The process of carving out a separate municipal council comprising 27 villages currently under Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) is in the final stages, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed the state Legislative Assembly here today.
Fadnavis, while replying to a debate on the issue during the Question Hour, also said that a notification to this effect had been issued last year.
The divisional commissioner has been asked to complete the process of hearing suggestions and objections and submitting a report on it by July end, he said.
"Once the report is submitted by the divisional commissioner, appropriate decision would be taken," he added.
"The civic administration will be directed to ensure that there is no coercive recovery of tax, levied by the general body of the civic body," the CM said.
Fadnavis admitted that rapid urbanisation cannot be handled by the rural local bodies.
He said the government has already announced Rs 1,000 crore for the development of Kalyan Growth Centre and Rs 180 crore have been given to the 27 villages for water supply and sanitation purpose under the AMRUT scheme.
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