Guntur Municipal Corporation
|Motto||(Telugu: కృషితో నాస్తి దుర్భిక్షం) |
(Nothing is unattainable with hard work)
1994 (upgraded to corporation)
|Merger of||Municipal Corporation|
|Legal status||Local government|
|Srikesh B Lathkar|
Guntur Municipal Corporation is the civic body that governs the Guntur City in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the oldest municipalities and the third largest municipal corporation in the state.
Guntur municipality was constituted in the year 1866 and the first elected body was formed in 1881. The municipality was upgraded to II-Grade in 1891, I-Grade in 1917, Special Grade in 1952 and then to Selection Grade in 1960. In 1994, the Municipal Corporation was formed.
The city limits were expanded by merging the ten surrounding villages into the corporation. The present jurisdictional area of the corporation is spread over an area of 168.41 km2 (65.02 sq mi). There exists 57 political wards post merger of villages into the corporation.
The below table depicts the structure of the corporation:
|Executive body||Governing body|
|Additional Commissioner||Deputy Mayor|
|Deputy Commissioner||Standing Committee Chairman|
|Examiner of Accounts|
The corporation works on improving civic needs like roads, bus shelters, pavements, public gardens etc.
A 15 MW waste-to-energy plant is set up with the collaboration of the JITF Urban Infrastructure Limited. Guntur is one of the corporation along with Vijayawada Municipal Corporation and seven other municipalities from Guntur district.
Awards and achievements
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- "Decks cleared for elections to GMC". The Hindu. 7 June 2016. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
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- "Expansion of corporation" (PDF). gunturcorporation. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
- "City Profile" (PDF). Guntur Corporation. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
- "The Case of Guntur, India" (PDF). DReAMS - Development of Resources and Access to Municipal Services. p. 1. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
- "Race on for post of Guntur Mayor". Deccan Chronicle. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
- "Organization Chart" (PDF). Guntur Municipal Corporation. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
- "GMC-ITwing". Guntur Municipal Corporation. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
- "Present & Ex-Commissioners". Guntur Corporation. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
- "Guntur civic body plans to beautify roads". Guntur. 6 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
- "Waste-to-energy plant to be set up in Guntur". The Hindu. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
- Sandeep Kumar, S (10 August 2015). "Small towns fare better in Swachh Bharat rankings". The Hindu. Vijayawada. Retrieved 30 March 2016.