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Corporators protest move to cut in quota

CORPORATORS, SPECIALLY those of BJP, in the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) have upped the ante over likely move to curtail their discretionary quota from Rs five to Rs two lakh in the forthcoming budget. Mayor Sunil Sood is in favour of reduced the quota limit.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2006 12:16 IST

CORPORATORS, SPECIALLY those of BJP, in the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) have upped the ante over likely move to curtail their discretionary quota from Rs five to Rs two lakh in the forthcoming budget. Mayor Sunil Sood is in favour of reduced the quota limit.

In the run up to the budget, Sood has started taking zone-wise meetings with corporators asking them to submit their suggestions. In these meetings, the Mayor is learned to be telling them that their funds could be reduced from present Rs five lakh.

Besides the Mayor, the BMC administration is pleading that since several schemes are being launched during next fiscal, it would be hard to provide big fund for corporators’ discretion quota. These schemes include Rs 2,153 crore Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), Rs 300 crore Narmada Water Supply Project, Rs 180-crore Asian Development Bank Scheme, Rs 67-crore Kolar Augmentation Scheme etc.

The implementation of Narmada Water Supply Scheme and Rs 15-crore Bairagarh Augmentation Scheme are already underway. The BMC will have to provide its 30 per cent share in JNNURM while the loan would be taken for some other schemes. On the other hand, the BJP corporators are in no mood to consider these pleas.