The Kottayam Municipality has provided thrust towards strengthening the distribution of drinking water and the waste management system through its budget estimate for 2012-13. The budget, presented by Municipal vice-chairperson and chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance Mayakutty John, and approved by the Municipal Council on Thursday, expects a total revenue of Rs. 66,24,84,673 and a total expenditure of Rs. 61,18,85,805, with a surplus of Rs. 5,05,98,868.