Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy presented the first budget of his Congress-JD(S) coalition government in the Vidhana Soudha on Thursday.
- New super specialty hospitals will be opened at Belagavi at BIMS (Work has commenced)
- It is proposed to take up a project at a cost of Rs.100 crore for irrigation facility from Krishna River to about 10,225 hectares land of Hirekodi, Nagarala, Nez, etc., villages of Chikkodi Taluk of Belagavi District.
- Proposal to increase the rate of tax on petrol from the present 30% to 32% and diesel from 19% to 21%, so petrol price will be increased by Rs.1.14/ltr and diesel by Rs 1.12/ltr
- Annabhagya scheme: Quantity of rice cut from 7 kg to 5 kg
- Tax on liquor up 4%