The 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.