Here is what the Karnataka State budget 2012-13 states about Belgaum.
Expansion of Hubli and Belgaum airports will be undertaken. The Airport Authority of India is expected to invest Rs.150 crore on Hubli and Belgaum airports.
The pilot project of 24 x 7 water supply system in demonstration zones of Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum and Gulbarga will be expanded to entire area of these 3 cities in PPP mode at total project cost of Rs.1700 Crore.
The high-tech multi-skill development centers being set up at Bangalore and Gulbarga at a cost of Rs. 84 crore with technical support by GIZ-IS, a German Government agency, and part financing from Request will be made to Government of India and GIZ-IS to approve and part finance two more centers for Karnataka at Belgaum and Mangalore.
To control overloading in goods vehicles, weighing motion systems at Kognolli.
Reduction of Sales Tax on Diesel by 1.25 per cent point – reduction of tax rate from 18% to 16.75%.