The budget of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) for next financial year will be a staggering Rs. 3,800 crore.

Announcing this at a press conference in Hyderabad on Thursday, the Mayor, Majid Hussain, and GHMC Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu said the standing committee gave its approval for the 2013-14 budget. The current year’s (2012-13) revised budget estimates stood at Rs. 2,664 crore.

Steps to check dengue

As per the suggestions made by the Standing Committee, the corporation will focus on controlling dengue outbreak in the twin cities. An amount of Rs 10 crore has been sanctioned for these operations and also to provide equipment and vehicles.

The corporation will also spend Rs 30 crore for tackling the driving water problem. Similarly, Rs 10 crore was allocated for the Musi rejuvenation project, Rs 4 crore for restoring heritage buildings and Rs. 5 crore for rainwater harvesting project.

There will also be special focus on improving the network of stormwater drains in peripheral regions and 60 per cent of the budget will be spent on these works. The budget will be further discussed in the council meeting slated for Saturday.

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