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Karnataka budget – nothing for Belagavi in specific


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%




  1. The proposal to increase Petrol price seems to be unavoidable for the economy to survive, but kindly consider whether it is feasible to implement my humble suggestions: i) If possible, at retail level, those who fill only 3 Litres or less than 3 Litres (at a time) for 2-wheeler & 3-wheeler requirements, should be charged slightly lesser, and others can be charged higher. This is suggested because, 2-wheeler users & auto-rickshaw- depending commuters are normally at Lower Income Level than car owners. ii) Cutting rice from 7Kg to 5Kg for Annabhagya Scheme may please be re-examined. The rationale behind this cutting is likely to remain obscure to a vast majority of the Public.

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