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No public toliet for women, poor sanitation and filth on streets: Delhiites suffer as MCD has no dearth of funds

Dailybhaskar, 05 February 2014



New Delhi: Despite the fact that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled municipal corporations in north, south and east Delhi has no dearth of money, the national capital has no public toilets for women in the markets, bad roads, filth on the streets and miserable sanitation and sewage.


According to Mail Today, the three corporations, on an average, could not even spend 40 percent of the total allocated budget in 2013 for the developmental works they have been promising.


Rs. 1 crore was allocated for every wards of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) for construction of public toilets for women, but not a single toilet has been built so far.


The corporation had a budget of Rs. 7 crore for garden maintenance. However, only Rs. 4 crore has been spent under this heading.


For urban areas, around Rs. 52 crore was allocated, but only Rs. 26 crore has been spent so far.


Out of Rs. 10 crore, only Rs. 5.44 crore has been spent for road maintenance in rural areas.


Rs. 25 crore was allocated for cleanliness programmes, but only Rs. 3.82 lakh has been spent so far.


Rs. 6 crore was allocated to help the SC/ST/OBC students studying in MCD schools. The remaining fund is unused.


Similarly, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation had allocated Rs. 323.33 crore in 2013 for sanitation, but it spent Rs. 150 crore only.


Around Rs. 365.8 crore was sanctioned to maintain roads and street lights in east Delhi. But the civic body has spent only a little more than Rs. 200 crore.


The story of unutilised money continues in the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) as well.


According to the report, a budget of Rs. 45.5 crore was sanctioned to fight diseases like malaria and dengue, but the SDMC could spend Rs. 18.8 crore.


Shockingly, at least 5,574 cases of dengue and 200 cases of malaria were reported in the capital.