Thrikkakara municipality has passed a surplus budget of Rs.12.09 crore for the 2012-13 fiscal here on Thursday.

The budget presented by vice-chairperson Shereena Shukoor envisages an income of Rs.87.79 crore against an expense of Rs.71.20 crore.

The budget earmarks Rs.1 crore to buy land for solid waste treatment in the municipality faced with the task of handling piled up garbage. It further sets apart Rs.25 lakh each for spreading earth over the dumped waste and for other ancillary expenses, including wages of workers.

Without elaborating much, the budget says that a new solid waste management plan will be introduced in the municipality during the coming fiscal with the support of the State government and the Sanitation Mission.

Drinking water supply receives Rs.1.01 crore under different heads. While Rs. 45 lakh has been provided for micro drinking water projects, Rs.30 lakh has been granted for pipe extension works, Rs.21 lakh for water supply through public taps, and Rs.5 lakh for drinking water supply during the summer.

Modern abattoir

Rs.1 crore has been allocated for setting up a modern abattoir with the support of the Sanitation Mission. The budget allocates Rs.11 crore for development of roads in areas as demanded by councillors, Rs.50 lakh for the construction of bridges and canals and Rs.15 lakh for 15 waiting sheds. A housing project for the homeless receives Rs.4.60 crore.

The reconstruction of the existing Kakkanad shopping complex and the construction of a new one have received Rs.2.70 crore. The budget earmarks Rs.1 crore for the renovation of the municipal office. Various welfare schemes have received Rs.1.25 crore.

Street lights receive Rs. 60 lakh – Rs.35 lakh for maintenance, Rs.15 lakh for relocation of posts, and Rs.10 lakh for extending lights to more wards at the demand of councillors.

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