Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday decided to implement double-entry accounting system for local bodies involving identification and enlisting of all their assets and liabilities with provisions for the people to see the data.
The decision to implement the double-entry accounting system, as suggested by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to ensure transparency, was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The procedure involves opening each year a balance sheet enlisting all the identified assets and liabilities of civic bodies after their physical verification besides updating and creating their records with approval of the municipal councils, the minister said.
"It will be done in next 24 months and all the assets and liabilities of the local bodies will be identified and shown so that the people will know how their authorities are functioning," he said.
In another decision, the state Cabinet approved a scheme worth Rs 600 crore to supply treated water from Mata Tila Dam to Jhansi, which has been facing water scarcity for long.
"There was water crisis in Jhansi. It has been decided to treat water of Mata Tila Dam and supply it to the district. This will be a Rs 600 crore scheme and will be started soon," the minister said.
It would be implemented by Jhansi Nagar Nigam under Amrut scheme with 50 per cent of funding by the Centre, 30 per cent by the UP government and 20 per cent by the local bodies, he said.
The Cabinet also approved a Rs 100 cr project to set up a plant at Lucknow to make fuel from plastic waste.
"Under the project costing Rs 100 crores, plastic waste will be used to make fuel. It will be established in Lucknow under public private partnership (PPP) model and the government will give 30 per cent subsidy for the project," the minister said.
In a bid to promote tourism industry, the Cabinet also decided to expand the area of 11 tourism circuits in the state, Sharma said, adding it also sanctioned funds to build pantoon bridges, culverts and execute other works for the Kumbh 2019.
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