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IMC drafts plans to use MPUSP funds

india Updated: Feb 03, 2007 23:21 IST

THE INDORE Municipal Corporation (IMC) has prepared a preliminary proposal for a grant amounting to Rs 3581.68 lakh under the Madhya Pradesh Urban Services for the Poor (MPUSP) project jointly funded by the State Government and Department for International Development (DfID), UK.

The money will be used for carrying out institutional reforms in the civic body as well as capacity-building, development of human resources, implementing e-governance techniques and improving fiscal management.

The proposal, drafted after a two-day workshop recently, was forwarded to MPUSP Team Leader Bruce Pollock after it was cleared by the Mayor-in-Council.

Municipal Commissioner Vinod Sharma said that of the total sum, Rs 2781.68 lakh would go towards e-governance, Rs 680 lakh towards training for capacity-building and institutional development of human resources making for a grand total of approximately Rs 3581.68 lakh.

IMC had recently convened a two-day workshop at Hotel Shrimaya Celebrity for hammering out a blueprint for MPUSP funding. The workshop, chaired by Mayor Uma Shashi Sharma, concluded with the preparation of a funding proposal draft seeking over Rs 35 crore. Of the total sum Rs 1459.68 lakh would go towards e-governance, Rs 102 lakh towards streamlining management of financial resources, and a further Rs 1220 lakh for augmenting resources and income.

IMC speaker Shankar Lalwani was appointed chairman of the committee constituted to oversee tasks carried out through the grant.