Mayor of Agartala Municipal Corporation Dipak Majumdar presented the complete budget of 2023-24 at the head office of AMC on Friday.
The amount is Rs 397 crore . Out of this, deficit expenditure is Rs 55 lakh 22 thousand .
After the presentation of the budget, Mayor Majumder said that for the overall development of city Agartala and to provide all kinds of basic needs and facilities, the full budget for the fiscal year 2023-24 has been presented today. Rs 397 crore has been estimated for overall development.
“And efforts will be made to meet the shortfall by raising taxes in various ways”.
In 2021-22, the income in the budget was estimated Rs 244 crore 77 lakh 68 thousand . In the financial year 2022-23, the income was estimated Rs 366 crore 40 lakh 89 thousand . In the financial year 2023-24, the income has been estimated Rs 396 crore 44 lakh 78 thousand . So there is a deficit of Rs 55 lakh this year between income and expenditure.
However, the income has increased this year from the previous financial year.
The budget will be accepted on August 10 in the presence of the corporators. A 10 percent tax exemption has been given to those who participated in the freedom movement or were martyred and whose families reside in Agartala.
Agartala Municipal Corporation has decided on the “Meri Mitti Mere Desh” project in this budget. Officially, this program will be held from August 16 to August 20. It will be officially inaugurated on August 14 at Agartala Elbert Club.
The story of Bangladesh liberation war will be presented. This program to be organized in all the wards. Flags will be hoisted in all wards and soil should be collected from water bodies or nearby ward offices. The main function of this program will be organized at Elbert Ekka Park. Freedom fighters, defence personnel, state police personnel and families of martyrs will be honored. 75 trees will be planted in ‘Vasudha Bandan’ in one area of Albert area which will be distributed by the forest department.