Small surplus in Thanjavur corporation's budget

M.Varadaraj, commissioner of the city corporation presented the budget.

THANJAVUR: The Thanjavur city corporation is expected to have a revenue of Rs 153.56 crore during 2016-17, as per the budget for the coming fiscal year was presented at its council meeting here on Monday.

M.Varadaraj, commissioner of the city corporation presented the budget. Savithiri Gopal, city corporation mayor received the first copy. Expenses are estimated to be at Rs 153.25 crore.

Administrative expenses come to 70.4 per cent. Steps will be taken to reduce this to 49 per cent by collecting arrears of property tax, professional tax, etc, the commissioner said.

“The aim of the corporation is to provide quality roads in all areas within corporation limits, supply protected drinking water, provide street lights, provide underground drainage in uncovered areas,” Ms Gopal said.

The Corporation will take steps to construct a multi-storey parking place for two-wheelers. An ‘Amma Library’ has been opened in Thanjavur, which is student friendly. Another library will be opened for the benefit of poor students in slum areas.

The Sivaganga Park will be improved with more amusement facilities to attract tourists and children. Night hostels will be constructed for poor people who do not have houses, according to the budget proposals.

Prizes will be given to students of corporation schools who get the first three places in the State Board tenth and plus-two examinations.

The mayor thanked the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms.J.Jayalalithaa for allotting funds for taking up various developments in the corporation. She also thanked the Thanjavur MP and Thanjavur MLA for allotting funds from their ‘Local Area Development Fund’ for the corporation to take up various works.

Resolutions were adopted at the meeting thanking the Chief Minister for conducting the ‘Mahamaham’ festival at Kumbakonam recently in a peaceful and people friendly manner and for the excellent arrangements taken up at a cost of Rs 135 crores.

R.Srinivasan, corporation executive engineer and Dr Senthilkumar, corporation Health Officer were among those present on the occasion.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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