In its Rs 3,770-crore budget, for the fiscal 2015-16, presented before the Standing Committee, BJP-ruled South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) allotted Rs 647.77 crore for sanitation under 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.
Just a little over 17 percent has been given to sanitation, which is higher than the budgetary allocations for public health (Rs 222.87 crore) and community services (Rs 144.94 crore).
AdvertisementOnly education and engineering sectors have bagged a bigger share than sanitation department. South civic body will spend Rs 700 crore on education.
SDMC Commissioner Manish Gupta Manish Gupta also came up with a new account head of Rs 10 crore for various works under the 'Swachh Bharat Mission'. This will be in addition to Rs 130 crore received for sanitation works from the Delhi government.
"The SDMC will ensure there is no shortage of fund for purchasing sanitation related equipment. The machinery for door to door garbage collection will be strengthened and heavy duty machines like compact size excavators and desilting machines, bulldozer and loaders will be procured," Gupta said.
Some 800 toilets will be constructed in SDMC schools and the civic body will train 6,000 sanitation workers.
Some other proposals include running parking sites in collaboration with Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System.
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