MCC releases Rs 10cr for AMRUT project, rest in instalments

At the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) council meeting held on Friday, the civic body has decided to sanction Rs 10 crore towards Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) project started in the city to provide water connections to households. The MCC will provide funds in instalments to reach its target of 30 percent of the total amount.

The corporation has to provide its share of Rs 48 crore as per the agreement for the work. The project which is estimated to cost Rs 160 crore will be shared on 30% — 10% — 60% basis between MCC, state and the Centre respectively.

Councillors in the meeting argued that the entire 30 percent share for the project cannot be provided by MCC in one go, considering the financial crisis the MCC is in.

“If the full amount is paid, there will be severe shortage of funds for other development works taken under 24.10 %, 7.25 % and 3 % schemes. So, amount should be released in a phased manner for Amrut project,” said Gayatripuram ward corporator, Sandesh Swamy.

Besides BJP councillors, rest of the councillors agreed to the suggestion. Mayor M J Ravikumar approved for releasing of Rs 10 crore initially and remaining in phase-wise.

Meanwhile, the council also discussed renewing the tender for solid waste management plant by ILFS Infrastructure near sewage farm.

Sandesh Swamy said the city generates 750 metric tons of waste every day, but only 150 MT is being processed.

MCC commissioner G Jagadeesha said global tenders were floated for processing waste, but only ILFS participated in the bid. This time, they have refused to pay Rs 6 lakh royalty to MCC. So we have decided to continue the company service on old agreement till new contractor, who agrees to MCC terms and conditions, will bid the tender,” he said.

As for as new landfill at Kesare (200 MT) and Rayanakere (150 MT) is concerned, the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) is yet to give its clearance,” he added.

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