Thiruvananthapuram: The city corporation’s development seminar to be held on Sunday will focus on completing the year’s projects in a time-bound manner.
The seminar will be inaugurated by Cooperation Minister Kadakampally Surendran at E.K. Nayanar park at Putharikkandam maidan, Mayor V.K. Prasanth said.
The State Planning Board had instructed local bodies not to delay various development projects, according to the Mayor. In the first four months, 60 per cent of the projects have to be completed and in the final four months, only 15 per cent projects should remain.
He said that the corporation’s planning process was moving at a satisfactory pace. “We have been able to complete ward committee meetings in all 100 wards. Various stakeholder meetings were held. Now the development seminar is happening as well,” he said.
A sum of Rs 306 crore has been set apart by the state government for the corporation’s people’s planning projects. The mayor said that money will be spent on building houses for the urban poor as part of LIFE mission. He added that 300 flats will be built as part of the fourth phase of Karimadom project.
This time, the corporation is aiming to make ward centres more efficient. The city residents will not have to come to the corporation as ward centres will have facilities to complete birth and death registration.
The ward committee meetings may not have been fully perfect, he commented when told that the quality of the ward committee meetings was questionable. (Case in point: the participants in Nalanchira ward committee meetings were hesitant to occupy the working group named ‘Power’.)...