Corporation of Thrissur
Beena Murali, Communist Party of India
|Municipal Corporation Building, Thrissur|
The Thrissur Municipal Corporation is the civic body that governs the Thrissur city in Kerala, India. It is the third largest city Corporation in the state of Kerala by area and fourth largest in population. Established as a Municipality since 1921 under the Cochin Municipal Regulations, it is responsible for civic infrastructure and administration; the distribution of electricity and water for Thrissur city. km of Thrissur city limits of through 55 wards through five zones Ayyanthole, Vilvattom, Ollukkara, Ollur and Koorkanchery.The Corporation manages 101.42
Prior to the constitution of the municipality, there was a sanitary board functioning in 1910 under a sergeant and the town council after 1911. In 1932, the new Municipal Corporation Building, Thrissur was constructed. On 1 July 1942, Thrissur Municipality was born and in 2000, it was upgraded by the Kerala Government to Municipal corporation. The first elections to the corporation were held in 2000. Ayyanthole, Ollukkara, Koorkenchery, Ollur and Vilvattom Panchayaths and parts of Nadathara and Kolazhy Panchayaths were merged with the municipality to form the Thrissur Municipal Corporation.
The corporation comprises two legislative assemblies Thrissur Assembly Constituency and Ollur Assembly Constituency. The city is administered by the Thrissur Municipal Corporation, headed by a mayor. Thrissur Municipal Corporation is the second-largest city corporation in the state of Kerala in India. The city is the only local body and city in Kerala which directly controls power, water supply and solid waste management system in the Thrissur city. For administrative purposes, the city is divided into 55 wards, from which the members of the corporation council are elected for five years. The corporation has its headquarters in Thrissur city.
The first master plan for Thrissur city was sanctioned by the Kerala Government in October 1972 with a plan period of 20 years in accordance with the Town Planning Act. It was expected that the town would accommodate a population of 1,75,000 in 1991. The sanctioned Development Plan (1972) for Thrissur envisaged a growth pattern integrating rural areas and the urban center of Thrissur so as to provide the rural areas with employment opportunities and social amenities. The Town and Country Planning Department (TCPD) and Thrissur Urban Development Authority (TUDA) are the agencies that prepare the plan. A new Master plan, which is in the anvil since last 10 or more years has been a long long-awaited dream of Trichurians as people are struggling to get building permits under the existing outdated and obsolete master plan.
As of 2014-14 revenue, the annual budgetary estimate of Thrissur Corporation is Rs 346.27 crore. Surplus income of the corporation is Rs 6.63 crore. Property tax is the main source of revenue for Thrissur Corporation.
There are seven standing committees in the Corporation. They are,
|Mayors of Thrissur|
|2000||2004||Jose Kattukkaran||Indian National Congress|
|2004||2005||K Radhakrishnan||Indian National Congress|
|2005||2010||R. Bindu||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2010||2013||I.P. Paul||Indian National Congress|
|2014||2015||Rajan Pallan||Indian National Congress|
|2015||2018||Ajitha Jayarajan||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|Ajitha Vijayan||Communist Party of India|
|2020||Ajitha Jayarajan||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|Deputy Mayors of Thrissur|
|2000||2004||K Radhakrishnan||Indian National Congress|
|2004||2005||Subi Babu||Indian National Congress|
|2005||2007||MK Sooryaprakash||Democratic Indira Congress|
|2007||2010||M Vijayakumar||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2010||2015||PV Sarojini||Indian National Congress|
|2015||2017||Varghese Kandamkulathy||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2017||Beena Murali||Communist Party of India|
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