Kolkata Urban Services for the Poor (KUSP) Programme was launched by the Government of West Bengal under Department of Municipal Affairs, with the sole objective of improving the quality of life of the urban poor. Under KUSP various programmes are taken up :
Training Programme for Unemployed Youth Completed-
Computer Training on Certificate in Information technology Application
Computer Training on Certificate in Financial Accounting System Computer Training on Certificate in Desktop Publishing Training on Call Centre (BPO)
Training on Retail Sector
Training on Motor Driving
Training on beautician
Construction and Relocation of Roadside Shops (Part -A) & Training Programme for Unemployed Youth (Part-B)
Total 25 nos. shops
14 nos. shops constructed in ward no.-25.
11 nos. shops constructed in ward no- 31.
Training for Unemployed Youth
Training on Computer Hardware (Certificate Course) - 50 nos.
Training on Computer Software (Certificate Course) - 50 nos.
Training on Telephone & Mobile Repairing (Certificate Course) - 35 nos.
Training on Medical Lab Technician (Certificate Course) - 42 nos.
Local Economic Development Schemes For 2009-11
Rickshaw Bank Project
210 rickshaws will be provided to poor rickshaw pullers in against of nominal monthly return
Sewing Machine Bank Project
525 Sewing machine will be given to poor women in against of nominal monthly return
Micro-Enterprise Activity: Readymade Garments and Construction of Common Facilitation Centre(CFC)
Training planned for 100 women and development of a training cum production unit run by women from poor households
The municipality has different schemes for health services like mother and child care, vaccination of children etc. The availability of health services is as follows
Number of medical practitioner: 90
KUSP Health 2009 - 11
Name of projects
Value of AA&Fs
Reconstitute of Vector Borne Diseases Project ( 3 Malaria Clinic) in Panihati Municipality
Strenthening Of The Subcentres In The IPP VIII & CUDP-III Projects
Construction of 1st Floor over existing HAU to accommodate one Health Sub-Centre at Natagarh (Bombhola More) at Ward no.-22
Strengthening of ESOPD & HAU At NEW COLONY [Ward no.-12]: Procurement of Medical Instruments [Operation Theatre]
Strengthening the Sub-Centres under IPPV III/CUDP-III[2009-11]
Reform in Planning Process:
Municipal reforms lie at the heart of ongoing Development Programme at ULB level. Preparation of the 5 year Development Plan (DP 2007-2012) and preparation of Annual Development Plan for every year on the basis of DP are among the major issues for successful implementation of the said reform process.
KUSP intends that all the ULBs in the KMA should work and do development works as per their development plan. The idea is to help the ULBs to be self-sufficient though provision of technical and financial assistance and be a facilitator for preparation of their Annual Development Plan. Urban Planning and accounting reforms are the two major ongoing functions, which are now operative in all ULBs of KMA and Non-KMA regions of urban West Bengal under the DFID, assisted KUSP programme. Govt. of West Bengal has deputed one Asst. Engineer in many ULBs in facilitating smooth implementation of the planned development.