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Nepalgunj meets 54 percent of revenue target in first half

Nepalgunj meets 54 percent of revenue target in first half

Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City has achieved 54 percent of its annual revenue target in the first half of the current fiscal year. 

The local government in Lumbini Province had set a target of collecting internal revenues amounting to Rs 190m for the fiscal year, and as of now, Rs 102.07m has been collected. 

The information about the revenue collection was shared during the 14th Convention of the Sub-metropolis Municipal Assembly, which concluded on Saturday.

Mayor Prashant Bista presented various agendas during the event, seeking approvals for plans for the current fiscal year, budget transfers, additional projects under the Prime Minister’s Employment Programme, public-private partnerships for waste management, and regulations for tobacco products in the town.

All proposed agendas were unanimously passed during the convention, according to Chief Administrative Officer Om Bahadur Khadka. The event was attended by ward chairs from all 23 wards, municipal executive assembly members, and local government employees. 

The sub-metropolis has made financial progress of 32.7 percent towards recurrent expenditure, of 13.42 percent towards capital expenditure and of 43.81 percent towards financial management. 

Likewise, it is stated in the progress report that provisions have been made for direct payment to the related bank account through the EFT system with the objective of making the payment process smooth and transparent.

A total of 250 persons have benefited from the 24-hour free ambulance service from home to hospital. 

Among other works mentioned in the progress report include: design and implementation of local curriculum, promotion of IT-friendly teaching and learning, conduction of continuous campaign for the sustainability of the Sub-metropolis as the child marriage-free sub-metropolis, monitoring of cooperatives, market monitoring, distribution of the social security allowances through the EFT and the operation of the weekly evening-time Maha Aarati rituals at Bageshwori Temple premises with support from the Sub-metropolis.   

Also included in the progress report are activities like the regular cleaning of the main roads in the city, the management of medical waste in an effective manner, conduction of various disaster prevention drills at ward number 3 and 7,  retrofitting of the vulnerable physical infrastructures and the formulation of several guidelines and policies related to public service.