The State Government has allocated ₹36.43 crores to ensure a seamless visit for Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his trip to Karnataka on February 27th. This included his stops in Shivamogga and Belagavi, where the government spent a significant sum of ₹15.37 crores for the Belagavi event.
According to the Karnataka Gazetteer dated March 24th, the State Government spent ₹1.98 crores to erect a 30-km-long barricade and showcase tableaus. Additionally, an astounding ₹13.39 crores were spent on a public meeting held to release the 13th installment of the PM Kissan Scheme.
The expenses incurred included ₹4.55 crores for the stage and infrastructure, ₹4.46 crores for the transportation of beneficiaries, and another ₹4.37 crores for miscellaneous expenses.
It is worth noting that the State Government had given clearance to the Public Works Department to undertake these works. Furthermore, the works were exempted under the Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurement Act, 1999.
Source The Hindu