Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Social welfare gets top priority

ALAPPUZHA: The annual budget of the Alappuzha municipality for 2010-2011 presented here on Tuesday by Municipal vice-chairman Elgin Richards lays special emphasis on social welfare.

One of the notable announcements in the budget is that houses constructed under the Valmiki Ambedkar Awas Yojana (VAMBAY), the EMS Housing Scheme and the Slum Development project among others, will be exempted from tax. Houses that are less than 35 square feet too will be exempted from tax, Mr. Richards announced.

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