PMC to grant Rs 95 lakh for a film on Savitribai PhuleNews — By The Desk on April 12, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Times of India: The standing committee of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Wednesday decided to grant Rs 95 lakh for a film based on social reformer Savitribai Phule.
A statement issued by the standing committee after a meeting said that the PMC will be the main producer of the film. The total cost of the film is around Rs 2.6 crore. A multimedia company had approached the PMC for funding for the project.
Other important decisions taken in the meeting include approving a tender to construct fire stations at Kharadi, Vishrantwadi, Kondhwa, Hadapsar, Warje, Baner, Kothrud and Bibvewadi. Tenders for road works at Bavdhan and Alandi road were also approved.
In a meeting of woman and child welfare committee, the members gave a go ahead to provide facility of electric crematorium free of cost. “The electric crematorium is more environment-friendly so we have decided to promote it. The move to make it free of cost will help in its promotion,” said Meenal Sarvade, chairperson of the committee while speaking with reporters.
The committee also approved extension to three PMC schools till std X. Of them, two are Marathi medium schools and one is English medium school. Currently, these schools provide education from std I to VII.