Draft Development Plan (2007-2012) of Hooghly-Chinsurah Municipality of
Municipal Vision To transform the ULB into an environmentally clean and sustainable green urban area. To provide better physical (water supply, sanitation, road, SWM etc.) and social infrastructure (education, health etc.) Resettlement and rehabilitation of potential evictees To eradicate poverty, providing self employment scheme and other means. Maintaining the proper environment for the existing industries and encouraging new ones. To render better municipal services to the citizens Above all,to make a complete plan with better transparency.
Overview Of The Municipality Hooghly was found by the Portuguese in 1537 and Chinsurah was an important 17th century Dutch settlement. Later both were passed onto the British. Designed as a joint Municipality in 1865, currently consists of 30 wards and has a coverage area of 17.29 square km. Traffic lifeline are Howrah- Bandel and Bandel-Naihati railways and the Grand trunk Road (NH-2), also there is ferry services. Bandel Church, Imambadi, Armenian Church etc. are places of interest. Kartik and Saraswati Puja and Christmas are main festivals.
D EMOGRAPHY Total population - 1,76,213 (Census 2001), Male - 86728 and female - 83473 Basic demographic particulars of Hooghly – Chinsurah Municipality (CMA Vision 2025) considering this growth rate the trend indicates that there would be an additional population pressure of about 1,50,000, in 2025. AREA (in Sq km) (in Sq km)DENSITY (Population/ Sq km) Growth Rate (% age) 17.29743322.71
Trend In Population Growth 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 19912001201120212025 Year Population in '000
I NITIATION O F T HE DDP To introduce the DDP in the Municipality the “Launch Workshop” was held on 8th August 2005. It had representation from various stakeholders (municipal councilors, staffs, ward committees’ members, CDS members, prominent citizens, local trade associations etc.) The purposes of disseminating information & launching the DDP preparation in the municipality were fulfilled to a great extent through the Launch Workshop. 30 sensitization workshops (one in each ward) were held in the Municipality involving the concerned Ward Committees, CDS, local residents and other stakeholders.
The Process The methodological approach : Participation by and consultation with the widest range of stakeholders including the public at large, the NHC, NHG, CDS and the Ward Committees. Technical analysis to supplement the identified proposals involving experts. Collation and integration of all components to arrive at the final DDP. Participatory tools : Focus Group Discussions, Group meeting exercises etc. Quantitative and qualitative tools: Structured questionnaires were administered on a representative sample for quantitative estimates. Each component of the DDP followed the defined process. Besides, GIS method has also been used to prepare the base map.
The Stakeholders Important groups constituted at municipality level for the DDP preparation process: i.DDP Policy Group (DPG) ii.DDP Technical Groups (DTGs): Three such DTGs were formed for the 3 main components of the DDP. –DTG 1: This group had focus on Component 1 (Infrastructure, Land Use and Environment Development) –DTG 2: This group had focus on Component 2 (Social and Livelihood Development) –DTG 3: This group had focus on Component 3 (Municipal Institutional Strengthening) Other Internal Municipal Stakeholders : the Councilors, Municipality Staffs, Ward Committees, CDS, NHG, NHC, MP, MLA, academicians, leading professionals, General public (including poor and slum inhabitants) and various interest groups like educational institutions, resident’s associations, heritage conservation groups, women’s associations, Trade Associations etc. External stakeholders : CMU, KMDA, MAD, DLB, MED, ZP etc.
The Surveys Various technical surveys & reviews undertaken by the Municipality during the phase of DDP preparation: Contour level survey, Quick Slum Survey, Socio-economic surveys in households, Traffic volume count survey, Upgradation of GIS for infrastructure assets, Market survey, Citizens’ satisfaction survey etc. Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with peoples
Obstacles & Shortcomings Limitations in the field of overall resource availability There were gaps in various socio-economic and infrastructure datasets, thus resulting on a greater emphasis on the use of secondary data, perceived priorities of stakeholders for the purpose of planning. The “first generation” DDP focused more on the process of preparation of the plans that address short to medium term problems. Emphasis were on identifying and prioritizing issues in a participatory manner, rather than only rely on detailed technical analysis.
Focus of this DDP To assess the needs of various stakeholders and identify the gaps of our service delivery or others in a structured manner as guided by the concerned good offices of the State Government. To prepare feasible solutions subject to the limitation constraints to us. To maximize citizens’ satisfactions under the current set up and availability of resources in our disposal. Over and above it was a learning experience to us to solve the problems in a properly planned fashion.
DEVELOPMENT GOALS Component 1.1: Slum Infrastructure Improvement Plan Ensure basic infrastructure services (access to drinking water supply, improved road condition, collection & disposal of solid waste, proper drainage) to all slums, Give priority to the slums having worst infrastructure and socio economic situation. Hand over specific infrastructure assets to the slum local samiti / organization, for collecting user charges and hence ensure maintenance of the assets created. Enhance community participation in construction, operations and maintenance of infrastructure in the slum.
DEVELOPMENT GOALS Component 1.2: Intra Municipal Infrastructure Improvement Plan Providing household level water connection in every household in the HCM. Achieving segregation of solid waste from all households and adopting scientific and sustainable ways of disposal of Municipal Solid Waste. Providing safe and hygienic sanitation facilities. Providing effective area drainage & sewerage systems. Improving the condition of roads and increasing road connectivity Planning appropriate traffic management. Improving street lighting.
IDENTIFIED PROJECTS 1.2 Intra Municipal Infrastructure Improvement Plan Total No. of Projects identified – 37 Total cost of Project – Rs. 2313.94 lacs Project highlights with cost involvement – Drainage system / Major Drainage Channel improvement -Rs. 751.01 lacs Water Supply system improvement-Rs. 544.92 lacs Road network improvement -Rs. 473.17 lacs Solid Waste Management system improvement -Rs. 97.00 lacs Sanitation improvement -Rs. 8.35 lacs Electrification and lighting improvement -Rs. 13.50 lacs Improvement & reviewing of existing Drains-Rs. 87.52 lacs improvement & reviewing of existing Water Supply -Rs. 148.92 lacs Improvement & reviewing of existing Roads-Rs. 101.95 lacs Improvement & reviewing of existing SWM-Rs. 46.50 lacs Improvement & reviewing of existing Sanitation-Rs. 4.30 lacs Improvement & reviewing of existing Street lights-Rs. 36.80 lacs
DEVELOPMENT GOALS Component 1.3: Trans Municipal Infrastructure Improvement Plan Providing wholesome water in adequate quantity to the people residing and working in the municipal area and some of the adjoining ULBs and GPs. Providing effective area drainage systems, so as to avoid water logging in all major commercial and residential areas in the HCM and also some of the adjoining ULBs and GPs.
IDENTIFIED PROJECTS 1.3 Trans Municipal Infrastructure Improvement Plan Water Supply – Surface source development, Treatment works, and distribution system Drainage & Flood Control – Installation of storm water drainage system Arterial Road Network – Bridges, flyovers and roads
DEVELOPMENT GOALS Component 1.4: Land use Development Plan Allocating and developing land for various civic services and for enabling economic, social and cultural growth and affordable housing. Themes are, - Making land available - Development of municipal owned land - Regulatory controls on development of area under the jurisdiction of the ULB
IDENTIFIED PROJECTS 1.4 Land use Development Plan Total No. of Projects identified –7 Total cost of Project – Rs. 1209.44 lacs Project highlights with cost involvement – Construction of Slaughter House – Rs. 36.00 lacs Construction and improvement of Park and Play ground – Rs. 161.44 lacs Construction of Community Hall - Rs. 157.00 lacs Construction of Educational Institution- Rs. 55.00 lacs Construction of Bus Stand – Rs. 800.00 lacs
DEVELOPMENT GOALS Component 1.5: Environment Management Plan To protect the quality of natural resources like air and water in accordance with the national standards. To achieve and maintain quality of drinking water. To protect wetlands and lakes against pollution and encroachment To enhance and protect green cover and biodiversity. To achieve best possible use of land and open space. To disseminate environment education to the community. To spread awareness about community participation in environment risk management To conserve and restore heritage building/structures.
IDENTIFIED PROJECTS 1.5 Environment Management Plan Total No. of Projects identified –6 Total cost of Project – Rs. 2585.00 lacs Project highlights with cost involvement – Composting of Municipal Solid Waste - Rs. 350.00 lacs Community Awareness on Environmental Issues - Rs. 25.00 lacs Conservation of heritage buildings - Rs. 200.00 lacs Sewage Disposal system - Rs. 1385.00 lacs Monitoring quality of water in wetland / Ponds - Rs. 325.00 lacs Beautification of river front - Rs. 300.00 lacs
DEVELOPMENT GOALS Component 2.1: Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation To deal with key organizational, operational, delivery and coverage issues in the implementation of various targeted Government schemes and programmes. To identify excluded and marginalized groups who do not benefit from any such schemes and make an attempt to address their livelihood issues. To identify and undertake initiatives for Livelihood promotion and poverty alleviation.
IDENTIFIED PROJECTS 2.1 Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation Total No. of Projects identified –10 Total cost of Project – Rs. 115.99 lacs Project highlights with cost involvement – Training on Mosquito net manufacturing & service center - Rs. 5.00 lacs Setting up of Vocational Training Institute -Rs. 20.00 lacs Setting up of Food Processing Centre -Rs. 12.83 lacs Promotion of DWCUA and handholding support to womenRs. 4.00 lacs Strengthening UPE cell members, RCVs, TCG members etc.Rs. 19.76 lacs Creation of Help Desk and service Centres -Rs. 31.65 lacs IEC on various Livelihood options available -Rs. 3.50 lacs Rickshaw Bank -Rs. 5.25 lacs Awarness creation on various Social Security Programme -Rs. 2.00 lacs Implementation of Health Insurance programme for the resident of Hooghly-Chinsurah Municipality -Rs. 12.00 lacs
DEVELOPMENT GOALS Component 2.2: Local Economic Development (a) Regulation: Improve transparency of all regulatory processes. Registration of cycle-rickshaw pullers and van rickshaw pullers, barring multiple users to a single registration. (b) Targeted Infrastructure and Basic Services: Provide infrastructure and basic services to enhance economic activities of small-scale enterprise in the ULB. Work closely with higher levels of government to provide facilities earmarked for developing special industrial zones. (c) Facilitation and Promotion: Ensuring local skills and enterprise receive attention not just locally but also outside the ULB and the state. Ensure that small-scale enterprise has access to adequate finance.
IDENTIFIED PROJECTS 2.2 Local Economic Development Total No. of Projects identified –8 Total cost of Project – Rs. 788.80 lacs Project highlights with cost involvement – Fisheries project in the bank of Hooghly river- Rs. 55.00 lacs Pisciculture using existing ponds -Rs. 10.00 lacs Development of existing Fish Market -Rs. 7.50 lacs Implement Entrepreneurship Development Programmes -Rs. 3.00 lacs Tourism promotion cell -Rs. 8.80 lacs Develop a Rural- Urban Hub -Rs. 200.00 lacs Organise design development workshops -Rs. 4.50 lacs Shopping Mall -Rs. 500.00 lacs
DEVELOPMENT GOALS Component 2.3: Health Care Service Delivery Improvement Plan Strengthening and developing Health Management Information System. Strengthening decentralisation and other PPP initiatives in providing health services. Improve the asset and human resources utilization pattern of health services. Close vigil on food license to prevent spread of diarrhoeal and other diseases in the area. Ensure Primary health care services. Health Education. Provide sterilisation facility. Ensure implementation of National programmes in a coordinated manner Ensure strengthened IEC programme.
IDENTIFIED PROJECTS 2.3 Health Care Service Delivery Improvement Plan Total No. of Projects identified –8 Total cost of Project – Rs. 234.00 lacs Project highlights with cost involvement – Restructuring of Health Units at 30 Wards-Rs. 45.00 lacs IEC, publication of Booklets -Rs. 36.00 lacs Convergence of all health Programme -Rs. 36.00 lacs Contingency fund for Health Units -Rs. 36.00 lacs Minor repairing & provision of Equipments at Health Units -Rs. 30.00 lacs Health Information system and setting up of Health Information Help Desk -Rs. 11.00 lacs Maternity Home in the Old Red Cross hospital building -Rs. 35.00 lacs Introduction of dog pound services -Rs. 5.00 lacs
DEVELOPMENT GOALS Component 2.4: Primary Education Improvement Plan Theme 1: Pre primary and primary schools Strengthen administration of pre primary schools and primary Schools Improve Performance of schools Theme 2: Non-formal education and adult education Non formal education for children who cannot attend regular school Improve all aspects of administration, management and performance of Adult Education programmes
IDENTIFIED PROJECTS 2.4 Primary Education Improvement Plan Total No. of Projects identified –12 Total cost of Project – Rs. 123.20 lacs Project highlights with cost involvement – Construction / completion of 67 Nos. of rooms -Rs. 33.50 lacs Provision of Boys’ Toilet -Rs. 2.25 lacs Provision of boys Urinal -Rs. 2.00 lacs Teaching Aids and Furniture -Rs. 18.80 lacs IEC on Safety Measures, Health Education, Quality of education, vocation training opportunity, Entrepreneurship ability etc. -Rs. 0.75 lacs Provision of Kitchen Shed -Rs. 3.50 lacs Provision of Girls’ Toilet -Rs. 3.00 lacs Provision of drinking water & Electricity connection at Schools –Rs. 6.00 lacs Minor repairing of School building –Rs. 12.00 lacs Provision of Girls’ Urinal –Rs. 1.90 lacs Provision of Adult Education Centre at ward level –Rs. 4.50 lacs Setting up of a School for challenged children -Rs. 35.00 lacs
DEVELOPMENT GOALS Component 3.1: Organisation Development Plan To proceed taking the support of all councilors irrespective of their political affinities. To assess the requirement of training as identified from the feedback of the departmental in-charges. To introduce performance appraisal system of the staffs for efficient management and rewarding of the municipal employees. To delegate power for administrative control amongst the officials. To improve inter-departmental co-ordination through intranet computerized system. To improve financial management and revenue generation. To develop better reporting system to management in all spheres, actively involve ward committees in municipal services, increase efficiency of the staff, prepare budget in a more realistic way along with preparation of A.D.P. (Annual Development Plan).
IDENTIFIED PROJECTS 3.1 Organisation Development Plan Total No. of Projects identified –11 Total cost of Project – Rs. 65.60 lacs Project highlights with cost involvement – Development of detailed Role manual & Performance appraisal system of HODs, Councilor & various committees -Rs. 3.00 lacs Strenthening of GIS activity -Rs. 6.85 lacs IEC through peoples partcipation -Rs. 3.00 lacs Information Technology Cell -Rs. 5.00 lacs Develop and implement training programme -Rs. 3.75 lacs Public Relation & Communication Cell -NIL Preparation of Role-Job manual -Rs. 3.00 lacs Strenthening of Ward Offices -Rs. 33.00 lacs Opening of Economic Development Cell -Rs. 0.50 lac Human Resource Cell -Rs. 5.00 lacs Manpower assessment Study -Rs. 2.50 lacs
DEVELOPMENT GOALS Component 3.2: Internal Processes and Systems Improvement Plan Identifying redundant processes that are no longer relevant in the current and future operating context Ensuring internal process and systems are geared for improved governance and management Ensuring improved delivery of essential urban services
IDENTIFIED PROJECTS 3.2 Internal Processes and Systems Improvement Plan Total No. of Projects identified –3 Total cost of Project – Rs. 50.27 lacs Project highlights with cost involvement – Decentralized approach to service delivery -Rs. 15.00 lacs Implement computerization programme-Rs. 31.00 lacs Introduce Information Systems to improve access to information-Rs. 4.27 lacs
DEVELOPMENT GOALS Component 3.3: Citizens Interface Plan To consider the Citizen’s Expectations concerning: Complaints related to Potable water supply & collection of wastes / garbage Maintenance of Sewerage and drainage Maintenance of roads & Street lights Malaria and other epidemic control Municipal Primary schools Providing building plan permit Obtaining shop/ trade licenses etc.
IDENTIFIED PROJECTS 3.3 Citizens Interface Plan Total No. of Projects identified –1 Total cost of Project – Rs. 1.80 lacs Project highlights with cost involvement – Waste collection from households -Rs. 1.80 lacs
DEVELOPMENT GOALS Component 3.4: Financial Plan To undertake detailed revenue potential assessments together with the revenue department staff, contribute to the cost, deduction analysis of costs of activities in the utility departments of HCM. To achieve effective administration of existing taxes, refurbishing of major taxes, efficient pricing of all the directly chargeable urban services, increasing use of non-tax sources. To enhance the scope of tax and non-tax sources to increase revenue To explore option to raise debt capital, assess financial viability of select project investment and repayment capacity of HCM. To identify methods to reduce finance cost and ensure better cash flow. To explore the options to undertake revenue generating projects through public- private partnership. To prepare the annual budget of HCM on a more scientific basis than that being practiced.
IDENTIFIED PROJECTS 3.4 Financial Plan Total No. of Proposals considered –12 Total contribution from the proposals – Rs. 436.05 lacs Revenue Enhancement : - Property Tax:3 proposalsRs. 94.79 lacs - Water Tax:3 proposalsRs. 143.43 lacs - Advertisement Tax:1 ProposalRs. 1.92 lacs - Licensing Fees:1 ProposalRs. 4.30 lacs Expenditure Management : - Salary, Wages and Bonus :1 ProposalRs. 97.35 lacs - Power and Fuel :1 proposalRs. 14.93 lacs - Bulk Purchase :1 ProposalRs. 7.33 lacs Asset Management : - Lease of Land:1 ProposalRs. 72.00 lacs
Revenue Enhancement : Property Tax 2001-02 to 2011-12 Year Rs./Lacs
Revenue Enhancement : Water Tax 2001-02 to 2011-12 Year Rs./Lacs
Expenditure Management : Salary, Wages and Bonus Rs./Lacs Year
Expenditure Management : Power and Fuel Rs./Lacs Year
Sources: Grant, Contribution, Subsidy from Central Government -Rs. 1,457.76 lacs Grant, Contribution, Subsidy from State Government -Rs. 437.00 lacs Grants from Other Government Agencies -Rs. 2,743.17 lacs Others -Rs. 2704.91 lacs Investible Surplus -Rs. 531.82 lacs TOTAL -Rs. 7,874.66 lacs
DDP Quality Check and Public Validation The DPG and DTG checked each and every component of DDP for quality following a structured DDP Quality Check Format, for each subcomponent. This was placed for Public Validation for over a month (January 5, 2007 to February 5, 2007) and announcements were made through Newspapers, Cable Channels etc. and subsequently the suggested changes were either incorporated or were either justified for non inclusion or were depicted in the form it was included in the report.
DDP is a challenge to us….. we have taken the DDP preparation as an OPPORTUNITY to us. And as challenge always comes with opportunity,