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Karnataka State budget tries to woo everyone

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shetarThe Chief Minister Shettar, who also holds the Finance portfolio, presented 2013-14 budget on February 8, and it was his maiden budget. For the ruling BJP, it is the last budget of its present regime. 

Some important things related to Belgaum are as follows:

Nippani, Moodalgi and Kagawada would be new Talukas

Agricultural college would be established at Athani

Sugar technology college would be established at Mudhol

Liquor goes up Rs.40 per slab. It is proposed to revise the 17 slabs of declared prices relating to Indian Made Liquor by increasing each of them by Rs. 40.

Double the license fee collected for transfer of retail liquor licence (CL-2) and bar and restaurant licence (CL-9) from one person to another

To facilitate regular conduct of Legislature sessions in Belgaum, Suvarna Vidhana Soudha has been constructed at a cost of Rs.391 crore in a record time and Legislature session has been held successfully during the month of December last year.

Karnataka Strategic Infrastructure Plan (K-SIP) will prepare comprehensive project report of High Speed Rail and Bangalore – Hubli – Belgaum.

Water supply will be improved to 24×7 lvel in Belgaum

Construction of ring road would be taken up in Belgaum

Grants for improvements to medical college infrastructure

Proposed to increase the MBBS intake from 100 to 150

Rs. 1 crore will be provided for the construction of Veerashiva Sabhabhavana at Belgaum.

Information Technology Park will be set up in Belgaum.

Police Commissionerate will be established in Belgaum city.

Extension of CCTV/CCTNS and Surveillance Camera installation Projects to Belgaum

For better management of prison, CCTV cameras, mobile jammers and solar lighting will be installed at Hindalga Jail

Truck terminals would be made

Automated Driving Test Tracks will be established

Mega modern markets exclusively for fruits and vegetables

Laboratories and allied facilities required for classification and grading of agriculture & horticulture produce

370 acres of land handed over to airports authority of India for airport expansion 

Modifications relating to Excise will come into force from 1 st March , 2013 and other tax proposals would come into effect from 1st April 2013.

4 comments

  1. ok Shetter Sir. we agreed that so many development works allotted for belgaum city but question is how many will be execute really on grounds.

  2. All announcements no concrete measures for Belgaum , ring road, IT park , Airport all just announcement , I am sure Shetter will do best to deprive Belgaum to develop Hubli, there is no mention of Belgaum -Kittur Dharwad rail line

  3. Observing since many years. Not even single new colleg or institute is sanction to Gokak, their 3 elected members in gokak alone, yet not single new project is taken up in Gokak. Whats wrong with such avoidance to development of city. No engineering colleg, medical colleg, not even a pharmacy college, veternary colleg, not single research centre can be seen in the city. The city is having rich facilities. No water problem in entire year, No transportation problems, whats wrong with the govt to grant new colleges to Gokak too.. So please care for such things. Don’t fight for grant as district, fight for facilities what needed. Thank you.

  4. Mahantesh Vakkund

    Some good proposals and plans

    Having a north karnataka CM bought something for Belgaum.

    Thank you Jagadish Shetter

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