KMC introduces online mutation for house-owners

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has introduced online mutation to save house-owners from the hassles of repeated visits to Corporation offices. The software has been developed by the civic body’s IT Department.

One has to log in to the KMC website and fill up the digitised version of the A42 form. The fee can also be paid online.

After reviewing the application, the concerned assessor-collector fixes a meeting with the concerned person for checking documents. If the official is satisfied, the mutation certificate will be issued online, which can then be downloaded.

If there is a problem with the documents, then the house-owner will be notified through an SMS or a phone call so that they can do the needful.

Source: Millennium Post


KMC gets good corporate credit rating

The well-known global analytical company, CRISIL has reaffirmed its rating on the debt programme and corporate credit (CCR) of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) at A+/Stable.

The ratings reflect the KMC’s stable financial performance, thanks to sustained support from the State Government.

Due to the stable financial performance, the revenue receipts are expected to increase from Rs 2,599 crore in financial year (FY) 2018-19 to Rs 3,290 crore in FY 2019-20. The grants from the State Government have contributed to about 49 per cent of the total revenue receipts in the current fiscal.

KMC’s own revenue has grown over the years, primarily due to an increase in property tax collection. Property tax has gone up to Rs 822 crore in 2018, from Rs 655 crore in 2014.

Source: Millennium Post

KMC to make rainwater harvesting mandatory in big housing complexes

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is set to make rainwater harvesting mandatory in big housing complexes, in a bid to conserve water.

The civic authorities will change the Building Rules of the KMC and incorporate the new provision, the mayor said recently.

He said rainwater harvesting in big housing complexes will be done as part of a move to save groundwater. The rainwater will be used for cleaning, flushing and gardening.

The groundwater level has fallen in several parts of the city. The KMC had earlier proposed to set up special zones to wash vehicles in order to save wastage of drinking water.

The State Government has taken several special measures to save water. July 12 was recently declared by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to be celebrated as Save Water day in Bangla every year.

The State Panchayats and Rural Development Department has also instructed all the gram panchayats to not rampantly lift groundwater and prepare schemes for rainwater harvesting in their respective areas.

Source: Millennium Post

KMC sets up its first EV charging stations

On August 6, two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations were inaugurated by the Mayor in Dhakuria. These are the first EV charging stations built at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation’s (KMC) initiative in collaboration with the CESC.

Two more EV charging stations will be coming up – adjacent to the Maa Flyover and AJC Bose Road Flyover.

Rule to encourage electric vehicles

The KMC has taken the initiative to encourage the use of electric vehicles to keep a lid on pollution from vehicles run on conventional fuel.

Towards that end, the Mayor said, the Corporation will introduce a rule that will make it mandatory for big housing complexes to keep aside space in the parking area for setting up charging points. The meters will be set up by the CESC

Currently, there are 40 electric buses running in Kolkata, with their EV station located at the Nabanna bus stand.

Replacing coal-heated ovens

Another recent decision by the KMC to prevent pollution, the Mayor said, was to replace with electric ovens the coal-heated ovens used at roadside eating places and ironing stalls. The civic body will provide subsidy for buying the ovens.

All these efforts are towards making a greener and cleaner Kolkata, wherein the cooperation of the city’s citizens ia also called for.

Source: Bartaman, Millennium Post

KM C to launch drive against vector-borne diseases from Feb 21

From February 21, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will start a drive against vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue. It will continue till June.

The Health Department of the civic body has made a detailed list of the disease-prone areas in its jurisdiction, which comprises 144 wards. The drive will be conducted in the dry season so that outbreaks can be prevented during the monsoon.

Besides the Health Department, officials of the Solid Waste Management, Engineering, Project Management Unit and Building Departments, and the State Public Health Engineering Department, will take part in the drive.

Source: The Statesman

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Making Kolkata clean and green – KMC forms a new department

For a more integrated approach towards turning Kolkata into a clean and green city and at the same time, to reduce the level of air pollution, the three Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) departments of Urban Forestry, Project Management Unit (PMU) and Parks & Gardens have been brought under a single umbrella.

While announcing this decision, the mayor of KMC reasoned that since the PMU’s work is mostly related to waterbodies, which in turn is linked to green issues, it makes perfect sense to link it with the other two. The civic body is taking a slew of measures for a clean and green Kolkata, and the merger of the three sections will speed up work in this regard.

In a related development, the mayor has held meetings with the Railways and the Kolkata Port Trust, which are custodians of substantial amounts of land in the city, to allow the KMC to take up plantations in vacant plots (which they would not put to use for any commercial purpose) under their ownership.

There is vacant land in areas like Majerhat that is owned by the Railways, and in Kidderpore and the Nimtala riverside area in north Kolkata, under the KoPT.

The KMC will take the opinions of experts to ensure planned and scientific plantation.

Source: Millennium Post


KMC inducts 5 mobile medical units

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) inducted five mobile medical units recently with the aim of ensuring the reach of healthcare facilities to even the remotest corners of the city. Sixty wards have been identified which would be serviced by these mobile facilities.

The mobile medical units will have all the facilities of the KMC’s health units, and will be equipped with a doctor, a pharmacist, a laboratory technician, a pathologist and a driver-cum-helper. They will cater to both communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Along with mobile healthcare facilities, the corporation also inaugurated advanced pathological tests at its health units. The tests will include blood tests to detect kidney-related ailments, liver function tests and cholesterol tests. Also, importantly, these expensive tests will be done for free.

Six such centres for advanced tests have been opened, for ward numbers 11, 36, 62, 57, 96 and 132. These centres will soon be opened at the KMC’s 15 dengue detection centres too.

Source: Millennium Post

KMC to introduce computers in its schools

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will soon introduce computer education in its schools. The syllabus in this regard has already been prepared by the Education Department of the civic body.

The Member Mayor-in-Council (MMiC) Education said that the syllabus has been framed in accordance with the computer syllabus of the State primary schools that are run by the West Bengal Board of Primary Education. Also, the syllabus has been prepared in three languages: Hindi, Bengali and English.

The KMC plans to start computer education in nearly 50 schools at first and then proceed further.

 Source: Millennium Post

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KMC machines to replace manual cleaning of drains

In a move sure to bring cheer to both workers and activists, Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to pumps and other machinery in order to do away with the manual cleaning of drains.

Trinamool Congress has always been vociferous about abolishing manual scavenging, and this move would add to that effort.

Several of the machines required for cleaning the underground sewage pipelines have already been bought. According to the mayor, the KMC wants to start the cleaning process well before monsoon.

ড্রেন পরিষ্কার করতে এবার যন্ত্র ব্যবহার করবে কলকাতা পুরসভা

ড্রেন পরিষ্কার করতে এবার থেকে পাম্প ও অন্যান্য যন্ত্র ব্যবহার করবে কলকাতা পুরসভা। এবার থেকে আর কর্মীদের ড্রেন পরিষ্কার করতে হবে না।

তৃণমূল কংগ্রেস চিরকালই মানুষের মাধ্যমে নালা পরিষ্কার করানোর (যাকে বলা হয় ম্যানুয়াল স্ক্যাভেনজিং) বিরোধী, এই উদ্যোগের ফলে সেই লক্ষ্যে আরও কিছুটা অগ্রসর হওয়া যাবে।

ভূগর্ভস্থ পাইপলাইনের ময়লা পরিষ্কার করতে প্রয়োজনীয় যন্ত্রের বেশীর ভাগ কেনা হয়ে গেছে। কলকাতার মহানাগরিক জানিয়েছেন আগামী বর্ষার আগেই এই কাজ শুরু হয়ে যাবে।

Source: The Statesman

Bengal Govt to set up in Kolkata its first crematorium for pets

The Bengal Government is planning to set up its first crematorium for pets near Armenian Ghat in Kolkata.

The Animal Resources Development Department is going to set it up at an approximate cost of Rs 25 lakh. Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will extend technical support to complete the project.

A small electrical furnace will be set up initially where dogs, cats and other small animals will be cremated. A second furnace will be set up later on.


রাজ্য সরকারের উদ্যোগে আর্মেনিয়ান ঘাটের কাছে রাজ্যের প্রথম পশু শ্মশান

আর্মেনিয়ান ঘাটের কাছে রাজ্য সরকারের উদ্যোগে তৈরী হতে চলেছে পশুদের শ্মশান।

প্রাণী সম্পদ উন্নয়ন দপ্তর এই শ্মশান তৈরী করবে আনুমানিক ২৫ লক্ষ টাকা ব্যয়ে। এই প্রকল্পে কারিগরি সহায়তা করবে কলকাতা পুরসভা।

একটি ইলেকট্রিক চুল্লি তৈরী করা হবে মৃত কুকুর, বেড়াল ও অন্যান্য পোষ্যদের অন্ত্যেষ্টি ক্রীয়ার জন্য। পরবর্তীকালে আরও একটি চুল্লি তৈরী করা হবে।


Source: Millennium Post