Sanitation on corporations' agenda in next Budget

With earmarking crores in their Budget for the next financial year, municipal corporations in the city have made it clear that they are going to carry out the cleanliness work, one of their primary functions, with full vigour.

Under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan there has been an increase in the number of challans issued by civic agencies for insanitary condition and littering.

Insanitary condition
According to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, as many as 32,883 people were challaned for insanitary condition and littering their surroundings.

“The civic agency has received Rs 3.08 crore as penalty,” said a senior official of the North Corporation. 

The North Corporation has earmarked Rs 80 crore in Budget 2015-16 for door-to-door collection of garbage from Sadar Pahar Ganj Zone, Karol Bagh Zone, Narela Zone and City Zone.

Upkeep by private firms
The north civic agency has also decided to hand over the upkeep of toilet blocks to the private sector, he added.

“To place bins having a capacity of 100 litres at the roadside in the upcoming financial year, an amount of Rs 1.5 crore will be required,” the official said.

The north civic agency has earmarked Rs 5 crore for 2015-16 for the reclamation of Bhalswa Sanitary Landfill site, according to the Budget proposal.

“A total of Rs 70 crore has been earmarked in Budget 2015-16 for buying 20 trucks, four loaders and 10 suction machines,” said the official.

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has even made a new account code for sanitation under public-private-partnership scheme.

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