Delhi CM announces hike in MCD sanitation grant
The campaign is part of a time-bound action plan of the state government to develop Delhi into a world-class city.india Updated: Apr 02, 2006 20:19 IST
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday announced a hike in the sanitation grant to the MCD from Rs 76 crore to Rs 100 crore.
The grant-hike was announced at the inauguration of the Clean Delhi campaign, which marks the beginning of a sanitation exercise in 488 unauthorised colonies of Delhi, a release said in New Delhi on Sunday.
The campaign is part of a time-bound action plan of the state government to develop Delhi into a world-class city before the next edition of the Commonwealth Games in 2010.
Emphasising the need to ensure clean environment for city residents, especially in the unauthorised colonies, Dikshit said her government was committed to provide civic amenities to all residents of the city.
She also expressed confidence that the present confusion regarding the status of commercial areas in residential colonies would be sorted out soon, adding the centre and the state, along with civic authorities, were "leaving no stone unturned" in the matter.