HIGHLIGHTS OF KARNATAKA BUDGET 2014-15


BUDGET 2014-2015

Agriculture. 

Production targeted at 135 lakhs MT food

grains.

Implementation of .Krishibhagya. scheme for

improving livelihood of rain dependent farmers

community thereby benefiting 53 lakh farmers.

Allocation of Rs. 500 crore for .Krishibhagya.

scheme in 2014-15.

Establishment of seed processing godowns and

threshing yards.

Implementation of special technology package

for improving productivity of Ragi and Jowar crops.

Formulation of programme through helpline

centre for imparting training, advising and

assisting the farmers to boost their selfconfidence.

Preference to women agriculturists in providing

seeds, fertilizers, loans and subsidies at

concessional rates.

 

Horticulture:

90% subsidy to SC/ST farmers to improve

technical knowledge and value addition

activities.

75% subsidy for using of solar power in

irrigation pumpsets and other power operated

machinery – Rs.2 crores provided on pilot basis.

Expansion of rejuvenation programmes to areca

and coconut crops.

Rs.2 crores provided for establishment of pest

and diseases advance warning units.

Rs.2 crores provided for dissemination of

information on weather, cultivation practices,

market price through SMS and information

kiosks.

Special marketing programmes for

strengthening of Karnataka State Horticulture

Produce Marketing Federation for enabling

HOPCOMS to handle higher quantities of

horticultural produce.

Rs.1 crore provided for implementation of

entrepreneurship development and skill

development programmes for areca and coconut

crop harvesting and value addition activities.

 

Animal Husbandry:

 

Allocation of Rs.2.50 crores for establishment

of 44 check-posts at State borders to control

livestock diseases.

Rs.2 crores for establishment of Regional

Disease Diagnostic Laboratories in Sira, Kolar,

Bagalkote and Sirsi.

Incentive of Rs.4 crores for implementation of

vaccination programme through voluntary

vaccinators.

Recruitment of 250 Veterinary Graduates and

appointment on contract basis of 250 retired

Veterinary Doctors.

Formulation of guidelines and rules for

maintenance and conservation of poultry farms.

Provision of Rs.10 crore to open 100 new

Veterinary Centres and upgradation.

E-Governance initiatives to link electronically

4112 Veterinary Institutions.

One-time assistance of Rs.15 crores to Sheep

and Wool Producer Co-operative Societies.

Increase in death compensation of sheep and

goat from Rs.3000 to Rs.5000.

Incentive of 20 paise per litre of milk collected

to Milk Producers Co-operative Societies to meet

administrative costs.

 

Sericulture:

 

Rs.5 crores for waiver off loans taken by

sericulturists and reelers under Indo-Dutch

Schemes.

Rs.1 crore to provide 90% subsidy for supply

of equipment to 100 customer service centres

for improving productivity of sericulture.

Establishment of transparent Tendering

System for marketing of cocoon and raw silk.

Increase in incentive from Rs.10 to Rs.30 per

kg for improved cross breed cocoon and from

Rs.40 to Rs.50 per kg for bivoltine variety.

 

Fisheries:

 

Rs.1 crore provided for call centre based

extension service to fishermen.

Steps to improve hygienic condition in 8 fishing

harbours and 20 fish landing centres as per

European Union Standards.

Provision of Rs.30 lakhs to distribute water and

soil quality testing kits to District Level Offices.

Establishment of supplementary feed

production unit at Bhadra Fish Seed Production

farm.

Computerisation of major activities of Fisheries

Department.

Continuing facility of Tax free diesel . 1.5 lakh

kilo litres.

Jetty expansion at fish landing centre in

Tengingundi of Bhatkal Taluk.

Construction of outer harbour near Madikala

of Uppunda Village in Kundapur Taluk.

Construction of Oceanarium at Pillikula Nisarga

Dhama on PPP model.

Construction of 3000 houses for houseless

fishermen.

 

Co-operation:

 

Enhancement of limit for interest-free shortterm

Agriculture loans from Rs.2 lakhs to Rs.3

lakhs.

Extension of .Yashaswini. health scheme to

urban area.

Implementation of .Priyadarshini. scheme to

enroll more women in co-operatives and Rs.1

crore share capital assistance provided to

Women Co-operative Association.

Provision of Rs.1 crore for launching

.Ashakiran. schemes to establish exclusive

Co-operative societies for physically challenged

persons.

Implementation of warehouse based sales and

access to electronic auctions.

Computerisation of activities of Karnataka State

Warehousing Corporation.

Establishment of .Grahaka Maarata Angala. in

APMCs.

.Kayaka Nidhi. of Rs.1 crore for welfare of

manual labourers .Hamalies. working in APMC.

 

 

Water Resources:

 

Major Irrigation:

 

Action will be taken to get States. due share of

water as per the final award of the Krishna

Tribunal.

Appropriate action on the report submitted by

Sri Paramashivaiah Committee for harnessing

water from Western Ghats.

Priority will be accorded to ensure progress of

Stage-3 works of Upper Krishna Project.

Appropriate action to obtain rightful share of

water in line with the all party decision of the

Mahadayi River Dispute Tribunal.

Creation of an irrigation potential of 1,20,000

hectares, construction of field irrigation

channels in 1,00,000 hectares, field drain

channels in 1,00,000 hectares and undertaking

land reclamation works in 30,000 hectares of

saline and alkaline lands.

Construction of Koodalasangama . Adavihala

Bridge-cum-Barrage.

Implementation of Drip Irrigation System in

Koppal Lift Irrigation project under UKP.

Undertaking Venkateshwara Lift Irrigation

Project in Jamakandi Taluk.

Undertaking Kempawada (Basaveshwara) Lift

Irrigation Project near Inapur.

Undertaking Veerabhadreshwara Lift Irrigation

Project in Belgaum District.

Construction of a bridge in the downstream of

Hipparagi Dam.

Undertaking of Lift Irrigation Project near

Sasvehalli.

Implementation of the Modern Telemetry

Technology in Gondhi, Bhadra, Upper Tunga

Project, Singatalur Project, Tungabhadra

Project & Vijayanagar Canals.

Modernisation of Canals in Dharma Project.

Improvement works in Santhemarahalli &

Honnur Canals of Kabini Right Bank Canal

Distributory No.42.

Modernisation of Canals of Kanva Reservoir,

Upper Canal of Nugu Project, Left & Right bank

canals of Suvarnavathi & Chikkahole reservoirs

& Hanagodu, Ramapura Dam Canals, HRBC/

HRHLC Canal Networks.

Lining works of Kabini Right Bank, Harangi

Right & Left Banks canals.

 

Minor Irrigation:

 

Implementation of .Suryajyothi Raithara-balina

Paranjyothi. programme to adopt Solar Energy

Pumpsets.

.Kere Abhivruddhi – Naadina Shreyobhivruddhi

. for improvement of old tanks.

Construction of Pick-ups across natural rivers

and streams in Gadag, Bijapur, Koppal, Kolar

& Chikkaballapur districts.

 

Forest, Environment and Ecology:

 

Development of Botanical Garden in Hennur

Tank area of Bangalore city to attract citizen

and tourists.

Rs.212 crores for construction of barricades to

prevent man-animal conflict.

 

Primary Education:

 

Programme for bringing out of school children

to the main stream.

Filling up of 9405 posts of Government Primary

School Teachers, 1137 Government High

School Teachers and 1130 Government

Pre-University Lecturers.

Vacant posts of Kannada Teachers in minority

language institutions to be filled up.

Imparting training in IT, Retail, Automotive,

Healthcare and wellness domains under NVEQF

to 10,000 students of 9th and 11th Standards.

Rs.2 crores for setting up of Education Quality

Monitoring Cell.

Reconstitution of Expert Committee to prepare

text books.

Providing .Akshara Ganitha. kits to students

of Government School in Hyderabad-Karnataka.

Rs.3.27 crore earmarked to provide basic

infrastructure to Government Pre-university

Colleges.

Setting up of Government High Schools in 178

places under Rashtriya Maadhyamika Shiksha

Abhiyaan.

Rs.1.27 crores for programmes of academic

counselling, career counselling and guidance

under Rashtriya Maadhyamika Shiksha

Abhiyaan.

Setting up of Gnana Kendras in 250 Grama

Panchayats in Hyderabad-Karnataka area.

100 Government Primary School in Hyderabad-

Karnataka area to be upgraded as Model

Primary Schools.

Introduction of online system from school to

office level to enhance the quality of computer

education.

 

Higher Education:

 

Establishment of Advanced Research Centres

at Bangalore and Udupi to promote

development of Science, Technology,

Engineering and Mathematics.

Recruitment of 50 Scientists and 50 teachers

under .Welcome to Home. scheme.

Institution of award of Rs.50,000 each for 30

Best Teachers and Rs.1,00,000 for 30 Best

Researchers.

Setting up of Karnataka Virtual University to

benefit formal and informal education system.

Construction of Maharani Commerce and MBA

College with hostel in Paduvarahalli, Mysore

and additional hostel in Nanjaraja Bahaddur

Choultry premises in Mysore.

Setting up of Centre of Excellence for Skill

Development in Dandeli.

Setting up of Central University at Karwar.

Rs.2 crores each for upgradation of 30 Science

Colleges as Model Science Colleges.

Implementation of new programme in higher

education for economically backward students

of Hyderabad Karnataka area.

Setting up of Science and Innovation

Foundation to encourage research in all the

Universities and colleges involved in teaching

Science and Technology.

Waiver off tuition fees and laboratory fees paid

by girl students in all the aided colleges, thereby

benefiting 1.15 lakh girl students.

Rs.1 crore for various activities of Vemana Chair

of Karnataka University.

Rs.1 crore for activities of Basaveshwara Chair

of Karnataka University.

 

Health and Family Welfare:

 

Steps to obtain accreditation for the Regional

Drug Testing Laboratories at Hubli and Bellary.

Rs.5 crores earmarked for effective

implementation of Food Security and Standards

Act 2006.

Rs.2 crores to provide free denture to senior

citizens above 60 years belonging to BPL

category.

Allocation of Rs.5 crores to launch

.Mukhyamanthrigala Santhwana Yojane..

Allocation of Rs.52 crores to extend Prasuti

Araike and Madilu Kit programmes to all the

beneficiary in 10 districts.

Launching of .Aspathre Nyrmalya. programme.

Providing energy biscuits to prevent

malnutrition in children in 4 Backward

Districts.

Setting up special unit in Indira Gandhi

Institute of Child Health, Bangalore, for patients

suffering from Haemophilia, Thalassaemia,

Sickle-cell Anaemia and Primary Immuno

Deficiency.

 

Medical Education:

 

Rs.6 crores per hospital for setting up of three

250 bed Super Speciality Hospitals in Mysore,

Belgaum and Gulbarga.

Setting up 6 new Medical Colleges in the

backward districts of Karnataka.

Upgradation of VIMS, Bellary and KIMS, Hubli

at a total capital cost of Rs.150 crores.

 

Women and Child Development:

 

Waiver off loans, principal and interest amount

due as on 31st March, 2013 given to women

and Self-Help Groups from the Women

Development Corporation.

Increase in honorarium of Anganawadi workers

and Assistants by Rs.500 and Rs.250

respectively.

Establishment of 35 Special Treatment Units

for Women to provide medical treatment, legal

and police assistance.

Holding of Special Grama Sabhas to select

women beneficiaries under various

development programmes.

Allocation of Rs.3 crores to establish Sanitary

Napkin Manufacturing Units in 50 Taluks.

Allocation of Rs.2.50 crores for orphan and

destitute children undergoing long term

rehabilitation to get insurance coverage for

livelihood security.

Rs.4.23 crores for implementation of .Sneha

Shivira. Scheme in Gulburga, Kolar, Bellary &

Bagalkote districts.

Rs.1.55 crores to address maternal and child

under nutrition in High Burden Districts of

Gulburga, Kolar, Bellary & Bagalkote.

Rs.1.12 crores earmarked to bring 45000

beneficiaries under .Niramaya Health

Insurance Scheme..

Rs 2.16 crores for monthly unemployment

allowance of Rs.1000 to disabled persons who

have studied beyond 10th standard.

.Talking laptops. will be provided for visually

challenged students – Rs.4 crores.

Rs.7 crores for motorized two wheelers to

persons in the age group 20-60 years, with

severe physical disabilities.

Enhancement of annual grant amount to Day

Care Centres for senior citizens from Rs.4.15

lakhs to Rs.11.20 lakhs and extension to

another 10 districts.

Increase in the monthly maintenance allowance

from Rs.2500 to Rs.10000 for taking care of

children above 3 years age suffering from

cerebral palsy & mental retardation.

Grants to the special schools under Disabled

Child Centric Education Programme will be

doubled with allocation of Rs.17.87 crores.

Enhancement of assistance from Rs.35000 to

Rs.1 lakh to cover hospitalisation and medical

costs to disabled persons.

Scholarship amount given to students with

disabilities will be doubled . Rs.2.60 crores

provided.

 

Social Welfare:

 

Formulation of Karnataka SCSP and STSP Plan

Financial Allotment & Utilization Act 2013 .

Rs 15834 crores provided.

100 new residential schools to be set up at hobli

level for SC/ST students.

100 new post-matric hostels including 10 in

the University campuses.

Boarding expenses increased from Rs.700 to

Rs.800 for students of Government Ashrama

Schools and Primary Residential Schools.

Boarding expenses increased from Rs.900 to

Rs.1000 for students residing in pre-matric

hostels.

Boarding expenses increased from Rs.1000 to

Rs.1100 for students residing in post-matric

hostels, Morarji Desai & Rani Chennamma

Residential Schools and P.U. College hostels.

Monthly food charges enhanced from Rs.500

to Rs.700 & Rs.600 to Rs.800 to grant-in-aid

pre-matric & post-matric hostels respectively.

Extension of .Vidyasiri Scheme. to SC/ST Postgraduates.

Supplying free laptops to students belonging

to SC/ST category and pursuing Engineering,

Medical Journalism & Doctoral Studies.

Enhancement of incentive for inter-caste

marriage of SC girls from Rs.50000 to Rs.1 lakh.

Limit on subsidy amount increased from Rs.1

lakh to Rs.2 lakhs towards loans advanced by

SC/ST Development Corporations.

Unit cost under .Land Ownership. Scheme

increased from Rs.7.5 lakhs to Rs.10 lakhs.

Providing financial assistance for rehabilitation

of Manual Scavengers.

Rs.75 crores provided for comprehensive

development of Banjara community including

Bahaddur Bandi Kshetra belonging in Koppal

district.

Construction of late B Kraishnappa memorial

at Harihar at a cost of Rs.1 crore.

Development of Sri Kudhumal Rangarao

Memorial at Mangalore at a cost of Rs. 1 crore.

Rs.30 crores for formulation of schemes for

development of SC/ST Nomadic & Seminomadic

people.

Formulation of guidelines for giving specified

preference to SC/ST in procurement of services

and works up to Rs.5 lakhs and Rs.50 lakhs

respectively.

Construction of Regional Office and

Community Bhavan Complex of Tanda

Development Nigam in Mysore, Tumkur,

Koppal, Dharwad & Raichur.

Financial assistance to educational institutions

run by SC/ST Organisations and religious

institutions.

Development of Park at available land in

Beggars. Relief Centre in Magadi Road,

Bangalore.

Rs.10 crores for comprehensive development of

14 Beggars. Relief Centres set up under Beggars.

Rehabilitation Scheme.

Setting up of office of ST Welfare Department

in 37 taluks.

Rs.1 crore grant for setting up of Research

Centres for downtrodden at National Law School

University.

 

Backward Classes Department:

 

Construction of Devaraj Urs Bhavans at

7 District Head Quarters & 50 Taluk Head

Quarters.

Construction of Devaraj Urs Bhavan at Hunsur

at a cost of Rs.5 crore.

Establishment of Post Graduate Hostels in

University Campus, 4 each for Boys and Girls.

Rs.35 crores will be provided for basic facilities

in post-matric hostels once in 3 years.

Coaching assistance to 2000 candidates to take

up Civil Services Competitive Examinations.

Rs.50 crores for overall development of Golla

community and other nomadic tribes.

Rs.75 crores for .Vidyasiri. scheme to be

extended to 50 thousand students.

Reimbursement of fees of post-matric students

securing marks above the prescribed level.

State pre-matric scholarship rates to be

enhanced on par with Government of India

rates.

Amendment of Co-operation Act to provide

reservation to backward classes.

Enhancement of amount from Rs.75 crores to

Rs.100 crores for religious associations and

institutions of backward classes for

construction of community halls and hostel

buildings.

Under Devaraj Urs Backward Classes

Corporation, following programmes will be

undertaken:

Loan assistance up to Rs.2 lakhs at 2%

interest to upgrade skills of Dhobi, Savitha

Samaja & Thigalas.

Development of Dhobhi Ghats.

Rs.1 lakh subsidy and loan assistance for

sheep and goat rearing.

Improving the skills of the pottery

community.

Subsidy assistance of Rs.10000 and loan

assistance of Rs.1.1 lakhs for dairy activity

for backward classes.

Sanction of loans at 2% interest with

expenditure of Rs.1.5 lakhs for construction

of shops and providing marketing network

in Gram Panchayats and Town Panchayats

areas.

Financial assistance for rehabilitation of

arrack vendors.

Financial assistance to Vishwakarma

Community to improve skills in Blacksmithy,

Carpentry, Goldsmithy and Stone carving.

Financial assistance to Upppara community

for development of traditional skills.

Financial assistance for development as

tourist place where Kranthiveera Sangoli

Rayanna attained immortality.

 

Minorities Welfare, Haj and Wakf:

 

Rs.110 crores for overall development of

Minorities.

Establishment of District Minority Welfare

offices in 7 districts.

Boarding expenses increased from Rs.1000 to

Rs.1100 for students of Morarji Residential

Schools and Minority hostels.

Boarding expenses increased from Rs.900 to

Rs.1000 for students of Pre-matric hostels.

Food expenses increased from Rs.600 to Rs.750

per month for Minority hostels.

Annual family income limit enhanced to Rs.1

lakh from Rs.15,000 for seeking admission in

the hostel.

Financial assistance increased from Rs.350 to

Rs.500 per month for children in the

orphanages and destitute homes.

Rs.1.5 crores provided for e-learning teaching

aids to 100 minority schools.

Coaching to minority students taking Civil

Services Competitive exams and entrance tests.

Opening of 70 new post-matric hostels under

SDP scheme.

Rs.24.65 crores provided for construction,

repair to 30 hostels run in rented buildings.

Rs.6.2 crores to create basic infrastructure

facilities and modernise 124 minorities hostels.

Starting 3 new Morarji Desai Residential

Schools and 2 P.U Colleges.

Rs.36.82 crores provided for construction,

modernisation of Moraji Desai Residential

Schools running in rented buildings.

Rs.75 crores for implementation of various

development schemes of Minorities.

Rs.10 crores provided for construction of

compound walls and fences to protect illegal

encroachment of wakf properties.

Rs.125 crores provided for overall development

of Christians.

Rs.5 crores for establishing 2 Model Residential

Schools in 2 districts.

Rs.2 crores for skill development of women

belonging to Minority community.

Sir Sayyed Ahmed Khan Study and Research

Centre will be established.

Rs.17 crore additional grant for Haj Bhavan in

Bangalore.

Haj Bhavans will be constructed at Gulburga

and Mangalore.

 

Housing:

 

Implementation of new policy to purchase land

for residential sites in rural and urban area.

Construction of 10,000 houses for special

category persons.

Waiver off loans and interest under .Ashraya

Scheme. . Rs 2488 crores waiver.

Provide 3 lakhs new houses with revised

subsidy and distribute 20,000 sites to siteless

people in rural and urban area.

Waiver off loan amount of Rs.230 crores under

HUDCO and VAMBAY housing schemes

benefitting 57000 families living in slums.

Development of 1.7 lakhs properties in land

acquired by Karnataka Housing Board.

Labour, Employment & Training:

Starting .Satellite and Advanced Media

Education (SAME). Programme in 60 ITIs.

Opening of 4 new ESI hospitals.

Providing Vocational Training in new trades.

Opening of Karnataka German Multi Skill

Development Centres at Mangalore, Hubli and

Belgaum.

Opening of wind and Solar Energy Vocational/

Units in Gadag, Chitradurga and Belgaum.

Rs.28 crores for construction of own buildings

for 55 Government ITIs.

Establishment of 1 digital library in 158

Government ITIs at a cost of Rs.14.65 crores.

Introduction of .Chief Minister.s Shram Shakti

Award. to encourage workers and industries.

Rs.7 crore for extension social securities scheme

in all 30 districts.

 

Kannada and Culture:

 

Establishment of Banavasi Development

Authority

Rs.1 crore for development of Science Park in

Dr. H.Narasimhaiah High School in Hosur,

Gowribidanur Taluk and memorial in his name

Rs.1 crore for development of freedom fighters

martyr memorial building in Vidhurashwatha.

Rs.1.5 crores for organisation of cultural

programmes in old age homes.

Rs.5 crores for construction of building and

organising cultural activities on the occasion

of centenary of Kannada Sahitya Parishath.

Rs.2 crores to Women.s Associations and Self

Help Groups for organising cultural activities.

Rs.1 crore to open book stalls at district

Rangamandira/Cultural Complexes.

Rs.3 crore for organising drama competitions

at inter college level.

Rs.1 crore for making documentaries on culture

and heritage

13th Finance Commission grant of Rs. 50 crores

for

Modern technology like GIS mapping,

documentation to preserve monuments and

heritage buildings.

Documentation and evaluation work of 14

cities.

Preparation of inventory of undeclared and

unprotected monuments.

Rs 50 lakhs for organising .Prachya Prajne.

Programme

Construction of Kala Bhavan in Arkavathy

layout, Bangalore

Rs 1 crore towards Research & bringing out

works in different languages of Saint Poet

Kanakadasa

Rs 1 crore to Mahabodhi Society for Kannada

Tripitica Programme

Rs.2 crores for organising Platinum Jubilee

celebration of Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar on

the occasion of 75 years of formation of Mandya

district.

Rs.1 crore for development of Mylar Mallannna

Kshetra.

 

Sports and Youth Services:

 

Rs.8.26 crores for implementation of Youth

Empowering Programmes.

Yuva Shakthi Kendras to be established in each

district.

Karnataka States Sports Policy will be

formulated.

To encourage sports achievers at International

and National events the award amounts have

been increased.

.Grameena Kreedotsava. will be organised to

encourage indigenous rural sports.

Enhancement of monthly remuneration from

Rs.1500 to Rs.3000 to former wrestlers.

Enhancing monthly honorarium of

International, National and State level former

sports persons.

Restoration of 25 old garadi-mane.

Grant of Rs.5 lakh each for construction of new

garadi-mane.

Enhancement of diet allowance of sportspersons

Up gradation of Sri Kanteerava Stadium,

Bangalore

Rs 2 crore for development of basic

infrastructure in Jakkur Flying School & for

purchase of new aircraft.

 

Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs.

 

Setting up of NCDEX cell for dissemination of

information about price trend and take action

against black marketers.

Introduction of smart ration card instead of

paper ration card.

Construction of Aahaara Bhavan with an initial

amount of Rs.2 crores.

 

Rural Development and Panchayat Raj:

 

Rs.85 crores allotted for statutory additional

grant in accordance with population of Zilla

Panchayats.

Release of Rs.135 crores for maintenance of rural

roads.

Development of roads of 20 km in each rural

assembly constituency and providing

connectivity to predominantly SC/ST villages.

Implementation of 3 year programme under

.Grama Vikasa Yojane..

Under NREGA & NBA schemes, introduction of

.Gourava Yojane., bathroom cum toilets for 1.50

lakhs rural families.

Rs.6 crores grant for development of Abdul Nasir

Sab Rural Training Institute.

Rs.2 crores to Mahatma Gandhi Institute of

Rural Energy Development.

Establishment of purified drinking water units

in 1000 villages.

Implementation of 77 multi village drinking

water schemes by providing safe drinking water

to 24 lakhs rural people.

.Jaladhara. drinking water scheme for providing

individual household connection to 5 lakh SC/

ST colonies.

Under .Salu Marada Thimmakkana Neralu.

scheme under NREGA, roadside plantation on

3000 km rural roads will be under taken.

6000 Mukthidhamas at the rate of one for each

gram panchayath will be developed.

Rural Godowns will be constructed for storage

of foodgrains.

Integration of different watershed schemes using

Ridge to Valley Concept.

Construction of Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendra

buildings under MGNREGA scheme will be

taken up in 300 Grama Panchayat.

Land development, Horticulture, Fisheries

related 2 lakh individual works in eligible cases

will be under taken MGNREGA scheme.

Establishment of Ombudsman and social

auditing system.

Computer centres at rural colonies.

Doubling of honorarium to elected

representatives.

Training to elected representatives through

Kannada University, Hampi.

Upgradation of 10,000 rural roads- Rs.5688

crore scheme- submission of proposal to

Government of India.

 

Planning & Area Development:

 

Rs.38 crores to Malanad Area Development

Board.

Rs.20 crores to Dry Area Development Board.

Rs.1 crore to Coastal Area Development

Authority for development of coastal region.

Rs.601 crores provided under Legislatures.

Local Area Development Scheme.

Bringing out Human Development Report by

December 2014.

Rs.2259 crores provided for addressing regional

imbalance in 114 backward taluks.

Computerisation of birth and death registration

in Anekal taluk on a pilot project basis.

 

Urban Development:

 

Municipal Administration:

 

Implementation 14 drinking water supply

schemes and 10 drainage schemes with the

estimated cost of Rs.697 crores.

6 water supply schemes and 7 UGD schemes

with an estimated cost of Rs.247.20 crores will

be taken up UIDSSMT.

Under UIDSSMT scheme drinking water

supply scheme in 10 towns and 2 UGD

schemes at an estimated cost Rs.400 crores

will be taken up.

Rs.5 crore for providing water supply and

sanitation facilities to Anganawadis in urban

areas.

Construction of 26323 houses at an estimated

cost of Rs.1335 crores in 124 slum areas in

State under Rajiv Awaas Yojane.

.Chief Minister.s Urban Alleviation

Programme. at an estimated cost of Rs.25 crore

will be launched in 181 cities.

Rs.75 crores earmarked for Scientific

Management of Solid Waste.

Establishment of Modern Abattoirs in three

cities with GOI assistance.

Creation of open spaces like parks, lakes &

stadiums in 10 City Corporation Limits

Projects.

Rs.25 crores grant earmarked for construction

of Modern Electric Crematorium in 10 cities.

Rs.62.51 crores for Capacity Building of Urban

Local Bodies staff.

Rs.25 crores earmarked for implementing of

Gruha Bhagya Scheme for 1000 Poura

Karmikas.

Rs.10 crores earmarked for Energy Saving

measures.

Rs.100 crores special grant earmarked for

Infrastructure Development in Mysore City.

 

Bruhat Bengaluru Maha Nagara Palike (BBMP)

 

Rs.1527 crores for various developmental

activities under different schemes.

Comprehensive development of selected Arterial

and Sub Arterial Roads for smooth flow of traffic

at estimated cost of Rs.500 crores.

Widening of some of the important roads at

estimated cost of Rs.300 crores.

Construction of Railway under bridges and over

bridges at an estimated cost of Rs.200 crores

in collaboration with Railway Authorities at

important Railway Crossings in the city.

Comprehensive development of Pedestrian

Footpaths at estimated cost of Rs.100 crores.

Development of important junctions at

estimated cost of Rs.100 crores.

Development of 12 main roads under TENDER

SURE model and other selected main roads at

estimated cost of Rs.300 crores.

Earmarking of Rs.250 crores for development

of backward areas of earlier CMC and TMCs

within BBMP jurisdiction.

Earmarking of Rs.100 crores for development

and protection of 31 lakes.

Implementation of new parking policy at

estimated cost of Rs.10 crores.

Allocation of Rs.100 crores for disposal and

processing of solid waste.

Allocation of Rs.200 crores for construction of

Grade Separators at important Junctions with

heavy traffic density.

 

Bangalore Development Authority (BDA)

 

Construction and allocation of 8000 flats to the

publics.

Formation and allocation of 5000 sites.

Rs.100 crores for the implementation of

Aranyikarana Hasiru Maale programme and

development of 39 lakes.

Construction of Peripheral Ring Road at the

cost of Rs.5800 crores with assistance from JICA.

Construction of Goraguntepalya of Tumkur

Road Junction (NH-4) at a cost of Rs.125 crores.

Construction of overbridge from ALISDA to BEL

Circle at a cost of Rs.191.86 crores under JNNURM.

Construction of Elevated Corridor from

Basaveshwara Circle (Chalukya Circle) to

Hebbal Junction at a cost of Rs.1100 crores

will be taken up.

 

Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board

(BWSSB)

 

Detailed project report will be prepared for

providing water supply to 110 villages in BBMP

Area.

Improvement and renovation of 74 km Sewer

lines with 50:50 sharing between BWSSB and

KUIDFC.

Construction of 300 MLD Capacity Waste Water

Treatment Plant.

Construction of 108 small Capacity Waste Water

Treatment Plant in Bangalore city.

 

Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development

Finance Corporation (KUIDFC)

 

Providing adequate water supply and UGD in

16 Urban Local Bodies at an estimated cost of

Rs.205 crores.

24×7 water supply schemes to Belgaum,

Gulburga, Hubli-Dharwad Municipal

Corporations and 22 other cities under other

schemes of KUIDFC.

An estimated cost of Rs.450 crores for Heritage

based Urban Development Project will be taken

with assistance of World Bank.

.City Cluster Development Programme. with

assistance from Asian Development Bank (ADB)

will be prepared and implemented.

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited

(BMRCL)

Target for completion of entire network of

1st Phase by the end of March 2015.

2nd Phase of Metro comprising of 61 Stations

covering 72.10 kms is planned to be completed

at the cost of Rs.26405 crores and approval of

Government of India obtained.

Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT):

Preparation of Comprehensive Mobility Plan to

improve 52 towns.

 

Revenue:

 

Organizing Pension Adalats at hobli levels to

cover all eligible beneficiaries.

Integration of Janashree Bima Yojane with Aam

Admi Bima Yojane, Rs.20 crores earmarked.

Rs.10 crores for the purchase of land for burial

ground not exceeding 2 acres, priority to

SC/ST.

Enhancement of pension to Ex-Patels to

Rs.2000.

Development of New Software called .Namma

Bhoomi. for making administration farmer

friendly.

Implementation of .Padasale Scheme. in all 176

taluks.

Revenue Adalats will be held at Hobli and

village levels for distribution of updated and

corrected Pahanis on the spot.

Commencement of re-survey scheme – 2

Issue of caste and income certificates in schools

by utilizing data available at Nada Kacheris.

Construction of district office complex buildings

in 6 districts including Mysore at a cost of

Rs.135 crores, construction work of 12 Mini

Vidhana Soudha buildings and ongoing

constructions of 24 Mini Vidhana Soudha

buildings will be taken up at a cost Rs.101

crores.

Cauvery Scheme integration with Bhoomi for

speedy issue of Khata.

Rs.81.2 crores has been provided to develop

infrastructural facilities at temples, charitable

and religious institutions.

Providing subsidy to tourists from Karnataka

for Charudhama pilgrimage.

Providing special grants of Rs.6 crores to protect

land belonging to Muzarai Department.

 

Energy:

 

Rs.20 crores provided for solar energy schemes.

Subsidy of Rs.6200 crores for providing free

electricity supply for irrigation pump sets of

farmers and Bhagyajyothi/Kuteerajyothi

schemes.

Electricity connections will be provided for

remaining irrigation pump sets under taken

under Ganga Kalyana Scheme by SC/ST,

Backward Classes and Minorities Development

Corporations.

Rs.750 crores will be provided for Electricity

Supplying Companies to implement the

following schemes.

LED Solar street lights will be distributed

for 50 villages.

Up gradation of .Distribution Automation

System. in 10 Municipal Corporation

Areas.

Additional inclusion of two sub-divisions

in every ESCOM.

Implementation of Smart Grid and Smart

Meters scheme in 98 cities.

Implementation of Green Energy Corridor

Scheme with the assistance of KPTCL and

KFW.

 

Public Works:

 

Improvement of 544 kms of under-developed

roads under Special Development Programme.

Special package of Rs.50 crores towards repairs

of roads, bridges in rain-affected Kodagu

District.

Plan to undertake permanent repair work of

Shiradi Ghat Road under NH-48 at a cost of

Rs.95 crores.

Plan to develop 18.5 kms length of NH-48 of

Shiradi Ghat Section at a cost of Rs.2200 crores

with assistance JICA.

Plan to develop 1200 km long road under PPP

with financial assistance provided by ADB to

KSHIP.

Improvement 8 States Highway of 452.70 km

length at an estimated amount of Rs.1203

crores under the joint assistance of World Bank

and Financial Institutions.

Implementation of .Karnataka Minor Ports

Policy.

 

Infrastructure Development Department:

 

Bangalore International Airport has been

renamed as Kempegowda International Airport

Bengaluru.

Steps for increasing terminal capacity from 12

to 20 million passengers.

Facilities will be provided for setting-up of

Railway Bogi manufacturing Units at Kolar and

Yadgiri.

Rs.540 crores for railway projects.

Distribution work of natural gas is in the final

stage with the joint venture of KSIIDC and GAIL

India Limited.

Measures will be taken for adopting eco-friendly

CNG in City Transport Vehicles.

 

Commerce & Industries:

 

Rs.10 crore for up gradation of Convention

Center at KTPO, White Field.

Implementation of Karnataka Investment

Promotion Programme.

One Time Settlement Scheme (OTS) for waiver

of interest payable on loans under PBS scheme

by KVIC through KVIB will be introduced-

Rs.26.15 crore earmarked.

Rs.2 crore earmarked to provide marketing

subsidy under .Karnataka Khadi Branding.

scheme, with the assistance of National Institute

of Fashion Technology/Design.

Rs.1 crore grant provided for Karnataka Khadi

Gramodyoga Sangha, Hubli.

Setting up of training and manufacturing

centers in naxal affected areas of Karkala Taluk,

Udupi District through Karnataka State Coir

Development Corporation.

Interest subsidy of 9% to village industries and

khadhi institutions will be extended to all 176

taluks in the State.

Rs.10 crore Venture Capital Support will be

provided to potential entrepreneurs to set-up

new industries through .Fund of Fund.

Scheme.

1000 Residential work sheds will be provided

to skilled workers under new Special House

Building Scheme at the cost of Rs.10 crores.

Setting up of Coir Technology Park at the cost

of Rs.2 crores at Vijnana Gudda, Tumkur

District.

Establishment of 1000 micro enterprises in

rural area.

Rs.4.50 crores grant provided towards interest

subsidy of 6% to new generation entrepreneurs.

Financial support of 50% in Aerospace Sector.

Notifying the two industrial townships with the

co-operation of Urban Development

Department.

Establishment of 10 modern check posts.

Mapping of mineral wealth through modern

technology.

Establishment of Gems and Jewellery SEZ in

Devanahalli of Bangalore Rural District.

Rule amended to provide reservation to SC &

ST persons in sand extraction, transportation

and grant of Minor Minerals quarry leases/

licenses.

Rs. 120 crores under Weavers Special Package

scheme.

Rs. 75 crores provided for implementing New

Readymade Garments Policy.

Rs. 75 crores needed for the reconstruction of

Mysore Sugar Company by developing its

property located in J.C. Road, Bangalore.

 

Information Technology, Bio Technology and

Science and Technology:

 

Constitution of Skill Development Societies

with an initial corpus of Rs.10 crores to meet

the skill requirements of IT and Electronic

Companies.

Setting up of Greenfield ESDM Clusters for

Electronic Hardware Sector.

Revision of Animation, Visual effects, Gaming

and Comics (AVGC) Policy and setting up of

Digital Media City and AVGC Labs.

Setting up of 2 Sub Regional Science Centres

in Chamarajanagar District and Gowribidanur

Taluk of Chickballapur District – Rs. 3 crore

per centre.

Providing Science education to school students

using Robotics Technology.

 

e-Governance:

 

Providing 150 additional services through

mobile in different departments.

Formulation of New e-Governance policy.

Establishment of State Data Centre at Suvarna

Soudha, Belgaum, for disaster recovery and

business continuity.

Opening of 50 new Citizen Service Centres

under Karnataka One Scheme.

Providing 50 additional services of various

government departments through Citizen

Service Centers.

Extension of KSWAN 2.0 to Gram Panchayat.

Implementation of Human Resources

Management Scheme (HRMS). Linkage to

Khajane-II.

 

Tourism:

 

Rs.50 crores provided to implement the

recommendations made by the Karnataka

Tourism Vision Group.

Establishment of Kaveri Tourism Authority.

Establishment of Cubbon Park Management

Authority.

Organisation of activities like Karnataka Travel

Mart, Pravasi Karnataka Divasa, Nethrani

Beach festival, Talakadu Kaver Festival,

Nrityotsava at Nandi and Pattadakallu, Bidar

Fort Festival through private participation.

Setting up Toursim Interpretation Centers and

Plazas.

Adoption of Tourism Centres under CSR.

Publication of .Investment-friendly Tourism

Policy..

New Tourism Human Resource Development

Policy will be brought-out.

 

General Administration:

 

Hyderabad-Karnataka Area Development Board

constituted . Rs.600 crores grant.

Provision of Rs.1637 crores for special

development programme in Hyderabad-

Karnataka Area.

Implementation of recommendation

Sri. P.C. Hota Committee for bringing more

transparency and prevention of corruption in

the recruitment process undertaken by

Karnataka Public Service Commission.

Introduction of .Jyothi Sanjeevini. scheme to

Government servants and their dependants.

Enhancement of Freedom Fighters pension from

Rs.6,000 to Rs.8,000 and enhancement of

Honorarium from Rs.2,000 per month to

Rs.3,000 for participants from the State in Goa

Liberation Movement.

 

Information Department:

 

Establishment of High-Tech State Media Centre

at Vartha Soudha in Bangalore at a cost of

Rs.5 crores.

Development of Multiplex theatres with four

screen facilities.

Construction of International standard film city

in Hesaraghatta, Bangalore.

An annual award instituted to promote short

films.

Launching of a separate health insurance

scheme for accredited journalists and their

family.

Enhancement of pension given to retired

journalists from Rs.3000 to Rs.6000.

 

Home:

 

Implementation of Ambulance-Signal Lights

Synchronisation Scheme under B-Trac Scheme

. Rs.72 crores.

Implementation of M-Trac-1 and M-Trac-2

Schemes in Mysore and Mangalore cities at a

cost of Rs.40 crores and Rs.25 crores

respectively.

Installation of Mobile jammers, barbed wire

fencing and CCTV cameras for providing safety

and security in different Central Jails of the

State.

Establishment of Water Processing Units in 7

Central Jails.

Enhancement of daily food expenses of Rs.48

per head to Rs.75 for enhancing nutritional

value of the food for convicts.

Construction of Residential and

Non-Residential buildings for Indian Reserve

Batallion.

Construction of Office Building for SP, Yadgiri

District, at an estimated cost of Rs.7.73 crores.

Implementation of Student-Police Cadet

Scheme.

Enhancement of Group Insurance amount for

all the ranks in the Police Department up to

Inspector level.

Enhancement of ex-gratia amount of Rs.5 lakhs

to Rs.30 lakhs in case of death of police

personnel while on duty.

Enhancement of ex-gratia amount for

permanent disability will be increased to Rs.10

lakhs and for serious injuries it will be

increased to Rs.2 lakhs.

Providing Rs.15 crores for construction of Fire

Station buildings and residential quarters.

Providing Rs.10 crores for construction of hostel

building under K-SAFE scheme to

R.A. Mundkur Fire Force Academy, Bangalore.

Purchase of modern Aerial Ladder Platform to

attend fire accidents in high rise buildings.

Providing Rs.1.80 crores for construction of

Regional Training Centre for Home Guards and

Civil Defence personnel at Davanagere District

Centre.

Establishment of 20 new Police Stations

including 10 Women Police Stations and 10 new

Out-Posts.

 

Transport:

Establishment of Vehicle Inspection and

Certification Centres at Shimoga, Gulbarga and

Mangalore.

Establishment of Automated Driving Test Track

at Bellary, Gadag and Madikeri.

Adding 3982 new vehicles, 28 new bus depots

and 37 new bus stations by Transport

Corporations out of their own resources.

Construction of Truck Terminal taken up in

Dasanpura.

 

Law and Courts:

 

Rs. 10 crores for construction of Administration

Building and other works of Karnataka State

Law University.

Rs.458 crores will be given for providing

necessary infrastructural facilities to

subordinate Courts.

Construction of Advocates Bhavan in City Civil

Court Complex, Bangalore, at Rs.2 crores.

 

TAX PROPOSALS

 

Goods and Services Tax

 

Necessary steps to prepare trade and industry

as also the department for its introduction of

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Commercial Taxes:

 

Revenue collection target fixed at Rs.42000

crores for 2014-15.

Value Added Tax:

 

Reliefs:

 

Tax exemption on paddy, rice, wheat, pulses and

products of rice and wheat continued for one

more year.

Reduction in tax on scented arecanut powder

excluding mixture from 14.5% to 5.5%

Increase in registration limit from Rs.5 lakhs of

annual turnover to Rs.7.5 lakhs.

Waiver of penalty payable for default in filing of

returns by small dealers who have no tax liability

and opt for cancellation of their registration.

Increase in minimum sale value fixed for

obtaining electronic delivery note (e-SUGAM)

from Rs.20000 to Rs.25000.

Exemption to works contractors from compulsory

registration provision.

Suitable administrative measures to enable

dealers to rectify mistakes in the returns which

have no tax implication.

Provision for single second appeal against

reassessment for several tax periods of one

financial year.

 

Additional Resource Mobilization Measure

Levy 5.5% VAT on liquor sold by bar and

restaurants operating in urban areas and by

clubs, lodging houses and star hotels.

Rationalisation measure

Provision for filing of annual statements by

dealers.

Luxury Tax:

Relief:

Increase in minimum daily rent for taxation

from Rs.500 to Rs.750.

Entry Tax:

Relief:

Tax exemption on ethanol brought for mixing

with petrol.

Rationalisation Measure

Provision for filing of monthly returns by

dealers and deemed acceptance of such returns

as under VAT.

Excise

Revenue collection target of Rs.14,400 crores

fixed for the year 2014-15.

Additional Resources Mobilization Measures

Increase in Additional Excise Duty on Beer from

122% to 135 %

Increase in Licence fee of Primary Distillery,

Indian Liquor Manufacturing Distillery and

Brewery by 50%.

Increase in Licence fee of MSIL retail liquor

shops (CL-11C) from Rs.1 lakh to Rs.3 lakhs.

Increase in fee for shifting of shops from one

place to another, from existing 25% to 50% of

the Licence fee charged on the Licence in respect

of such shops.

 

Stamps and Registration

 

Revenue collection target is fixed at Rs.7450

crores for 2014-15

Stamp Duty exemption on subsequent sale deed

relating to alternate site allotted by the

Bangalore Development Authority, consequent

to the denotification of the land.

Stamp Duty exemption on instruments

executed between concerned persons under the

Aerospace Policy 2013-23.

Provision for remission and reduction of Stamp

Duty on instruments specified in the

Government notification dated: 23-04-2003,

with retrospective effect.

Reduction in Stamp Duty on Award relating

to movable properties from the current 5% to

rates ranging from 0.25% to 0.75%, on slab

basis.

Stamp Duty at uniform reduced rate of 2% on

all Joint development agreements and their

consequent Powers of Attorney.

Reduction in Stamp Duty on instrument

relating to Delivery Order from 0.5% to 0.1%

on the value of goods imported into the State,

and also Stamp Duty exemption on goods

imported into the State that are exempted from

Customs Duty.

 

Transport

 

Revenue collection target is fixed at Rs. 4350

crores for 2014-15

Levy of Rs. 500 per seat per quarter instead of

life time tax for the Motor Cabs costing more

than Rs.15 lakhs and registered in other states

and entering Karnataka on tourist vehicle

permit.

Suitable amendment to the Motor Vehicle

Taxation Act to prevent vehicles registered in

other States from plying in the State without

payment of life time tax.

 

OVERVIEW OF BUDGET 2014-15

 

Budget size (Consolidated fund) – Rs. 1,38,008

Crores. It is 34.8% more than the Budget

Estimate of Rs. 1,21,611 crore estimated for

B.E. 2013-14.

 

State Plan size – Rs. 65,600 crore. It is 34.7%

more than the Budget Estimate of Rs. 48,685

crore estimate for B.E. 2013-14.

 

Total receipts – Rs. 1,36,249 crore of which

Rs. 1,11,039 is Revenue Receipts while

Rs. 25,210 crore is Capital Receipts.

 

Total Expenditure – Rs. 1,38,008 crore of which

Revenue Expenditure is Rs. 1,10,757 crore and

Capital Expenditure Rs. 20,491 crore.

 

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