BMC announces new dog control proposal
Withdraws current plan of Rs 1,200 per dog, to table new proposal
Express News Service
Mumbai, August 22: THE Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC),
withdrawing its current proposal of Rs 1,200 per dog, decided to
table a new
proposal for the dog control programme within 15 days at its Standing
Committee Meeting on Wednesday.
The proposal is to extend the task to a few other organisations
who may do
it for free or at rates ranging from Rs 300 per dog to Rs 600 per
dog-depending on the services extended by the BMC.
It is for the second time that the proposal has been reworked.
According to a letter produced by Municipal Commissioner Jairaj
decision was taken in a closed-door meeting that took place between
members of the dog monitoring committee, NGOs, Standing Committee
officers from the administration.
It says: In cases where the BMC provides kennels, water and electricity
arranges for catching and releasing of dogs, the organisation will
Rs 300 per dog; at Rs 450 per dog, the NGO will be provided all
facilities but will have to arrange for catching and releasing of
the land is given by the BMC and the organisation volunteers to
release dogs, it will get Rs 450 per dog. And in the last case,
BMC has provided only the land and everything else is taken care
NGO-citing the case of AWS at Juhu Kapaswadi-they will be given
Rs 600 per
"There will be a uniform proposal which will be open to all
organisations and NGOs who want to do the work for free and get
paid will be
given priority in that order," said Ravindra Waikar, Chairman
Publication : IE; Section : News; Pg : 3; Date : 23/8/07
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