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East Delhi corporation wants Rs 7,500 cr from government

East Delhi corporation wants Rs 7,500 cr from government
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East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) is pushing for a larger share from Delhi government for its first five-year plan. The corporation is finalising a budget report to the tune of Rs 7,500 crore to be submitted to Delhi finance commission for allocation of resources in the next five years.

‘The report is based on our fund requirement in the next five years. It’s being finalised by various departments and will be sent to Delhi finance commission soon,’ said Sajjan Singh Yadav, commissioner of EDMC. ‘We need more money to fund our development projects, providing civic amenities and establishment of the new corporation,’ added Yadav.

As per the five-year plan of the corporation, a maximum Rs 3,458 crore will go towards public works, followed by Rs 1,139 crore for establishment of new corporation. Sanitation, the obligatory function of the civic body, has been allocated Rs 872 crore and public health would get Rs 160.26 crore.

Besides Delhi government, the corporation is also focusing on various schemes of Central government to tap maximum resources. ‘As our measures to increase taxes and impose new taxes were not accepted by the deliberative wing, we are now focusing on tapping maximum resources from Delhi government and Central government schemes,’ said Yadav.

The commissioner has already managed Rs 30 crore from National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) of Central government and has also proposed Rs 60 crore for 2013-14.

The corporation has also sent a budget proposal to Central government for Rs 5 crore in Ayush Department, Rs 25 crore in Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rs 15 crore in IT. ‘The projects for sports and working women hostel are being prepared,’ added Yadav.
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