The country’s richest municipal corporation – Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai presented its budget of Rs 20417 crore for the year 2010-11. The budget was presented by MCGM Commissioner Swadheen Kshatriya in the MCGM Standing Committee meet. The MCGM presented its annual budget for the year 2010-11 of RS 20417 crore. For the past few months, MCGM officials have been desperately planning ways to meet the city’s rising water needs after the unexpectedly low rainfall last year, and hence the MCGM budget clearly reflected the civic body’s focus this year. Before presenting its budget, MCGM Education Committee presented its education budget of 2010-11. The budget of Rs 1622.79 crore was presented by Addl. Commissioner Ashish Kumar Shrivastav. Also present were the Education Committee chairman Dr. Ram Barot and other committee members. The civic body’s annual budget of RS 20417 was presented by MCGM Commissioner Swadheen Kshatriya, in which Rs 8250.92 has been allotted for capital expenditure. The Commissioner informed that the issue water crisis has been given priority in this year’s budget. The civic body would be focusing on completing the Middle Vaitarna project as soon as possible. The budget also focuses on eco-housing, rainwater harvesting and others. The budget will also see replacement of the old water pipelines to new ones. With cameraperson Deepak Kamble, Hansraj Kanaujia for NMTV News.
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