nmmc-budget-1After back to back discussions for three days on the NMMC Budget 2011-12, NMMC General Body approved a surplus budget of Rs. 75 crore in addition to the Rs. 1860 crore budget presented by the NMMC Standing Committee. The NMMC General Body approved the budget 2011-12 of Rs. 1935 crore. NMMC Commissioner Bhaskar Wankhede had presented an administrative budget of Rs 1835 crore 98 lakhs four thousand in the NMMC Standing Committee. After detailed discussion in the standing committee, a Rs 25 crore surplus budget was then presented in NMMC General Body for final approval. In the NMMC General Body, three days discussion on the budget was held. After considering the suggestions as well as the criticism of the members on the budget, the final budget 2011-12 was approved with an additional income of Rs. 75 crore. The NMMC budget 2011-12 saw increase under the heads of:  Laying MSEDC cables underground increased from Rs. 25 crore to Rs. 30 crore  Construction of hawker zones and markets increased from Rs. 12 crore to 22.crore  Women and Child Welfare budget increased from Rs. 9 crore to Rs. 14 crore  Traffic Safety measures increased from Rs. 10 crore to Rs. 15 crore  NMMT grant of Rs. 15 crore increased to Rs. 25 crore  Additional Rs. 5 crore in the secondary education head  Rs. 8 crore announced for Youth Welfare Scheme  Rs. 2 crore for awareness campaigning  Rs. 50 lakhs for Patrakar Bhavan  Rs. 4.5 crore for other suggestions proposed by the members The final budget saw the additional income of Rs. 75 crore from:  Rs. 10 crore from Property tax  Rs. 20 crore from Cess tax  Rs. 10 crore from Town Planning Office  Rs. 10 crore from STP  Rs. 25 crore from Non-Conventional Energy During the discussions, the members had also proposed that general funds should also be used for the work inside condominiums apart from the corporators and ward committee funds. To this NMMC Commissioner Bhasker Wankhede said that the general funds could be used but the administration will utlise it according to the guidelines laid down by the state. With cameraperson Santosh Bodhare, Monika Bhosale for NMTV News.

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