Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa presented the state budget for 2020-21. Here are the key takeaways for Belagavi –
An arrangement will be made in Belagavi and Kalaburagi Divisions through State Road Transport Corporations to provide Vehicle Driving Training to unemployed youth (male/female) of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
By constructing Dharwad-Belagavi railway line through Kittur, the distance between Dharwad and Belagavi will be reduced from 121 km to 73 km and this will lead to a reduction in the travelling time of at least one hour. Therefore, the State Government has consented to the Ministry of Railways to provide land free of cost to this railway line and to bear fifty percent of cost of the works.
Under Public Private Partnership (PPP), Centers of Excellence will be established in Government Tool Room and Training Centre located at Belagavi, Hubbali, Mangaluru, Shivamogga, Hassan, Tumakuru and Harihara with an expenditure of Rs.353 crore. Through this, the employment opportunities will be increased by providing skill development training to the youth of the State in the high level domains of industrial sectors. It is targeted to provide appointments to 12600 students in the next five years.
The Suvarna Soudha at Belagavi remains vacant except for the period during the session. For the better utilization of this building, it has been decided to shift some of the State Government offices to Suvarna Soudha in stages.
Rs 5 crore Visvesvaraya Technological University to offer special course for students to make them meet industry standards