7 key highlights of BMC Budget 2020-21

7 key highlights of BMC Budget 2020-21

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi presented his first budget of ₹3,341 crores and presented the same to Standing Committee chairperson Yashwant Jadhav. 

The budget has been increased by ₹2,649 crore which is an 8.6 per cent hike as compared to last year. In 2019-20, the BMC financial budget was estimated at ₹30,692 crores. 

The civic body has focused majorly on the infrastructure projects while allocating ₹14,637.76 crores for the same. The funds for Mumbai coastal road project and Goregaon Mulund Link road has been increased.

BMC’s intentions behind the budget

  • The BMC has the vision to transform Mumbai into a developed city until the year 2030. With Mumbai being a highly populated metropolitan city, the BMC plans to provide all kind of civic services through the budget. 
  • The civic body also plans to raise the Citizens Happiness Index which can be achieved by delivery of efficient services needed by the people. The civic body aims to provide Mumbaikars with a better commute, quality drinking water, primary education. 
  • ‘Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody,” BMC’s official handle tweeted. 
  • While presenting the budget, the official stated that this budget is the first step towards improving civic services to attain a global level. 
  • The BMC also expressed its concern over the increasing CO2 emissions saying that to decrease the same, improvement in the average speed of commute should be from 20 km/hr to 40 km/hr. Moreover, the increase in the share of passengers on public bus transport can also improve the same.
  • According to a survey conducted by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has achieved the first rank in the country for supplying “good quality drinking water” to the people. 
  • The civic body is also focusing on the business development through 'ease of doing Business' and promoting tourism to create more jobs.

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