Monsoon-ready: Govt releases Rs 109 cr to check dengue, chikungunya spread

  • | Thursday | 18th July, 2019

A government statement said the funds were released following the directions of the Chief Minister to the Urban Development Department. The North Municipal Corporation Department got Rs 57.15 crore, East Municipal Corporation Department Rs 28.4 crore and the South Municipal Corporation Department received Rs 23.57 crore. The Chief Minister directed the department to take all necessary steps to ensure proper utilisation of funds so that preventive steps, like house-to-house visits of corporation department staff to check spread of mosquitoes, were carried out. Kejriwal directed the civic bodies that maintenance of public health is their mandatory function as defined in the Delhi Municipal Corporations Act. The government under the education head also released an amount of Rs 12.5 crore to the North Municipal Corporation Department, Rs 22.5 crore to East Municipal Corporation Department and Rs 11.75 crore to the South Municipal Corporation Department, for primary education to the civic bodies.

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