19 packages to check stray menace

BBMP Budget 2010-11

The annual financial statement, presented by an elected body after a gap of three years turned out to be less innovative.

Under fire for failure to control outbreak of dengue and chikungunya, the Palike has allocated Rs four crore for mosquito control. Although no amount has been specified for Animal Birth Control programme, as many as 19 packages have been conceived to end street dog menace.

Apart from it, Rs five crore has been allocated for upgrading and construction of health facilities at BBMP Referral Hospitals in  Uttarahalli, Guttahalli, Hosakerehalli, Srirampura and Dasappa Hospital. A sum of Rs two crore has been earmarked for the new hospital coming up at Hosakerehalli.

A health insurance scheme for people below poverty line which covers surgery and 400 ailments has also been introduced for the first time. It has also proposed to make selected parks and offices more disabled-friendly by constructing ramps.

For the first time, the Palike will make an attempt to ban plastics of less than 20 microns thickness in the City. To begin with, it will be implemented in BBMP offices, parks and marriage halls.

The BBMP will be providing sports equipment for selected organisations and Rs 2.50 crore has been allocated for the purpose.  Winners of national-level kabbadi, volleyball and other tournaments will receive the Mayor Cup. The Palike will also upgrade the Basavangudi Swimming pool on par with international standards at a cost of Rs three crore. Five new pools also will be built for which Rs 8.50 crore has been set aside.

Education

From the current financial year, the Palike would provide sweaters for all the students studying in BBMP schools. As many as Rs 1.50 crore would be spent on improving the infrastructure at the schools. It has also been planned to offer coaching classes for students and special training for teachers at the Palike run schools.

The budgetary allocation for welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes has been increased to 22.75 per cent from 18 per cent. One of the programmes for the welfare include purchase of land to construct multi-storeyed houses for SC/STs.

Financial support by way of reimbursement, assistance for higher education, tuition fee and study abroad tours are also in the pipeline.

The BBMP will provide 20,000 bicycles - 100 bicycles in each ward - for the working class and poor to which Rs seven crore has been set aside.

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