PMC falls short of funds for bicycle scheme
The elected representatives had justified the need for the scheme saying it would help in tackling pollution levels and also keep the students fit.
The eligibility criteria for the students to get the financial assistance of Rs 1,000 was that they should be travelling at least 2 km every day to reach school.
In a letter, the PMC education board informed the PMC that with 1,076 students being found eligible under the scheme, the sanctioned amount of Rs 10 lakh would fall short. As the board urged the PMC to sanction the required amount, the civic administration has sought approval for the same from the standing committee.
The PMC has also submitted a proposal to extend its health insurance scheme to ragpickers and sought funds to pay the premiums.