Nagpur is the central place of the India with the zero mile marker(indicating the geographical center of India) and the second capital of the State of Maharashtra. Population of Nagpur is 2,420,000 and is 13th largest urban conglomeration in India and 114th Largest city in the world.
Nagpur is the seat of annual winter session of Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha. This city is the commercial and political center of the state's Eastern Vidharbha Region.
Nagpur is strategically important as it is situated at the cross-roads of India's North-South and East-West routes by road, rail and air.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Nagpur Municipal Corporation To Start Papaerless work From April 1

The Municipal Commissioner said that under mandatory reforms of Central Government Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), the civic body will be paperless from April 1, 2010.
The Central Government has sanctioned Rs 13.50 crore for e-governance project to the civic body. The administration will make available in public domain all the information of budget and its implementation and will start double accounting system from the date. He believed that this would help achieve transparency.
The civic body has appointed 500 agents to run private citizen facility centre for providing services to the citizens.

Monday, January 4, 2010

All-Party meet on Vidarbha statehood

With the initiative of Bharatiya Republican Paksha - Bahujan Maha Sangh, and all party meeting has been organised on Monday at 12 noon at Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti hall on North Ambazari Road, to finalise plan for agitation to press for statehood to Vidarbha region.
Already, BRP-BMS chief and former MP Prakash Ambedkar has sent a letter in this regard to leaders of all political parties, social Vidhabha region.
The meeting is likely to discuss fromation of a joint action committee to further the cause of Vidarbha statehood. In his letter, Prakash Ambedkar has stated that since announcement of statehood to Telangana, the demand for statehood to Vidharbha has been gaining momentum and even the leaders of ruling parties have supported the cause. Considering the larger cause, all leaders cutting across party lines should come together, he has urged. The demand for statehood to Vidharbha has been gaining momentum for quite some time. The meeting to be held on Monday has been supported by several organisations including Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti. In a release issued here, Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti stated that Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar had favoured statehood to Vidarbha considering 80 per cent of population from deprived sections in the region.

Savitribai Phule's Birth Anniversary Celebrated

Nagpur Municipal Corporation organised a programme at Cotton Market premises to celebrate birth anniversary of Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule. Mayour Archana Dehenkar, Joint commissioner Mahesh Dhamecha, Zonal Health Officer Dhopte, Manjrekar, Sangita Raut, Rajkumar Wanjari and others were present.

Nagpur Municipal Corporation

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation plays a key role in executing the administration part of the second capital of the state of Maharashtra i.e. Nagpur.
Mr. Sanjay Sethi is the Municipal commissioner of Nagpur Municipal Corporation. The commissioner of Nagpur ensures that the citizens gets the quality of services through various administrative departments.
The services that is given by the administrative departments are registration of the birth and death of the people residing in Nagpur, it also deals with the services associated with the licenses of trade. The administrative body looks after the supply of water to the citizens, they also take care for the public transport through out the city limits with the help of Star Bus.The Mayor of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation is Archana Dehenkar who is the head of the corporation and the first lady of Nagpur city.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Various bodies register objections: Water tariff hike

Various organizations have submitted their suggestions, and objections on steep hike in water tariff with NMC Water Works Committee.
After protests from every corner against steep hike in water tariff, NMC General Body directed Water Works Committed headed by Chairman Praveen Datke to study and submit a report.
Considering this, the Committee invited suggestions, and objections from local people and organization between November 12, and 18.
Various organization including Indian Medical Association (IMA), Nagpur Chamber of Commerce, Abhyankar Nagar Nagrik Mandal, Akhil Bharatiya Grahak Panchayat, Jansamasya Nivaran Samiti, Shahar Vikas Manch, Scientific Society, Rastriya Samajik Vikas Bahuddeshiya Sanstha, and other many organizations have submitted their suggestions, and objections protesting the steep hike in water tariff.
Meanwhile, many individuals have also submitted their suggestions, and objections like Anil Wadpalliwar.
Meanwhile, Jan Aakrosh Samiti has continued to organize public awareness programme. A programme was organized at Rani Laxmi Hall in Laxminagar.
IMA President Dr. Anil Laddhad, Abhyankar Nagar Nagrik Mandal’s Secretary Ravi Kaskhedikar and other guest speakers urged the people to unite and protest against steep hike. This Committee has invited suggestions and objections from local residents. They received around 4,000 such letters and that have been submitted to NMC.

NMC hints at revising hike in Octroi rates

Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Wednesday informed the High Court that it was considering the suitable modification in the hike effected in Octroi rates. The NMC made its stance clear during the hearing of a writ petition filed by Nag Vidarbha Chamber of Commerce strongly opposing steep hike in Octroi rates and new policy of charging Octroi on the basis of Maximum Retail Price (MRP).
A division bench consisting of Justice Dilip Sinha and Justice F M Reis asked the petitioner organization to clarify its stance and granted time till Friday.
According to NMC, the new policy was introduced after much deliberations and undertaking comprehensive surveys. The NMC claimed that its new policy of MRP based Octroi was transparent and people-friendly and lamented that petitioner-organisation was presenting it in highly distorted manner.
Making it clear that the NMC administration wants to overhaul the revenue collection policy, the Civic body offered to re-consider the issue in the light of representations and objections raised by trader’s body, albeit after the MRP based Octroi was sought to be introduced.
According to the petitioner organization the NMC has right to determine Octroi rates to determine Octroi rates under section 114(1) of the City of Nagpur Corporation Act for cattle’s and other goods brought within city limits for sale. However the State Government had the final word to determine rate of taxation to prevent evasion of Octroi cess. The rules framed by the NMC had made it mandatory to give description of goods brought within city limits and rule 10 has prescribed that details about manufacturer, weight etc has to be supplied at Octroi check post.
The NMC on July 17, 2009 notified that Octroi would be levied as per the MRP of good. The petitioner body strongly criticized the formula prepared to assess the MRP of the good and claimed that it was irrational and totally devoid of practical reality.
Besides the civic body was also collecting Rs. 5 as administrative cost at every Octroi check-post, the NVCC claimed while opposing it. Now the next hearing is slated on Friday.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

22 Samples of Swine Flu spoiled: Nagpur

In a shocking incident, blood and throat swab samples of 22 persons, collected for swine flu test, were spoiled. The samples were collected on September 14 and 15 at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Nagpur and were sent too National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune on September 15, but it did not reach NIV from Pune airport, clamed Dr. Dipti Dongaonkar, Dean, GMCH. She further said that the samples are to be checked within 24 hours otherwise those get spoiled. But, the samples remained at Pune airport for over 24 hours due to which all samples were spoiled. Meanwhile, samples of two patients who died on September 16, were also among the 22 spoiled samples. On Saturday, five persons were tested positive, taking the number to 53 in the city. An 11-year-old boy, admitted the same day, also tested positive.