Complete budget of Agartala Municipal Corporation for 2023-24 was presented on August 4.
Keeping in mind the overall development of the city, the budget of Rs 397 crore was presented in the presence of all the corporators.
This budget was accepted through discussion on Thursday. The money will be spent on renovating roads, renovating drains, lighting, building gyms and parks, said Mayor Deepak Majumdar in a press conference.
He also said that there is a deficit of more than Rs 55 lakh in the budget. This shortfall will be met from own income. The mayor also said that the Agartala Municipal Corporation has not increased any tax.
” Agartala Municipal Corporation has decided to give 10 percent discount on any tax collected from the families of those who have martyred for the country” said Mayor.
In the organized press conference, Mayor said that three more pumps will be installed to free Agartala city from rain water. This pumps will be installed at Ramnagar No. 4, Shakuntala Road and Krishnanagar Satsang Ashram.
Meanwhile, initiatives have been taken to set up ward offices in various areas. Mayor Dipak Majumdar said that the Agartala Municipal Corporation will work to solve the basic needs of the people. AMCis working to keep the city transparent and clean.
But unfortunately 50 percent of the waste material is not being collected from house to house. And regrettably, people who are not aware of littering the streets at night. They are even throwing garbage in drains and creating obstacles to keep the city clean.
The mayor said in a tone of regret that even if the tax is not increased every year, only 49 percent of the people are paying tax. But there is a constant demand from the people to improve the drainage system, renovation of roads and provision of drinking water.
But he said that if the tax is not received properly from the people, it will be difficult for the AMC to carry out the development work.
Regarding dengue, the mayor said that since dengue has taken hold in Agartala city, zonal officers have been directed to spray mosquito repellents in every house and to clean the drains regularly.
If necessary, people will be appointed to give bleaching powder to houses to fight dengue, said the Mayor.