GMC councillors asked to submit projects.
GUWAHATI (June 15, 2014)
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi asked the ward councillors of Guwahati
Municipal Corporation (GMC) to submit ward-specific development projects
and schemes to transform Guwahati into a vibrant city.
At a meeting with the Mayor, GMC, Abir Patra and the ward councillors,
at his official residence at Khanapara today, Chief Minister Gogoi
asked the ward councillors to draw up result-oriented action plan
based on the specific problems of their respective wards and to submit
the plans to him for necessary steps.
"Make a thorough survey of your wards and submit proposals outlining
the steps required for tackling the problems," he said.
The Chief Minister emphasised the need for the corporation to mobilise
revenue from its own resources to carry out developmental works. "Do
not bank heavily on the government for funds. The civic body has to
generate revenue through various ways to fill up its coffers to undertake
developmental activities," he added.
Gogoi asked the ward councillors to make a study of the different
schemes of the Government of India where funds could be availed for
the development of the city's civic infrastructure. "Our government
will provide matching share to the Centrally-sponsored schemes for
the city's overall development," he said.
Gogoi further said that the staffing pattern, as proposed by the
GMC, was under active consideration of the government. He assured
that he would look into the demand for providing special funds to
the ward councillors.
The meeting also discussed at length a gamut of issues such as water-logging,
street-lighting, solid waste management, drinking water, garbage disposal,
Courtesy: collect by VOA Team.