At India First we believe in empowering citizens with unadulterated facts so they can make informed decisions about our leadership.
In an effort to shed some light on the working of the BMC and key figures pertinent to Mumbai city, we have made a collection of interesting facts.
BMC is responsible for Civic Infrastructure, and administration of the city of Mumbai.
Responsible for providing basic amenities for the citizens, which is listed below:
1.) Maintanence of Sanitation and Health:
a. Garbage Disposal
b. Water Supply
c. Public Health
2.) Creation and Maintanence of Roads and Flyovers including cleaning and lighting of Roadways
3.) Register birth and deaths, and holds authority over all crematoria and cemeteries in the city
4.) Office of record for urban property and is also responsible for setting up and enforcing building norms.
5.) Maintenance of parks and public spaces, including beaches, and the provision of coastal safety in the form of lifeguards at beaches and lighthouse maintenance staff
6.) Ensuring basic educational facilities are met in Primary schools and all schools, directions given by State Government to be considered.
Overview of BMC:
BMC Administration: 24 Wards and 227 Corporators
Total BMC Budget is Rs. 37,052 Cr. for the Year 2016-17
BMC has 1 employee for every 112 Mumbaikars
Average BMC Per Employee Salary > Average Tata Power Salary >Rs. 6 lac p.a
Of the 9500 metric tonnes of waste generated daily,
Only 31.58%. i.e. 3000 metric tonnes is treated as Kanjurmarg.
The rest 68.42% i.e 6500 metric tonnes is dumped at Deonar and Malad and remains untreated.
The untreated dump in Deonar has resulted in a massive fire, and threat of pocket fires remains
Average Demand per person per day - 135 litres per citizen per day - 2-3 hours water supply
Average Supply per person per day - 90 litres per citizen per day
30% of Water Demand not being met by BMC
25% (i.e 900 Mn litres) of Mumbai’s Water is Lost due to Leakage and Theft
Estimated Total Shortfall by the year 2041- 2520 Million Litres Per day
International Water Supply:
London -150 litres per citizen per day with 24/7 Water Supply
Singapore- 160 litres per citizen per day with 24/7 Water Supply
The World Health Organisation (WHO) norm for provision is 1/550 population per bed, whereas the ratio for Mumbai works out around 1/3,000
The life expectancy at birth is around 64 years for India, 67 or 68 for Maharashtra but for a Mumbaikar, it is a dismal 57 years
Health Budget is 11% of the Annual BMC Budget
51% of illegal construction complaints in Mumbai await BMC action
Parks and Public Spaces: Prescribed by UDFFI- 10-12 sq metre/person New York City- 6 sq metre/person Singapore - 7.5 sqm/person
whereas Mumbai has - 1.24 sq metre/person
Air Quality Index of Mumbai Is 168 ,the Unhealthy Range is 151-200
Annual Budget per child (BMC) Rs.50,534 equivalent to Annual Private School fees eg. St Annes High School and Saint Mary’s
Governance of BMC:
There are 227 corporators across 24 Wards
These corporators are elected once every 5 years
These corporators are Elected representatives Of the residents,
By the residents and For the residents of the constituency
The residents are the consumers of the BMC services
Muncipal Commissioner is nominated by the State Government
Muncipal Commissioner serves as a Head and CEO of the business
Role of a Corporator
Understand the concerns and issues of the constituency
Represent the constituency in council and committee meetings
Attend the respective council and committee meetings
Ask questions in these meetings and approve relevant projects
Each corporator is given Rs.60 lakh to be used for the development of the respective constituency
Only 40% of the councillors have 80-100 % attendance
20% of the complaints were on Roads, the maximum no.of questions i.e 194 asked by councillors are only
55% of the councillors have asked about 1-5 questions
Democracy Begins With Electing your Local Corporator!!
Vote wisely for the corporator and Demand services from the BMC !!
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