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Karnataka Budget 2008-09 What Belgaum Gets


I have tried to include all the Allocations made for Belgaum only.



Belgaum will get Rs.50 crores for infrastructure development. It will be the part of the Rs.700 Crores proposed for development of 7 cities.


Acquiring 370 acres of land will also expand the airport at Belgaum.


Proposed major industrial corridors with 8 lane roads are:

Bangalore-Belgaum via Davengare-Hubli


For the Vishva Kannada Sammelana to be held in Belgaum this year a sum of Rs.25 crores has been provided. A cell for providing information and support to non-resident Kannadigas will be set up in Bangalore (NRI Cell). 


Preparations are being made to start Suvarna Vidhana Soudha in Belgaum and hold an assembly session.

The foundation stone for the construction of Suvarna Vidhana Soudha at Belgaum has been laid some time ago even though the work has not yet commenced.  The work on this project will be accelerated this year utilizing an allocation of Rs.50 crores provided in the budget. 



Financial assistance of Rs.One crores for development of Sangolli Rayanna Memorial at Belgaum.(This should be Nandgad 36 kms from Belgaum the place where he was hanged to tree)


For the development of second tier cities such as Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Hubli-Dharwad, Davanagere, Bellary and Gulbarga it is proposed to provide Rs.100 crores each to the municipal bodies of these cities over a period of two years. During this year, upto Rs.50 crores each will be given to these municipal bodies  for specific projects.


A cement zone will be established for Belgaum and other districts.



Keeping in mind the natural and human resources in the State, six special industrial zones will be developed on the Public Private Partnership basis. A garment zone will be established in Belgaum For the above purposes Rs.500 Crores will be spent by KIADB during the year 2008-09.


An IT – BT zone will be established in Belgaum


A Suvarna Karnataka development corridor programme will be implemented throughout the length and breadth of the state for industrial development. For this purpose Rs.10 Crores will be allocated for preparing the project plans for the following corridors

Bangalore-Belgaum via Davengare-Hubli


It is proposed to set up IT and BT parks in cities like Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Shimoga, Davangere, Mangalore through joint ventures of private participation and Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board. KEONICS will be provided with a capital contribution of Rs.10 Crores to promote the above development.


In order to address the shortage of trained drivers for the heavy vehicles four training centers will be established, one each in the revenue divisions, at the cost of Rs. 5 Crores. Truck terminals will be established in Belgaum through public private partnership.


The number of Bangalore One centers will be increased from the present 34 to 75.  Similar centers will be opened in Belgaum. (Bangalore One Centers are places where in you can pay all the Govt Taxes and other services under one roof.



  1. Good or bad cant be said. Money will ocme for developemnt asd the kannada samelan will be held here and due to that some roads will get a new look which should be good thing. All rest are promises …..

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