GURUGRAM: MCG’s sanitation department has submitted a budgetary proposal of nearly Rs 574 crore for the 2022-23 financial year, seeking a 90% increase in the allocation of funds over the current fiscal. The department was allocated Rs 299 crore in the 2021-22 fiscal for health and sanitation expenses.
TOI has learnt that a major portion of the sanitation expenses sought for the next financial year is for clearing legacy waste from the Bandhwari landfill site, chasing the July 2022 deadline. The department has submitted that it would require Rs 248.95 crore for clearing and processing the waste.
Of Rs 573.74 crore, the department has proposed to spend Rs 42 crore on the construction and demolition (C&D) waste, a slight increase from this fiscal’s Rs 40 crore. The budgetary proposal will be tabled before the MCG House at a special meeting for the final approval.
“This year, we have submitted an enhancement in the budget for sanitation because we have to clear and process the legacy waste at the Bandhwari landfill site by July 2022, which constitutes around 43% of the total budget proposed for the 2022-23 financial year,” said an MCG official, who did not wish to be named.
“The remaining funds will be spent on the salaries of the sanitation workers, payment to Ecogreen etc. It is the proposed budget and will be discussed at the House meeting with the councillors and officials, who will take the final decision,” he said.
According to the proposal, the expenses on the manpower of the sanitation department is estimated to cost around Rs 106.67 crore. Sanitation expenses on door-to-door waste collection and tractor trolleys are estimated at Rs 111 crore, while the budget proposed for the expenses on gaushala and stray animals is Rs 33.16 crore.
The civic body’s two tenders floated to clear and process the legacy waste at the Bandhwari landfill site have been put on hold by the urban local bodies department on the ground that the MCG did not take any administrative approval from the competent authority.


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