Thrissur Municipal Corporation

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Corporation of Thrissur
തൃശ്ശൂര്‍ കോര്‍പ്പറേഷന്‍ന്‍
Type
Type
Leadership
P.V. Sarojini, INC
Elections
Last election
2010
Last election
2005
Meeting place
Clock tower of Thrissur Muncipal Corporation building.JPG
Municipal Corporation Building, Thrissur
Website
corporationofthrissur.org

The Thrissur Municipal Corporation (തൃശ്ശൂര്‍ കോര്‍പ്പറേഷന്‍ ) is the civic body that governs the Thrissur city in Kerala, India. It is the second largest city Corporation in the state of Kerala by area. 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 divisions Ayyanthole, Vilvattom, Ollukkara, Ollur and Koorkanchery.[3]

History[edit]

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 July 1, 1940, Thrissur Municipality was born and in October 1, 2000 it was upgraded by the Kerala Government to Municipal Corporation. Ayyanthole, Ollukkara, Koorkenchery, Ollur and Vilvattom Panchayths and parts of Nadathara and Kolazhy Panchayths 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.[4]

Master plans[edit]

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.

Income[edit]

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.[5][6]

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Standing committees[edit]

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

  • Development Standing Committee
  • Welfare Standing Committee
  • Health Standing Committee
  • Public Works Standing Committee
  • Town Planning Standing Committee
  • Tax Appeal Standing Committee
  • Educational Standing Committee

Mayors of Thrissur[edit]

Mayors of Thrissur
From Until Incumbent Party
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 Rajan Pallan Indian National Congress
Source(s):[7]

Deputy Mayors[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]