Thrissur Municipal Corporation

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Corporation of Thrissur
Type
Type
Leadership
M. K. Varghese(LDF – Independent)
Elections
Last election
10 December 2020
Last election
2015
Meeting place
Clock tower of Thrissur Muncipal Corporation building.JPG
Municipal Corporation Building, Thrissur
Website
corporationofthrissur.org

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. [1] [2] The Corporation manages 101.42 km of Thrissur city limits of through 55 wards through five zones Ayyanthole, Vilvattom, Ollukkara, Ollur and Koorkanchery. [3] Thrissur Municipal Corporation has been formed with functions to improve the infrastructure of town.

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History

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. 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. [3]

Thrissur Municipal Corporation
Thrissur Municipal Corporation

Revenue sources

The following are the Income sources for the corporation from the Central and State Government. [4] [5] [6]

Revenue from taxes

Following is the Tax related revenue for the corporation.

Revenue from non-tax sources

Following is the Non Tax related revenue for the corporation.

Master plans

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-awaited dream of Trichurians as people are struggling to get building permits under the existing outdated master plan.

Income

As of 2014-15 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. [7] [8]

Municipal Corporation Building, Thrissur seen from M.O. Road, Thrissur Thrissur Muncipal Corporation building, Thrissur.jpg
Municipal Corporation Building, Thrissur seen from M.O. Road, Thrissur

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Standing committees

There are seven standing committees in the corporation. They are,

Mayors of Thrissur

Mayors of Thrissur
FromUntilIncumbentParty
5 October 20003 April 2004 Jose Kattukkaran Indian National Congress
20042005K Radhakrishnan Indian National Congress
7 October 20056 October 2010 R. Bindu Communist Party of India (Marxist)
9 November 201014 January 2013 I.P. Paul Indian National Congress
15 January 20144 June 2015 Rajan Pallan Indian National Congress
19 November 201512 December 2018 Ajitha Jayarajan Communist Party of India (Marxist)
12 December 201828 January 2020 Ajitha Vijayan Communist Party of India
20 February 202011 November 2020 Ajitha Jayarajan Communist Party of India (Marxist)
27 December 2020presentM.K Varghese Left Democratic Front -Independent
Source(s): [9] [10]

Deputy Mayors

Deputy Mayors of Thrissur
FromUntilIncumbentParty
20002004K Radhakrishnan Indian National Congress
20042005PS Johny Indian National Congress
20052007MK Sooryaprakash Democratic Indira Congress
20072010M Vijayan Communist Party of India (Marxist)
20102013 Subi Babu Indian National Congress
20142015 P.V. Sarojini Indian National Congress
20152017Varghese Kandamkulathy Communist Party of India(Marxist)
20172019 Beena Murali Communist Party of India
20192020Raphy JosephIndependent
2020Rajasree Gopan Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Source(s): [9]

Election results

2020 local body elections

S.No.Party NameNumber of CorporatorsChange
01 UDF 24Increase2.svg 3
02 LDF 24Increase2.svg 1
03 BJP 6Steady2.svg
04Others1Decrease2.svg 4
Total55

2015 local body elections [11]

S.No.Political Front/PartyNumber of Corporators
1 Left Democratic Front (LDF)23
2 United Democratic Front (UDF)21
3 National Democratic Alliance (NDA)6
4Others5
Total55

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