Srinivaspur municipal council okays Rs 79.18 lakh surplus budget

Srinivaspur municipal council okays Rs 79.18 lakh surplus budget

Money matters: Town Municipal Council president B M Prakash chaired the general body meeting to approve budget in Srinivaspur on Tuesday. DH PHOTO

The local body has projected the revenue at Rs 3.97 crore as against the expected expenditure of Rs 3.17 crore for the financial year 2010-11.As soon as the meeting began, councillors started to question the president on various development works taken up in the town. Rajendra Prasad alleged that streetlights have not been properly installed in the town and the ones near the burial ground on the outskirts do not light up at all.

Cables stolen
President B M Prakash replied that bulbs were fusing out due to voltage fluctuation and they would be replaced soon. Health Inspector Naveen Chandra informed that the power supply cables have been stolen in the burial ground and hence the streetlights are not lighting up.

Councillor Chandrashekhar suggested shifting municipal solid wastes away from the town and steps should be taken to avoid their disposal near water sources. The president, however, in turn questioned the member to show a suitable place for solid waste disposal as people won’t allow the disposal anywhere in the vicinity. Chief Accounts Officer Suresh said that there was a provision to purchase equipment worth Rs six lakh to maintain sanitation in the town. Rajendra Prasad suggested to take up the task to as keep the town safe from epidemics.

Chief Officer V Munishami said that the applications for “Namma Mane” scheme would soon be issued. Councillor N Venkatesh expressed displeasure over the delay being caused in issue of applications.

The president however replied that the applications have been received recently, and would be issued at the earliest. The member also urged to take steps checking the flow of sewerage from bus stand toilets to the drainage.

Concession sought
Mohammed Ali said that a sum of Rs 1,000 was being charged to obtain underground drainage connection and sought concession in the fee for the poor. Replying to a demand on shifting pigs away from the town, the president replied that notices had been issued to pig-rearers to shift the animals to a radius of five km away from the town within fifteen days.

The meeting, however approved the surplus budget without much discussion. Tenders for the present year were also approved. Vice-president Ejaz was present in the meeting.

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