Unlesss it can despatch its property tax bills soon,the BMC could face a funds crunch,for property tax collections are down by as much as 68 per cent compared to this time last year Rs 124.04 crore, after Rs 399 crore as on July 25,2009.
After a poor response from builders to its suggestion to fumigate construction sites,the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided carry out fogging operations at construction sites and charge builders for the same.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporations public health department has identified over 1,050 spots on the Western Railway and Central Railway remises where anti-malaria measures need to be carried out urgently.
As part of its pre-monsoon preparedness,the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation will send insect collectors to high risk areas for identifying and collecting samples of mosquitoes and other insects that spread diseases.
In a move to encourage reading habits among its corporators and officials,the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation plans to revamp its corporators library in its head office,beginning with a complete catalog of the books.