The Dharamshala Municipal Corporation passed a tax-free annual budget of Rs 1.39 billion for the year 2020-21. This budget has increased by 22 per cent over the previous year. The budget was passed unanimously for the year 2020-21, in the meeting which was held under the chairmanship of Mayor Devendra Jaggi in the Corporation Auditorium.
The Mayor said that special attention will be given to cleanliness in the corporation area. The corporation has started a special initiative to bring Dharamshala in top ten environmental protected MCs. Under which, the dual cleaning system shall be adopted. There will be two types of cleaning in the city from March. Apart from door-to-door garbage collection, separate cleaning in public places will also be undertaken, for it a provision of up to Rs 5 crore has been made in the budget for the cleanliness of the city.
Mayor said that subsidy is being provided under the Solar Roof Top scheme under the second scheme. “The Government already provided subsidy in ratio of 80:20 for solar rooftop system. The corporation has made a provision of 1 crore rupees in the budget to promote further the solar scheme and to install solar roof top to the people of the corporation sector. In which 5 percent more subsidies will be provided by the corporation to those beneficiaries of the area who will install solar roof tops in their houses,” said Jaggy.
He added that the corporation has made a provision of giving incentive amount of Rs 1100 on the use of green leaves plates in marriage ceremony and parties, etc. The use of plastic glasses and water bottles will be discouraged in this scheme.
He said that the corporation has made a provision of 50 percent fee waiver for senior citizens taking NOC for electricity and water connections. To overcome the problem of parking in the city, a provision of 10 crore has been made in the coming financial year, which will be spent according to the need, which will be important to deal with the parking problem of the city. Parking shall be constructed on the vacant land available in different departments in the city.