Not rural, urban Gujarat: Budget of 15 municipal corporations is Rs 50 thousand crore

People of 15 big cities give Rs. 1.25 lakh per person to the local government.

Dilip Patel
Gandhinagar, 9 February 2024
Gujarat is no longer rural Gujarat. Now we will have to call it urban Gujarat. Because by the end of 2024, the urban population will exceed 18 thousand villages along with 15 metros and 250 small towns. The urban population may increase by 75 percent by 2047. Expenditure is more in the city than in the village.
Local Governments, 8 Maha Municipalities Rs. A budget of Rs 38,405 has been prepared. If the estimated budget of the other 7 new big municipalities is considered to be Rs 11600 crore, then Rs 50 thousand crore will be collected from the people of 15 big cities and will be spent on them. The estimated population of 15 big cities is about 2 crores.
In this way, 25 thousand rupees per year i.e. 2 thousand rupees per month will be taken from every urban person. A family of 5 members will get Rs. Will pay taxes, fees, rates from Rs 1 lakh to 1.25 lakh to the city government.
Expenses in Ahmedabad city
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has a budget of Rs 12262.83 crore for 2024-25. Revenue expenditure has increased by Rs 578.33 crore. Artisans will be given land for a fixed period of time. Village-urban market will be formed. Rs. An amount of Rs 50 crore has been fixed. Village plans are now being set up in cities.
For religious matters Rs. There is a provision of Rs 45 crore.
Cow shed will be constructed in Kathwara. Food laboratory will be built. Rs 5 crore for providing Wi-Fi facility. For IT monitoring Rs. An amount of Rs 15 crore has been allocated. An urban building worth Rs 50 crore tower will be built in Mitakhali. In which other works including town planning and building use permission can be done at one place.
For Cancer Unit Rs. 200 million.

percentage income
Income other than tax 30
general tax 20
toll grant 14
subsidy, grant 12
water 11
vehicle tax 03
Professional Tax 03
Other Income 07

cost percentage
Rs 35 for installation
establishment 25
Contribution, grant 17
service program 09
Maintenance 06
General Expenses 02
power-fuel 03
loan fee 03

Income worth crores of rupees
520 advance tax
250 Business Development.
Rs 226.95 in premium income
100 Party Plot and Complete Contract.
Rupee. 100 lease hold rent.
100 impact fee
184.88 Grants to school boards

Allocated amount – in crores of rupees
M.R.I. machine 20
cancer unit 20
Fire Station Rs. 0.50
The calculation of trees is Rs. 5.00
religious institution facility 25
laboratory 20
lake beautification 30
2 for Municipal Corporation Apps
plastic crushing machine 2
Navdeep Hall Renovation 10
Bhopal Underpass 1
dustbin 2
draft tp 65
AI solutions 5
monitoring sensor machine 15
fogging machine 20
plants for sedimentation 15
treatment plant 25
floor 15
Heritage Gate Beautification 10
Rs 10 for aw area
Startup Festival 1
cemetery modernization 15
rural development 25
drainage rehabilitation 100
New Hall, Party Plot 20
smart pole 05
zero budget 50
Wetland Zone 10
Organic Recovery Machine 15
An ecological forest will be created
Entertainment parks will be built in five wards
Recreation parks in Lambha, Bhopal-Ghuma, Chandkheda, Gota-Charodi, Odhav wards cost Rs. 20
87 thousand children will be given milk and powder

Surat Maha Municipality
The draft budget of Surat Maha Municipality for 2024-25 is Rs 8718 crore. In which the capital budget is Rs 4121 crore. Also, no tax has been imposed. For the first time in this year’s budget, the revenue target has been set at more than Rs 5000 crore. Whereas an estimate of Rs 525 crore has been made to generate new sources of income. Efforts have been made to reduce revenue expenditure.
For the first time, a draft budget of more than Rs 8 thousand crore has been presented. Rs 165 crore has been allocated for the construction of the bridge while a new auditorium will be built at Katargam.
Vadodara Municipal Corporation’s draft budget of Rs 5327 crore for 2024-25 was presented. Rs 2500 crore will be spent on development works. Water treatment plant will be built in Poicha Fazalpur at a cost of Rs 300 crore.
Treated water supply plant will be set up at Nandesari GIDC at a cost of Rs 75 crore. Rainwater channel will be laid parallel to the National Highway at a cost of Rs 11 crore. Railway overbridge will be constructed in Maneja at a cost of Rs 150 crore. Apart from this, more than 7 flyovers and the road from Dabhoi Road to Pratapnagar will be built at a cost of Rs 62 crore. To solve the parking problem, multi-level parking will be built in Alkapuri at a cost of Rs 10 crore.
Rajkot Municipal Corporation Rs. There is a draft budget of Rs 2 thousand 817 crores. Rupee. The tax burden is Rs 17 crore 77 lakh.
Garbage charges have been doubled. It has been suggested to increase water tax from Rs 1500 to Rs 1600.
There is a possibility of presenting a tax free budget in view of the Lok Sabha elections. Four new ward offices will be created. 100 new CNG and 175 electric buses will be purchased. -Underbridge will be built near Malviya Gate. Rupee. Aji Riverfront project worth Rs 187 crore will be started.
The budget of Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation is Rs. Budget of 1327 crores. 666.88 crore for works including water works, drainage, bridges, street lights. Animal hostel and dog shelter will be built at a cost of Rs 3 crore. Gas fireplaces will be built in the main 4 crematoriums at a cost of Rs 50 lakh. Rs 24 crore has been allocated for 100 e-buses and charging stations for the stations. A 12 to 15 MW solar park will be built at a cost of Rs 60 crore. Rs 11 crore will be spent on fire fighting vehicles and Rs 10 crore will be spent on fire stations. Therefore 13.22

Night shelter home will be built at a cost of crores. Anganwadi will be constructed at a cost of Rs 6.60 crore.
Rs 1,259 in the budget of Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation for the year 2024-25

There will be a loss of Rs 598 crore.
In each ward, Rs 2 crore will be spent for library, Rs 5 crore for gymkhana sports complex, Rs 3 crore for yoga studio, Rs 2 crore for development of river bank places, 18 village squares will be built. The grant given to councilors was also increased to Rs 2 crore.
The draft budget of Jamnagar Maha Municipality for 2024-25 is Rs 1368 crore. No increase in tax rates has been suggested.
There is 100% interest waiver on property tax arrears. Free travel in city buses for women on International Women’s Day, Bhai Bij and Rakshabandhan. Near Samarpan Junction Circle Rs. 65 crores and Rs. Overbridge will be built at a cost of Rs 60 crore. The government will allocate a total of Rs 1.5 crore for this.
30 percent investment
The government gives all the money to MNPs, or in many schemes only 30 percent grant has to be given to 15 MNPs.
Government expenditure till 2021-22
In the 12 years from 2009 to 2021-22, the state government has allocated a total of Rs 44102 crore. Now, Rs 5100 crore has been provided for the towns and cities of the state for 2022-23. Rs 49,202 crore has been given to cities in 12 years. Thus Rs 17 thousand have been spent per person. Rs 1 lakh has been given per family in cities. The local government has collected taxes and spent twice as much. Thus the government has spent Rs 3 lakh per family. By 2024-25, the government has spent Rs 75 thousand crore on cities in 15 years.
About Rs 4 lakh crore has been spent on 250 cities in 15 years. It is estimated to cost Rs 1.10 lakh per person and Rs 6 lakh per urban family.

No one can defeat BJP
3 crore people of Gujarat live in 250 cities. By 2024, more than 50 percent of Gujarat’s population will live in cities. Therefore no one can defeat BJP from Gujarat, they will enjoy power in Gujarat for a long time.
Urban politics
The new 7 municipalities are Mehsana, Morbi, Navsari, Surendranagar, Gandhidham, Vapi and Anand. Along with this, there are municipalities of Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Junagadh, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar.
Ahmedabad is a metro city. As more and more urban areas were merged into Ahmedabad, power remained. The cities of Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot are like cities of a million. Its population is more than 10 lakh.
There are 27 cities ranging from 1 to 10 lakh. It includes 4 metropolitan municipalities Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Gandhinagar. Apart from this, BJP is ruling in all 27 cities including 23 municipalities.
There are 34 cities whose population ranges from 50 thousand to 1 lakh. These are all municipalities. In which BJP has control over 90 percent. 5 district headquarters are also municipalities which include Rajpipla, Ahwa, Vyara, Lunawada, Modasa. BJP is in power.
Bharuch could have been the richest municipality in Gujarat. Bharuch and Ankleshwar were not built deliberately by the municipal government. A municipality can be formed by merging the two cities. There are big industries here. So you can earn big money. Why can Bharuch Municipal Corporation get more per capita income than Ahmedabad and Surat? Yet the government has not done anything to help the industry.
Village people were taken to the city
When BJP came to power in Gujarat, the number of villages with 500 people was 3 thousand. Which was increased to 2400 in 2011. By 2024 it will reduce to around 2 thousand. Thus, 50 percent of the people of small villages have migrated. If there had been no migration, the number of these villages would have increased to 3500 villages. If this had happened then BJP’s votes would have slipped.
village became city
When BJP came to power in Gujarat, there were 264 cities with a population of 5 thousand. In 2011, 348 cities were formed and now by the time of the second Lok Sabha elections in 2024, 400 big villages or cities have been formed.
Population of cities increased, population of villages decreased
The rural population there was 2.70 crore which will increase to 3.46 crore in 2011 and 4 crore in 2024. In contrast, the urban population of 1.42 crore increased to 2.57 crore in 2011 and will reach 4 crore by 2014.
Thus, under the BJP rule the population growth rate in rural areas has declined from 15 percent to 9.30 percent by 2011 and may fall to 5 percent in 2024. Thus the population of the village is decreasing.
The urban population growth rate increased from 34 percent to 36 percent and will reach 40 percent by 2024. In Ahmedabad, 30 new areas – towns and villages – were finally merged into the municipal corporation in 2007.
List of 156 Cities – Municipalities of Gujarat
Dholka, Viramgam, Bavla, Dhandhuka, Sanand, Bareja, Nadiad, Chaklasi, Kapadvanj, Mahamdavad, Dakor, Kheda, Kanjari, Kathlal, Mahudha, Thasra, Surendranagar-Wadhwan, Dhrangadhra, Limbdi, Thangarh, Chotila, Patdi, Botad, Gadda, Barwala, Patan, Sidhpur, Radhanpur, Chansma, Harij, Palanpur, Disa, Dhanera, Tharad, Bhabhar, Thara, Mehsana, Kadi, Unjha, Visnagar, Vadnagar, Kheralu, Vijapur, Himmatnagar, Idar, Khedbrahma, Prantij, Talod, Wadali, Modasa, Baid, Kalol, Dehgam, Mansa, Godhra, Halol, Kalol, Shehra, Balasinor, Lunawada, Santrampur, Dahod, Jhalod, Devgarhbaria, Dabhoi, Karjan, Padra, Savli, Anand, Borsad, Khambhat, Petlad, Karamsad, Umreth, VV Nagar, Ankalav, Aud, Sojitra, Boriyavi, Chhotaudepur, Vyara, Songadh, Rajpipla, Navsari-Vijalpore, Belimora, Ganadevi, Bharuch, Ankleshwar, Jambusar, Amod, ValSad, Vapi, Pardi, Umargam, Dharampur, Bardoli, Kadodara, Tarsadi, Mandvi, Gandhidham, Bhuj, Anjar. Mandvi (K), Bhachau, Rapar, Mundra-Baroi, Dhrol, Jamjodhpur, Kalavad, Sikka, Okha, Dwarka, Khambhaliya, Salaya, Bhanwad, Jamrawal, Morbi, Wankaner, Halavad, Maliya-Miana, Jetpur, Gondal, Dhoraji, Upleta. , These include Tan, Kodinar, Sutrapada, Talala, Keshodas, Mangrol, Manavadar, Bantwa, Chorwad, Vanthali, Visavadar, Mahuva, Palitana, Shihore, Gariadhar, Talaja and Vallabhipur. (Google translation from Gujarati, from AGN website)