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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, etc.

Courtesy: collect by VOA Team.