South Delhi corporation to give RWAs more money for park maintenance
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South Delhi corporation to give RWAs more money for park maintenance

Over 6,800 parks are managed by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s horticulture department while 1,104 colony parks are maintained by RWAs and NGOs under the private public partnership scheme.

delhi Updated: Nov 28, 2018 13:02 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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According to the proposal by SDMC, the grant given to RWAs for the development of parks, especially engagement of gardeners, will be increased to Rs 13,500 per month per acre from existing Rs 8,000.(HT File )

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Tuesday decided to increase the financial assistance given to resident welfare associations (RWAs) and NGOs for the maintenance of parks by about 68%.

The standing committee of the south corporation passed a proposal to this effect on Tuesday.

According to the proposal, the grant given to these bodies for the development of parks, especially engagement of gardeners, will be increased to Rs 13,500 per month per acre from existing Rs 8,000.

Over 6,800 parks are managed by the corporation’s horticulture department while 1,104 colony parks are maintained by RWAs and NGOs under the private public partnership scheme.

The proposal said presently the minimum wage of unskilled labour is higher than the financial assistance provided by the corporation.

It was felt the financial assistance to RWAs should be on a par with the minimum daily wages for unskilled labour, which is Rs 522 per day and amounts to Rs 13,500 per month for an employment of 26 days.

“It is proposed that the financial assistance being given by the SDMC to RWAs and NGOs be increased from Rs 8,000 per month per acre to Rs 13,500 per month per acre. Presently, there are 1104 colony parks having 270.82 acres for which financial assistance of Rs 4,38,72,840 (Rs 4.38 crore) to be provided to RWAs annually,” the proposal read.

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First Published: Nov 28, 2018 13:02 IST