October 31, 2018
Consistent higher fund flow for urban development by Trinamool Congress Govt
The Trinamool Congress-run State Government has consistently been provided higher amounts of funds to its Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Department to ensure better development of urban areas.
Some important examples are as follows, comparing funds in financial years (FY) 2010-11 and 2017-18:
- Fund for development of municipal areas (construction and repair of roads, market complexes, crematoria, etc.): 2010-11 – Rs 47 crore, 2017-18 – Rs 485 crore
- Fund for basic minimum services (construction and repair of drains and culverts): 2010-11 – Rs 44 crore, 2017-18 – Rs 121 crore
- Fund for water supply: 2010-11 – Rs 24 crore, 2017-18 – Rs 154 crore
- Fund for social sector (urban wage employment): 2010-11 – Rs 44 crore, 2017-18 – Rs 190 crore
As a result of the higher allotment of funds, there has been huge development in municipal areas across Bangla in just seven years, only a fraction of which the Left Front Government could achieve in its 34-year rule.
Whether it is township beautification, setting up of development authorities, town planning, including in the areas of housing, sanitation and waste disposal, water supply, or administrative reforms, the State Government has consistently provided a much higher level of service.