The delayed budget of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) for the current year 2020-21, will be presented in a special general body meeting scheduled to be held at 11 am on October 20. Pintu Zalke, Chairman of NMC Standing Committee, will present the budget from NMC headquarters. Zalke is expected to present a budget of around Rs 3,300 crore. The general body meeting will be conducted through video-conferencing, and office-bearers, corporators; officers will be informed about the joining link 45 minutes prior to the commencement of the meeting.
Pradeep Pohane, the then Chairman of Standing Committee, had presented NMC budget of Rs 3,197.34 crore for 2019-20. However, NMC could not achieve the revenue target owing to several reasons including reduced recovery and reduced inflow of aid from the Government as the COVID-19 outbreak affected everything. With lockdown restrictions being eased for past some time, situation is improving. The budget is expected to focus on completing the pending projects as well as raising the target of recovery of property tax.