Udupi: The surplus budget for the year 2021-22 was announced by Udupi City Municipal Council (CMC) President, Sumithra Nayak on March 20.
For the year 2021-22, there is a surplus budget of Rs. 4.67 crore with an estimated income of Rs. 146.91 crore and an estimated expenditure of Rs. 142.24 crore.
For the year, 2021-2022, CMC has reserved Rs. 24.98 crore towards revamping of roads and drains in the city. To revamp the sewage treatment plant at Nittur, CMC has earmarked 53 lakhs. The fund allocated will be utilised in purchasing modern equipment to clean sewage water.
Expenditure expected for administrative purposes is estimated at Rs 208.75 lakhs, for PWD works like road, drainage and other maintenance expenditure Rs 369.45 lacs have been fixed. Rs 1120.36 lakhs have been allocated for cleaning and waste management with an estimated expenditure of Rs 1347.75 lakhs for other systems for cleaning and waste management. For the maintenance of STP and drainage, the budget reserves Rs. 318.77 lakhs.
Stress will be laid on the budget to beautify and improve the greenery in the city. City parks will be developed at Rs. 20 lakhs.
Measures also will be taken to prevent the pollution of the Indrani rivulet. It was decided to start the project to begin the construction of the revetment wall along the rivulet.
She also added that the state government will provide more funds and a request has been sent for the same.
The proposal to construct the Visvesvaraya Commercial Complex was well appreciated by Kunjibettu ward councillor Girish Anchan as it is expected to bring more revenue for the CMC.
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