नगर निगम ने 2005 के बाद शहरी विकास (यूडी) कर के नए सर्वेक्षण की शुरुआत की

उदयपुर नगर निगम ने 2005 के बाद शहरी विकास (यूडी) कर के नए सर्वेक्षण की शुरुआत की है। शहरी विकास (यूडी) कर शहर के स्वामित्व वाली भूमि पर घर के पुनर्वास या नए निर्माण के लिए एक छूट है, जिसमें फिर से बेची गई संपत्ति भी शामिल है। नगर निगम आयुक्त ने यूडी कर योग्य संपत्तियों के सर्वेक्षण के लिए निविदाएं आमंत्रित करने के लिए 16 मार्च को दोपहर 12 बजे बैठक बुलाई। बैठक के लिए वित्तीय सलाहकार, राजस्व अधिकारी, अतिरिक्त मुख्य अभियंता और उप नगर नियोजक सहित विभिन्न अधिकारियों को बुलाया गया था।

नगर निगम आयुक्त ने पिछले महीने हुई नगर निगम उदयपुर की पिछली बजट बैठक के बारे में अधिकारियों को बताया कि भाजपा पार्षदों ने अधिकारियों से पूछताछ करते हुए उनसे पूछताछ की। भाजपा पार्षदों ने पुष्टि की कि यूडी टैक्स का सर्वेक्षण आखिरी बार 2005 में किया गया था; लेकिन पिछली बैठक में यह तय हुआ था कि अगले महीने में नए सर्वेक्षण का आयोजन किया जाएगा, हालांकि इसे अभी तक नहीं किया गया है।

बैठक में, डिप्टी मेयर ने अधिकारियों से सर्वेक्षण की प्रगति के बारे में पूछताछ की और उन्होंने नाराज़गी जताई, जब उन्हें पता चला कि सर्वेक्षण नहीं किया गया है क्योंकि कार्यवाही रिपोर्ट में यह उल्लेख किया गया था कि सर्वेक्षण हो गया है। विपक्ष के नेता गुलाब चंद कटारिया ने कहा कि सर्वे जल्द पूरा होना चाहिए।


No warning or prevention signs at tourists spots: Authorities taking no action!

Udaipur being the most preferred tourist destination particularly in the monsoon season is attracting large number of people all around the world. Not only the tourists but locals also frequently visit lakes and other beautiful spots in large numbers during monsoons. However, the biggest issue is that, there are no restrictions on taking pictures and selfies on these sites, which sometimes becomes a reason of unwanted accidents.

Observing the picturesque beauty of lakes, valleys and other such picnic spots, people generally forget to notice danger zones and blind spots which has ended lives of many people in the past. Also, the increasing craze of photography and selfies is the major reason behind such unacceptable accidents.

risky zones

In a meeting held in the month of March, between Tourism Development board and UIT & Nagar Nigam, it was decided to place warning boards near lakes, hilly regions and tourist places. However, till date no action has been taken in this regard. Observing the increasing number of selfie-deaths, a meeting by tourism department will be held on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. to take more stringent actions.

Administration and people must take collective action to prevent such mishaps in  future. Authorities must appoint guards at highly risky areas, together with placing warning signs . Moreover, people must show responsive attitude while visiting such places.


No more overloaded school auto-rickshaws and vans: High court’s strict orders

overloaded auto rickshaws

After the strict instructions from high court and its orders regarding the safety of school-going children, administration has decided to take strict actions against auto drivers and also the schools with which they are affiliated. Increasing cases of accidents and parental complaints have forced local authorities to pay serious attention to the issues. It must be noted that auto drivers have built unions and are hauling more than their carrying capacity. Small kids are even made to sit in the boot area of rickshaws, keeping their lives at highest risks.

Observing the scenario, followed by high-court’s orders, a meeting between traffic department, district transport authorities, NGO, van and auto union members was held on Tuesday. Representatives from different schools, were also invited to bring to their notice about the severity of the issue and get an assertive support from them.

It was also directed that schools must issue strict instructions and do not allow overloaded vehicles in their campus. Besides, they must also ensure that rules are duly followed by the vehicle drivers. Each school must have complete information about the drivers, including their name, vehicle no, phone no, licences and other relevant documents. Parents must also to be enrolled in road safety clubs of every school. Any negligence in following of rules by schools and/or drivers will be dealt with strictness.  Traffic inspector, Netrapal Singh stated that, “only drafting of challan is insufficient, hence more stringent actions will be taken as this issue is related to lives of children”.


World Population Day: A special report on Udaipur’s population growth

How many of us knew that 11th July is observed as World Population day? And even if we get to know about it, do we really know why it is celebrated or what impact does it have? Lets get to know some really interesting facts!

As per the United Nations Development Program 11th of July, every year, is observed as World Population Day.  The chief aim behind this, is to create awareness about increasing world’s population and to search solutions to the issues pertaining to it. It is not an event that has got a recent recognition, however it would be quite interesting to know that it was established by Dr KC Zachariah in 1989 to recognize this day as World Population Day. The inspiration for this was drawn from”Five Billions Day” which was celebrated on the same date in 1987. UN’s Development Council back then recognized the urgency and need to divert the focus of international community on increasing population and consequently depleting global resources. Since then it has been celebrated for nearly 3 decades from now.

Now it’s crucial to know that India in the second most populous country of the world after China. Lets see a sneak peak at some statistics:

  • The current population of India is 1,369,018,830 as of Wednesday, July 10, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • India’s population is equivalent to 17.74% of the total world’s population
  • India ranks number 2 in the list of most populated countries
  • The average growth rate of India is around 1.1 % per year.

This means that India will add 1.49 Cr in 2019 that is near to current population of 74th ranked Somalia. While it is estimated that by 2024, India will most likely overtake China to become the most populous country on the earth.

Now, having a look at regional data, it has been identified that Rajasthan is ranked #7 in the list with population of 7.83 Cr which is an equivalent to the population of Thailand. While we talk about Udaipur, as per the data revealed by Medical, Health and Family Welfare Department, it has been recognized that Udaipur’s population is growing at an average rate of 1.8-2 % annually, which means population goes up by about 20,404 every year, which is quite alarming. Even if we compare it with India’s growth rate it is pretty much higher. In 2018 it was measured to be 642,518. 

However, Lakecity has an enhanced economic base. Tourism, horticulture and mineral industries make real contributions to its economy . The handicraft and cottage industry divisions of the city critically impact in adding to the growth of economy of the city. However, the increasing population in adding extraordinary pressure on local economy and resources. In Udaipur, about 2% of households are below poverty line. Other major challenges include water shortages, traffic, congestion and unemployment among youngsters.

On this day it is crucial to think high about the consequences if we continue to grow at this threatening rate!


Udaipur Division’s first Women IG Appointed

Transfer of 38 IPS officers including IGPs, DIGs and SPs has been recently announced by Rajasthan Government. Accordingly, on Monday, July 8, IPS officer Vineeta Thakur has been appointed as new and also first women Inspector General (I.G) of Udaipur division. While the current I.G Praful Kumar has been transferred to Jodhpur, as Commissioner of Jodhpur, following the orders of Department of Personnel (DOP).

Upon joining her seat she stated that her chief aim will be to work for protection of women and weaker segments of society. She further stated that, observing the increasing cases of online theft and cyber crimes there is a dire need to provide special training to police officials to curb them. She also added that Udaipur being the tourist destination, hence special focus will be given to protect visitors and eliminate tourists’ related crimes.