Madurai

No new announcement in Madurai Corporation budget

MADURAI, TAMIL NADU, 26/02/2016: DMK councillors absented themselves from the Budget at the councill meeting of Madurai Corporation on February 26, 2016.Photo: S. James

MADURAI, TAMIL NADU, 26/02/2016: DMK councillors absented themselves from the Budget at the councill meeting of Madurai Corporation on February 26, 2016.Photo: S. James   | Photo Credit: S_James

CPI (M) councillor says it is a wasteful exercise

Promising that the net deficit of Rs. 5.66 crore would be made good in the ensuing financial year, Mayor V.V. Rajan Chellappa presented the budget here on Friday, which contained nothing new or development-oriented.

While the lone Communist Party of India (Marxist) councillor Chellam termed budget presentation a wasteful exercise, the AIADMK members commended the Mayor and described it as pro-people budget. The DMK members were absent and the PMK councillor Veerakumar regretted less allocation of funds for extension colonies.

The Mayor said that with the sole objective of extending welfare measures to the poor and needy, the Corporation had created a number of infrastructural facilities during the last four years. Despite funds crunch, basic amenities for the citizens of the Temple City had been provided. Importantly, the vegetable market and omni bus stand, which were posing problems in the heart of the city for vehicle users, had been shifted.

Buildings for fruits market (presently situated in the city) were being constructed and it would move to the new premises soon, he said.

The Corporation provided people below poverty line with a number of assistance.

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