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BMC announces new dog control proposal

Withdraws current plan of Rs 1,200 per dog, to table new proposal within 15
days

Express News Service

Mumbai, August 22: THE Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), after
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 Phatak, the
decision was taken in a closed-door meeting that took place between the
members of the dog monitoring committee, NGOs, Standing Committee and
officers from the administration.

It says: In cases where the BMC provides kennels, water and electricity and
arranges for catching and releasing of dogs, the organisation will be paid
Rs 300 per dog; at Rs 450 per dog, the NGO will be provided all the
facilities but will have to arrange for catching and releasing of dogs. If
the land is given by the BMC and the organisation volunteers to catch and
release dogs, it will get Rs 450 per dog. And in the last case, where the
BMC has provided only the land and everything else is taken care by the
NGO-citing the case of AWS at Juhu Kapaswadi-they will be given Rs 600 per
dog.

"There will be a uniform proposal which will be open to all interested
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 Standing
Committee.


Publication : IE; Section : News; Pg : 3; Date : 23/8/07
URL : http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=252305