Sheetal Ugale, chairperson of Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT), on Wednesday, presented its budget for 2020-21. The outlay of the budget has reduced from Rs 388 crore this fiscal to Rs 311 crore as most Gunthewari layouts have been transferred to Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC). NIT’s seven street schemes in the city have also been transferred to NMC.

On the expenditure side, NIT has sanctioned Rs 33 crore for the development of 100 playgrounds in the city. This is the dream project of Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari.

NIT will spend Rs 17 crore on the tarring of roads and other development works. Around Rs. 4 crores will be spent on plantations in NIT gardens and the development of gardens. NIT has received Rs 36.68 crore from local area development (LAD) funds of local MP and MLAs for development of e-library, Islamic cultural center and other works in Manewada.

NIT will implement the seventh pay commission for its employees and retired staffers. This will lead to an additional expenditure of Rs 87 crore. The civic agency expects Rs 2 crore from Gunthewari layouts that are still with NIT but it will have to spend Rs 30.45 crore on the provision of civic amenities in these areas.

A source in NIT said that Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development Authority (NMRDA) will execute Koradi temple development, Futala multimedia show, Tajbagh dargah beautification, Chicholi museum, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar convention center, etc. Houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) will also be constructed by NMRDA.

According to the budget document, Rs 2.36 crore is the carry forward from 2019-20. NIT expects an income of Rs 311.30 crore in 2020-21 of which Rs 118.57 crore is capital receipts, Rs 80.66 crore is revenue receipts and advances and deposits will give Rs 29.70 crore.

The capital expenditure in 2020-21 is expected to be Rs 147.09 crore, revenue expenditure will be Rs 106.70 crore, advances and deposits will be Rs 54.68 crore. Total Rs 308.47 crore will be spent next fiscal.

(With inputs from timesofindia)