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                                          Municipal Corporation , Ahmednagar

 

Shri Sanjay Kakade,

Commissioner,

 Municipal Corporation

Ahmednagar

 

1)                 Introduction

 

The  historical  place  of  Ahmednagar  having  traditional  heritage of over  150  years  Municipal  Concil  was converted  and  elevated  to  Municipal  Corporation  w.e.f.  30th  June,  2003;   and  efforts  for its  development commenced.

 

2)                 Geographical

 

Centrally  located  in the map  of map  of  State  of Maharashtra,  geographically enjoys  its  prominent  place  in the state.  Towards  the  East  of the city  there  is  Pathardi  Tahsil;   Towards  the  West  there is  Parner  Tahsil;   while towards  the North  it  is   attached  to  Rahuri,  and  towards the South there is  Shrigonda  Tahsil.

 

The  city  of  Ahmednagar  is situated  at  656.54  M. from the  mean  sea  level  (MSL);  at  latitude  of  74’48’’ (E);   and  longitude  of  19’05’’(N).  The  cultural  capital  of the  State  of Maharashtra,  Pune is situated at 120  kms  from Ahmednagar  city,  while  the financial   capital  of the  Country,   Mumbai  is  situated  at a  distance of 278  kms from  Ahmednagar  city.

         

          Area

 

The  area  of the Ahmednagar  Municipal  Corporation  admeasures  85.14  sq.kms.

 

                

3)                 Population

 

According  to  the Census of 2001, the  population  of the city

of  Ahmednagar  was 3,07,455;  out of which  1,59,409 were  males and 1,48,046 were  were females.

 

Rate of  Growth of  Population

 

Year

Population

Rate of  Growth

1981

143937

21.74%

1991

181339

25.98%

2001

307455

69.55%

 

Literacy

 

          Out  of the  total   population of 3,07,455  in  Ahmednagar  city,  2,38,344  are  literate;  having  percentage  of  literacy  to be 77.52%.

 

          On  classification  of the literate  population,  there  are  1,30,591  Male  (54.79%)  while  1,07,753  (45.20%)  were  Females.

 

Corporation  : 

Civic  Amenities

A  -Water-Lifeline

 

The  water  is brought  from  about  35 kms  distance  for the city.  And  in order  to maintain  the  uninterrupted  continuous  flow of this  water every  step of  alertness  is  required.    Perhaps  probably,  this  may be the only  unique  example  in the state  of Maharashtra where  water is  lifted from  such a long  distance.   Besides,  after due    successful  processing  of purification  it  is distributed  through  the  taps  to the houses  in various  stages;  viz.  From  Mula  Dam  to Vilad,    then  from  Vilad  to  Nagapur;  further  from  Nagapur to  Vasant  Tekadi  (Hill)  Reservoir  and subsequently  to the  houses  of the citizens. 

 

Sanctioned  in the year 1967  this  Water  Supply  Scheme,  was  gradually  developed  in  stage by stage,  according  to the enhanced  augmentation  of the  population.    This  water  supply scheme  is meant  for the supply  of water to various  villages,  new  villages  &  colonies  included  in the city,  as well as  Industrial  Estates,  and some  part  of the  Defense  Area  besides  the  supply  to the city.    Care  is being  taken  to see  that at  least  140  ltrs  per  head  per day  water  is supplied,  irrespective  of  any  adversity  whatsoever.

 

Formerly  this  Water  supply  Scheme  was administered through  Maharashtra Jeevan  Pradhikaran  Department.  Since  1st  July,  1999  the  Municipal  Council  took  over the administration  of the said  Scheme.  All  the  workers engated  in the Jeevan  Pradhikaran  were  transferred  to Municipality. 

 

The  capacity  of the  Water  Purification  Plant  Centre,  at  Vilad is of  73   Million  Litres.  Today  about  50.5 million  litres  of  water  is  supplied to the city  from this Plant  is 24 hours.

 

 

Water  Supply

         

Source

Mula  Dam

 

Purification  Plan

Vilad Purification  Plant

 

Water  Supply  Scheme

Ahmednagar  Municipal  Corporation

 

Water  Supply  per  day

Capacity

73  Million

 

Actual  Supply

57  Million

Capacity  of Pump /  Unit.

560 HP x 2

Mula  Nagar

200 HP x 2

300 HP x 2

Vilad  New  Pump  House

200 HP x 2

300 HP x 4

Vilad  Old  Pump  House

300 HP x 1

Nagapur  Pump  House.

 

 

          From  Vilad  Purification  Plant,  purified  water  is brought  to Storage  Reservoir  at  Vasant  Tekadi.  This  tanks  is of capacity  of storage  of  6.5  Million  Litres.

 

          The purified  water  stored  in  Reservoir  at Vasant  Tekadi  supply  pure  water  to  4  ESRs  at  Bagade  Mala,  Sarosh  Talkies,  RTO,  and  Reservoir  tank.

 

Time  table  of  Water  Storage.

Tank  filling  Time  Table.

         

From  9.00  p.m.  to 3.30  a.m.

Filling  of  Storage  Tank

From  9.00  p.m.  to  10.30  p.m.

Filling of Bagade  Tank

From  10.30  p.m. to 00.30 a.m.

Filling  of Sarosh  Tank

From 00.30 a.m.  to  02.00  a.m.

Filling  of RTO  Tank

From  2.00  a.m. to 03.30 a.m.

Filling  of  Reservoir

         

From  these  regional  tanks,  the pure potable  water  is supplied  through  closed  pipeline  and  water  taps for  domestic,  commercial  and for  Public  Places.

 

 

Number  of  Tap  connections

 

Size

Domestic

For  Construction

Commercial

Total

1/2

31967

1641

288

33896

3/4

1830

39

206

2075

1

303

6

61

370

Total

34100

1686

555

36341

 

 

Street  Lights - Fountains - Traffice  Signals

 

          Ahmednagar  Municipal  Corporation  have installed  as  many  as 13,343  number  of street  lights all  over the  city  to  trounce  the darkness,  which  includes  Tube  Light  Fittings  and  Mercury  Vapour  Lamps  fittings  depending  upon  the  width  of the roads.   For this  there  is a staff  of 2  Electrical  Supervisors  and  63  Wiremen/Electricians  engaged in  the Corporation.  There  are   35 streetlights  (average)  per  kilometer  length  of the street.

 

Traffic  Signals :

 

          The  Municipal  Corporation  have  fitted  Traffic  Signals  at the following  spots.

 

          1.       Sakkar  chowk,

          2.       S.T. Stand  Chowk,

          3.       Chandani  Chowk

          4.       Market  Yard  Square

          5.       State Bank  Chowk

          6.       Kothala

          7.       DSP  Chowk

          8.       Patrakar  Chowk

          9.       Premdaan  Chowk

          10.     Mahapalika  Chowk

          11.     Laltaki  Chowk.

 

 

Health  &  Medical  Facilities :

 

          It  is  also  the prime  responsibility  of the  Local  Self  Body,  to provide  all  the  basic  amenities  of health.   Control of  diseases,  and maintain  public   health. 

 

          Apart  from  this,  many  private  and  individual  professionals  in the  medical  line  are  helpful  and assesting..  During  this  year   10941  new  child  births  were  registered  in the city,  out  of which  5926  were  male  while 5015  female.  Considering  the  population  the  Birth  rate  is 34.41  per  1000,  and  Mortality  rate  is  9.73  per  1000.

 

          The  mortality  is  new child  was  shown  as  many  as 229;  out of  which  140  male  and 79  female.   The mortality  of  mother  in child  delivery  is  0 !

         

Sr.No.

Cause  of  Death

No's

1

Wounds  at the time of  delivery 

11

2

Disabled  child  birth

--

3

Respiratory  diseases

23

4

Less  Weight

5

5

Immature  Birth

55

6

High  Temperature

--

7

Senticemia

6

8

A.R.I.

--

9

Menengitis

2

10

Diarreha

1

11

S.I.H.Syndrom

14

12

Heart  Disease

6

13

Anemia

2

14

HIV  infected

2

15

others.

45

 

Total

172

 

Medical  Facilities  (Government)

S.No.

Name  of Hospital

No. of Beds

1

Civil  Hospital

274

2

Ayurved  College  Hospital

100

3

Booth  Hospital

150

 

Hospitals/Dispensaries  of  Corporation

 

4

Late  Balasaheb  Deshpande  Hospital

100

OPD  Hospitals  of Municipal  Council

 

S.No.

Name  of Hospital

No.  of Beds

1

Navipeth  Dispensary

--

2

Tophkhana

--

3

Zendigate

--

4

Dane  Dabra

--

5

Jijamata

--

6

Mahatma  Phule

--

 

General  information  about  Medical  facilities  available  in  the city

 

Total  No.  of  Hospitals  (Private)

545

Hospitals/Dispensaries

124

Private  Medical  Practitioners

631

Govt.  Doctors

29

Doctors  of  Civic  Institutions

16

Total  No. of  Registered  Doctors.

676

Specialised  Hospitals  in the City

47

Beds  for  Female  Patients

850

Beds  for  Children

350

 

Number  of  Specialised  Doctors.

 

S.No.

Type

Nos. 

1

Ophthalmologist  (eye  surgeons)

19

2

E.N.T.  (ear, nose  &  throat)

10

3

Pediatrician  (child  specialists)

15

4

Gynecologist

33

5

General  Physicians

26

6

General  Surgeon

18

7

Cardiac  (Heart  Specialists)

1

8

Anesthetist

8

9

Dermatologist  (skin  specialist)

4

10

Dentist

32

11

Radiologist

9

12

Orthopedic

16

13

Psychologist

3

14

Cancer  Surgeon

1

15

Tuberculosis  (TB)  Specialists

1

16

Neurologist

1

17

Pathologists

7

          In year 2003-2004  Health  checking has been  done at School  level  in  Ahmednagar  Municipal  Corporation  area.  For this  checking  total  28  Primary  Govt.  Schools  were  inspected.  Out of  26214  checked  students,  1543  students  were having  diseases.   24  students  were sent  to respective  treatment.  5.88%  students  were  found  with diseases.

 

 

FIRE  BRIGADE  FACILITIES

 

          It is  said  that  calamities  do not  come   pre-intimation.    Corporation is kept ever  ready to  fight  out  such  confronting  calamities,  if any.  And  day  by day the same  is being  modernised.  With the apt  motto- "We serve  to Save"  this  fire  brigade department  is  rendering its services  since 1948.

 

          There are two  Offices of  Fire  Brigade  Department  in the city.

 

          1)  City  Fire  Brigade Squad

          2)  Savedi  Fire  Brigade  Squad.

 

Category  of employees

 

S.No.

Post

Employee  Class

 

 

City  Area

Savedi  Area

1

Driver

7

4

2

Firemen

21

15

3

Superintendant  of Fire  Fighter

 

1

4

Superviser

 

1

 

The  staff of fire brigade  department  are being trained  at  State  Fire  Fighting  Training  Centre,  Mumbail.,  in  every  six  month.   The  administrative  expenditure   estimated  over this  Department  per year amounts  to  Rs.11,01,720/-.   Every  year  during  14th  April  to 20th April  Fire- Safety  Week  is observed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statistical  information  of Major-minor  Fire  hazards  within and  outside  of the  Corporation  area.

 

Year

Fire  Hazards during the six years

 

Within  Limit

Outside the limit

Total

1998-99

108

26

134

1999-00

101

29

130

2000-01

124

48

172

201-02

108

39

147

2002-03

160

80

240

2003-04

135

49

184

 

 

          Under  the  provision  of the clauses 376, 376(a), 386  of the Bombay  Municipal  Corporation  Act  1949;  multi-storeyed  (skyscraper) buildings, Hotels,  Restaurants,  Hospitals,  Cinema  Halls,  Auditorium  are  required  to obtain " No  Objection  Certificate"  from  the Fire  Brigade  Department;  for which  they  are required to make  adequate  arrangements  for  fire  protection  &  fire  extinguishing equipments  such  as  Fire  Extinguishers,  Sand  Buckets,  Overhead  tanks  on the multi  storeyed  buildings, availability  of water  etc.,

 

GARDENS

 

          Many gardens,  Play grounds,  open  spaces have been  developed  and  are  under progress of development.   There  is a stadium  and 10  gardens and  about the same number of open  spaces in the city.  Wadia Park,  Late Balasaheb  Deshpande  Garden,  Samata Nagar  Garden, Balodyan,  Amardham  Garden  are some  of the  points  of attraction.  Balodyan  contains  many  sporting structures;  and besides  the main attraction  is that of small train for the children  known  as  Phul-Rani.

 

          The  Corporation  have  offered  about  20 places to the private  institutions  for development.  So  also the construction  of Mahalaxmi Garden  at  Savedi  is under  progress.  Under the Social  Forestry about 10 H.  lands   at  Pimpalgaon  Malvi  which  has been handed over to the Corporation  is being developed for Garden  known  as  Smrutiban.

 

          Late  Balasaheb  Deshpande  Garden  is sub-dividied  into 3 parts.   There are  many  facilities  such  as  Jogging  track,   Drinking water,  Toilets  etc.

 

SWIMMING  POOL

 

          There  is  only  Swimming  Pool  in the city  owned by the Corporation.   The  Corporation  is satisfied  with the privatisation,  of this Swimming  Pool by giving it to the Ex. Servicemen  Association.,  while  the citizens  are  pleased,  blessing  for having  made facilities  available to them.

 

LATRINE FACILITIES

 

          The  Corporation  has  made  arrangements  at various  places  in the city  for the public  latrines  and urinals.

 

PUBLIC  PRIVY

 

          In  the  Corporation  area there  are 663  public  latrines, out  of which 325  for mend and 338  for women.  There  are  25  Safai-workers  engaged  for the maintenance and cleaning  of these  latrines.

 

          Besides  this,  since the year 2000  A.D.  onwards,  under  Economical  Cleaning  Schemes,  the then  Council  and now by Corporation,  have  constructed  100  numbers  of latrines,  at various  6 places,  in the city  under the Build,  Operate and  Transfer (BOT) system;  and those  have been  handed  over on  contract  basis for the maintenance  and management,  and use with the NGOs for the further 25  years  on  Pay  &  use  basis.  Those  are as under:

 

S.No.

Place

Seats

1

Bohari  Chawl,  Railway  Station  Area

10

2

Maliwada,  Harijan  Wasti

35

3

Near  Gandhi  Maidan

10

4

Opp.  New  Arts,  Comm.  &  Sci.  College

10

5

Behind  Tarakpur  Zulelal  Temple

15

6

Kothala  Slum  Area.

20

 

Total

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOLID  WASTE- MANAGEMENT :

 

          Every  day  sold  garbage  weighing about 76 M.T.  is  collected.   The number  of  Safai  workers  employed  for this  purpose is  512,  besides  98  more are  engaged  in collecting the garbage  from the garbage  kiosk  to Depot.  The following number of  vehicles  are engaged  in the transportation  of the garbage  from the city.

 

1.

Tipper

9

2

Vehicle with Bell

9

3

Tractor

2

4

Dumper  Placer

2

5

Container

78

 

          The  garbage  collected  from the ciy,  is transpote to the open place admeasuring  20  Acres of land,  and situated at Burudgaon  Road  some  7 kms.  Away  from the city  towards  the  South.  Eventually,   daily  about 60 M.T. of garbage is brought  to this  place  in  closed/covered  vehicles.

 

          The  garbage is dumped  into the garbage rubbish  bins  at  various  places in the city.   There are 382  such  bins  installed in the  city,  out of which  78  are  container type,  while  23  have been  constructed,  and there are 156  Cement Concrete  Round  bins,  while at  133  places it is thrown in open.  There is fixed  scheduled time  table  for the clearance of these bins for the drivers  and safai  workers.  About  45  MT  (wet and dry)   mixed  garbage and 5  MT  dry,   and 10  MT  wet garbage  is collected  daily.   The heaps  of garbage  is  leveled  at the field  with the help  of JCB owned by the Corporation.

 

Bio-medical  garbage disposal  Project

 

          The  disposal  of  bio-medical  garbage  is one of the most  tedious  problematic  one  in  the whole  of the country.   According  to the directives  b the Hon  Supreme  Court of India,  making it compulsory to provide  separate arrangements  for Bio-medicinal  garbage &  its  disposal,  the Corpoation  has erected a big  project on  BOT  basis  at Burudgaon  Road. Under this project, the  garbage,  rubbish  collected from each and every dispensary and  hospital  are separated in different bags  and sealed and are carried  by the closed vehicle to the  Processing  Plant  at Burudgaon.  These are burnt there in incinerator  at  a very high  temperature.  Similarly, the collected  plastic  residual  is also  processed.   The  Corporation  has entered into  a new  era  of environmental protection,  by  implementing  such a innovative  project of  bio-medicinal  garbage disposal  unit.,  which can  be termed  as a big  milestone.

 

Saint  Gadage  Baba Cleanliness  Action  Programme

 

          Ahmednagar  Municipal  Corporation  undertook  quite  a new beginning,  in which  local  representatives  of people,  NGOs,  Voluntary  Organisations,  Self-help  groups,  Schools,  Colleges  and  Citizens  participated.

 

Slum  Area

 

          Ahmednagar Municipal  Corporation  has been trying continuously  to provide amenities to develop  these area.  For that,  combined efforts  through  Central,  State  Governments  and through  Corporation,  have been implemented  for the development  of various  schemes  and plans;  and  every  effort  is being  taken to eliminate the very  image of  concept  of slum  area means  absence  of all the civic  amenities.

 

          For  the proper  management  and  administration,  the city  is divided into  7  Zones  and 21  Wards.  There  are 22  slum  areas  in the city,  and 15%  of the total  population  residing there.   Out  of these  slum  areas  17   are authorized,  while   5   are  unauthorized. 

 

          For  the unliftment  of the slum  area  the Corporation  intends  and proposes  to implement  Valmiki  Ambedkar Housing  scheme.  Accordingly the  slum  area  of Siddharth  Nagar  has been chosen  for  this scheme.   The  total  number of beneficiaries under this  Scheme  is 179.  The Corporation   spends  about  Rs.40  lakhs  from its  funds  every  year for the improvement  of slum  areas.

 

          The  following table  shows  the number  of slum  areas,  the houses  therein,  Area,  Population  and  Density.

 

S.No.

Name  of Slum  Area

Houses

Area in Sq.Km.

Population

Density per Sq.km.

1

Savedi  Gavthan

114

1.89

2292

1212.7

2

Near  Mochiwada Kacheri

49

1

1106

1106

3

Tophkhana  Mochiwada

42

0.17

963

5664.71

4

Khoja  Sharif  Hawely

102

1.51

1744

1154.97

5

Maliwada  Harijan  Wasti

180

0.79

1193

1510.13

6

Balikashram

114

1.25

913

730.4

7

Sidharthnagar

388

0.12

4445

37041.67

8

Kothi

162

1.19

2014

1692.44

9

Sarjepura

127

0.18

1725

9583.33

10

Dhoreadi

60

0.59

1019

1727.12

11

Vaiduwadi

240

0.42

1727

4111.9

12

Burdgaon Road

89

0.74

1994

2694.59

13

Bhimwadi

28

--

2424

--

14

Bharaskar  Colony

310

--

3563

--

15

Gawaliwada

81

1.23

4081

3317.89

16

Datrange Mala

77

0.27

2160

8000

17

Padmanagar  S.No.30/3

84

3.64

1529

420.05

 

Total

2247

 

34892

 

 

Unauthorised  Colonies

 

S.No.

Name  of Slum  Area

Houses

Population

1

Ramwadi

456

6300

2

Morchudnagar

155

1667

3

Gokulwadi

64

1733

4

Koularu

46

850

5

Sidharthnagar S.No.150 A

28

975

 

Total

749

11525