'Udupi CMC spent Rs 1.94 cr for SC/ST welfare'

'Udupi CMC spent Rs 1.94 cr for SC/ST welfare'

Outgoing City Municipal Council president Yuvaraj has said that the local body had taken up several development projects during his 30-month tenure.

Speaking to mediapersons, Yuravaraj said that of the Rs 2.25 crore earmarked for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, a sum of Rs 1.94 crore had been spent on various programmes for the welfare of these communities.

He said that the Ambedkar Bhavan in Adi-Udupi was being renovated at the cost of Rs 21 lakh. One more Ambedkar Bahvan is built in Subramanyanagar at a cost of Rs 20 lakh. A tender has been called to construct a community hall at a cost of Rs 10 lakh. As much as Rs 78 lakh had been spent on laying and repairing roads and drainage system in SC/ST colony, he added.

Yuvaraj said that Rs 74 lakh had been earmarked for the welfare of  backward classes of which Rs 41.49 lakh had been spent on various programmes. A sum of Rs seven lakh had been extended to 10 beneficiaries for self-employment ventures.

Basic infrastructure has been provided in Karamballi, Bailuru and Mudabettu wards at a cost of Rs 14.30 lakh. Of the Rs 28 lakh reserved for differently abled persons, Rs 19.38 lakh had been spent on providing wheelchairs, hearing aids among others.

He said measures had been taken to to treat sewage water more scientifically by setting up a sewage treatment plant at Nittur and a sum of Rs 1.27 crore is earmarked to put up 1,015 LED lights on the streets.

Elaborating on the initiatives taken up for the solid waste management, Yuvaraj said plans had been chalked out to set up nearly 10 solid waste collection centers of which one had already come up.  The work on  Rs 45-lakh biomethanisation unit is underway.

Yuvaraj said that Rs 34.30 lakh is earmarked to ensure greenery in the parks at Ambalpadi, Sagri, Bailuru, Kodankuru, Doddannagudde and Indiranagara. Bhujanga Park would be developed at a cost of Rs 14 lakh. He added the major bus stops in the city had been developed at a cost of Rs 12 lakh.

The outgoing municipal president said that a sum of Rs 98 lakh had been spent on the construction of open air auditorium at Beedenagudde and it is expected to be handed over to the CMC by March 15.

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