the Malur CMC A Rajappa.

Disclosing this at a press conference here on Wednesday, he said though there were instructions from the Government to hike the taxes from 15 per cent to 30 per cent. But the CMC decided to increase only 20 per cent of the tax.

He further explained that the CMC had efficiently utilised the grants sanctioned by the Government to the CMC for the overall development of the taluk in the last three years. The CMC has submitted a proposal at the deputy commissioner’s office, seeking permission to auction as many as 10 CA sites belonging to the CMC for the development of layouts.

In order to solve the drinking water problems prevailing in the town, the CMC has decided to implement a drinking water project which would ease the crisis to a large extent in the town.

Under the project, it is planning to drill 12 borewells at a cost Rs 50 lakh in the Doddakere and will be constructing sumps with a capacity of five lakh litres of water. It is also planning to install new pipelines to supply water to the sumps belonging to the 23 wards of the town, he said.

The vice-president said under the Kannada Ganga project, free water connection will be provided to the members of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, who own houses.

Under the 22.75 scheme, an action plan for the water project at a cost of Rs 18 lakh had been prepared to drill borewells in the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Colonies to address the drinking water problems prevailing there, Rajappa said.

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