KARNATAKA STATE BUDGET  2015-16

 

  • Budget size (Consolidated fund) – Rs.142534 Crores.

It is 3.28% more than the Budget Estimate of Rs.

138008 crore estimated for B.E. 2014-15.

 

  • State Plan size Rs. 72597 crore. It is more than the

Budget Estimate of Rs. 65600 crore estimate for

B.E. 2014-15. Increase is 10.67%.

 

  • Total receipts – Rs. 139476 crore of which Rs.

116360 is Revenue Receipts while Rs. 22950 – crore is loan and Capital Receipts is 166 crore.

 

  • Total Expenditure – Rs. 142534 crore of which

Revenue Expenditure is Rs. 115450 crore and

Capital Expenditure Rs. – 26352 crore.

 

Agriculture:

 

  • Setting up of ‘Vision Group’ for development of

comprehensive vision for agriculture sector.

  • Formulation of ‘Micro Irrigation Policy 2015-16’ for

efficient water use.

  • Establishment of “Centre of Excellence in Dry

land Agriculture Research” for research and

training.

  • Launch of a “Krishi Abhiyaana” for addressing

agriculture related issues.

  • Raitha Samparka Kendras to promote a coordinated

and integrated approach by Agriculture,

46 Budget Highlights 2015-16

Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Sericulture

departments.

  • ‘Krishi Bhagya’ programme to be launched for 23

talukas in 7 districts affected by drought for last

4 years.

  • Strengthening and consolidation of “Savayava

Bhagya” in 566 hoblis through certification

process, federating and market development.

  • Proposal to set up 278 Custom Hiring Service

Centres.

  • Extension of ‘Bhoo Samriddhi’ to four more

districts.

  • Issue of ‘Raitha Mitra’ card and ‘Soil Health Card’

for farmers through K-KISAN platform.

  • Setting up of a Digital Library and Decision

Support System for scientific watershed management.

  • Initiation of a research project on Genome

Sequencing (non-GM) in collaboration with

ICRISAT, IBAB and Agricultural Universities.

  • New campus to be developed for the University

of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences,

Shivamogga.

  • Initiation of research and demonstration from

alternate cropping systems in place of Sugarcane.

  • Area under the Special package for Ragi and

Jowar to be doubled to 40000 hectares.

  • Greater emphasis to Karnataka’s indigenous

heritage of nutri-millets. through obtaining

Geographical Indicator (GI) tags.

  • Extension of Pilot programme for providing

extension services through private agencies/

NGOs to four more districts.

  • Two organic jaggery parks to be set up on PPP

model at Mandya and Mudhol.

 

Horticulture:

 

  • Continuation of process of creation and

strengthening of Farmer Producer Organizations

(FPOs):

  • 90% subsidy to be given for procurement centres,

cold storage, farm mechanization implements &

processing units.

  • Adoption of PPP-IAD framework of GOI to link

FPOs for forward and backward linkages.

  • FPOs to be involved in selection and training of

beneficiaries and to act as oversight mechanism.

  • Strengthening of FPOs through selection of

beneficiaries on cluster basis under National

Horticulture Mission.

  • Strengthening of custom hiring centres to provide

high cost machinery to farmers on hire basis.

  • Excise Act to be amended to permit members of

Coconut Growers Association to harvest “Neera”

within specified limits to augment their incomes.

  • Priority for strengthening and computerizing of

HOPCOMS. Framing Uniform by-laws.

  • Implementation of strategy for increasing

transparency, accountability and recognition in

organic farming.

  • Establishment of Horticulture College in Devi

Hosur Village of Haveri taluk.

  • Construction of Glass houses in Kuppanna Park

of Mysuru, Shamanuru village in Davanagere

district and in Ballary. Development of Garden

in the premises of heritage Government Guest

House in Mysuru.

 

Animal Husbandry:

 

  • Setting up of centralized Free helpline facility

to provide veterinary services at the farmers’ door

step by levying service charges.

  • Launch of new scheme ‘Pashu Bhagya’:
  • Backended subsidy to small and marginal

farmers to establish cattle, sheep, goat, pig,

poultry units by availing loans upto Rs.1.5 lakh

from commercial banks. Subsidy to be 33% for

Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes and 25%

for others.

  • Short term loans up to Rs.50,000 at 0% interest

through Co-operative Banks, for cattle feed and

other maintenance expenses.

  • Insurance Premium Subsidy upto 5 cattle to the

members of Milk Producers’ Co-operative Societies.

  • Continuation of ‘Kurigahi Suraksha Scheme’ –

Rs.5 crore.

  • Purchases of medicines for livestock to be done

at ZP level.

  • Encourage backyard poultry farming through

K.C.P.F.

  • Enhancement of grant to ‘Karnataka Sheep and

Wool Development Corporation’, by four times –

Rs.25 crore.

  • Grant for livestock welfare and development

activities and infrastructure/maintenance of

‘Goshalas’ -Rs.7 crore.

  • Providing ear tags with UID to cattle to facilitate

creation of digital database of services- Rs. 10

crore.

  • Encouragement to production of fodder in

‘Gomala’ and ‘Kaval lands’. Enacting Legislation

for consevation and development of Amruth

Mahal Kaval lands – Rs. 10 crore.

  • Establishment of 750 new Milk Producers’ Cooperative

Societies in North Karnataka in next

three years – Rs.16 crore.

  • Framing of Policy and Rules for development of

breeds of cattle and sheep.

  • Providing services of 300 extension workers

(MAITRI) to Milk Producers’ Co-operative Societies

-Rs. 15 crore.

  • Treatment of small and medium poultry units as

agriculture sector and formulation of legislation

for regulation of poultry.

  • ‘Gokulagrama’ scheme to conserve desi breeds

like ‘Devani’ and ‘Malanadu Gidda’ – Rs.10 crore.

  • Encouragement of cattle fairs and rewards to

farmers for best rearing of cattle.

  • Provision of sexed semen tubes at 50% subsidy.
  • Establishment of Diagnostic Laboratories in all

districts and provision of mobile Diagnostic

Laboratories.

  • Bidar District to be developed as Milk shed area.
  • Milk products of local breeds to be given premium

product grade with separate procurement and

marketing facility.

  • Continuation of the financial incentive scheme

to Sheep and Wool Producers Co-operative

Societies in distress – Rs. 20 Crore.

 

Sericulture:

 

  • Providing incentive of 75% of Rs.14000/- unit cost

per acre to popularize cultivation of high yielding

mulberry breeds.

  • Formation of 5 Farmer Producers’ Organizations

(FPOs), 2 in Northern Karnataka & 3 in Southern

Karnataka.

  • Establish linkage between all stake holders in

sericulture and silk industry.

  • Provide facilities such as manure, disinfectants,

DFLs, equipments, transport services and market

information.

  • Encourage best practices in sericulture activities

and silk reeling technologies.

  • Encouragement to 10 RSPs in the private sector

for production of 50 lakh bivoltine eggs – Rs.4.86

crore.

  • Procurement of sensitive equipments such as

walk in cold storage, face contrast microscope,

centrifuge etc.,

  • Revolving fund for expenses towards raw

materials.

  • Establishment of incubation chambers in CRCs.
  • Setting up of reeling parks in Ramangara,

Shidlaghatta and Kollegala – Rs.10 crore.

  • Installation of 3 automatic reeling machines in

Northern Karnataka by providing 90% subsidy.

  • 75% subsidy to 5 entrepreneurs for installing

high capacity driers developed by Central Silk

Board (CSB).

  • Strengthening of Karnataka Silk Marketing

Board.

Fisheries:

  • Blue revolution in inland fisheries through short

term loans upto Rs. 1 lakh at 0% interest to

fish farmers.

  • Development of Integrated Fish farming in

cluster model in four selected Taluks.

  • Reimbursement of Sales Tax upto 1.5 lakh litres

of diesel used in mechanized boats for fishing,

through direct credit – Rs. 105 crore.

  • Extension of caged fish farming to 5 reservoirs

through PPP model.

  • Establishment of Information and Sales Centres

in 10 districts and 5 mobile Fish Stalls/

Restaurants to be started in selected urban

areas – Rs.5 crore.

  • Providing Mobile Fisheries Extension-cum-

Diagnostic vehicle for each Revenue Division.

  • Organization of ‘Matsya Mela’ in North Karnataka

Districts.

  • ‘Mathsyashraya’ scheme – Construction of 3000

houses.

Co-Operation:

  • Continuation of short term agricultural loans

upto Rs.3 lakhs at 0% rate of interest and

medium term and long term agricultural loans

up to Rs.10 lakhs at 3% rate of interest.

Rs.10000 crore loans to cover 23 lakh farmers.

  • ‘Yeshasvini’ Scheme – Rs.110 crore.
  • Construction of Godowns by Primary Agricultural

Co-operative Societies (PACS), under PPP model-

Rs. 5 crore.

  • Rs.3 crore to Primary Co-operative Societies

for providing cleaning and grading equipments

and better marketing facility.

  • Rs.32 crore towards share capital for

registration of one member from each BPL family

as member of PACS in next 3 years.

  • Waiver of loans of failed borewells in respect of

loans disbursed by PCARD Banks in the State

– Rs.2 crore.

  • Separate District Central Co-operative Bank to

be formed for Haveri and Chamrajnagara

Districts.

  • Co-operative Milk Federation for Davangere and

Chitradurga Districts.

  • Construction of Warehouses at 72 places by

Karnataka State Ware Housing Corporation at a

cost of Rs.650 crore.

  • Operations & maintenance of KSWC warehouses

to be taken up under PPP model. Setting up of

online Warehouse based Agricultural Produce

Marketing System.

  • Following developmental activities to be taken

using “Market Fund’ by APMCs:

  • “Market Modernization” scheme in 25 major

APMC markets at an outlay of Rs. 50 crore, with

25% grants from Government.

  • Rs.7.00 crore for infrastructure for ‘Sunday

markets’ at Mysuru, Hubballi, Udupi, Kalaburagi,

Belagavi, Ballary and Davangere.

  • ‘Nirmala Market’ scheme in major APMC markets

for providing modern toilet facilities.

  • “Solid waste management” plants in markets in

Mysuru, Shivamogga, Vijayapura, Hubballi and

Singenaagrahara in Bengaluru – Rs. 3 crore.

  • ‘Pure Drinking Water Plants’ to be established

in 50 major APMCs – Rs 5 crore.

  • ‘Cold Storage Units’ in Hubbali, Tumakuru, and

Dasanapura of Bengaluru, and need – based Mini

Silos in selected APMCs through PPP.

  • ‘Scientific Analysis Laboratories’ in Mysuru,

Tumakuru, Hubballi and Raichuru APMCs- Rs 3

crore.

  • Introduction of ‘E-permit system’ for centralized

permit verification.

Water Resources:

Major and Medium Irrigation

  • Continued utmost importance to the

implementation of Upper Krishna Project Stage-

III. 8 sub-projects to be speeded up.

  • Administrative approval accorded for Rs.5768.04

crore for the revised detailed project estimate

of Singatalur Lift irrigation Scheme.

  • Modernization work of Shimsha Anicut right bank

canal.

  • Treatment of water flowing in Vrushabhavathi

Valley to fill up tanks in Byramangala,

Ramanagar District and there from tanks in

Bibadi and Kasaba Hobali of Ramanagara Taluk

as well as Harohalli Hobali in Kanakapura Taluk.

  • Development of Brindavan Gardens of K.R.S.

reservoir into world class gardens.

  • DPR to be prepared for construction of balancing

reservoir on the upstream of Mekedaatu across

Cauvery river – Rs. 25 crore.

  • Pilot project for testing feasibility of Drip

Irrigation system in sugar cane to be taken up

in Irrigation Command areas of the State.

  • Micro Irrigation to be adopted over 7 lakh Ha.

land in drought prone districts of Kalaburagi,

Raichur, Koppal, Vijayapura, Haveri, Bagalkote

and Gadag.

  • Strengthening of the Karnataka Engineering

Research Institute and WALMI.

  • Modernization of ‘Madhavamanthri Anekatte’

constructed in 1140 AD across Cauvery near

Talakad.

  • Establishment of a garden in the lower part of

‘Hemavathi Anekatte’ through PPP to promote

tourism.

  • Lift irrigation Scheme in Santhebennur and

Kasaba Hobli of Chennagiri Taluk – 267 crore.

Filling up of 77 tanks in Chennagiri, Mayakonda,

Honnalli and Shivamogga Rural Constituencies

with waters from Tungabhadra – Rs.50 crore.

 

Minor Irrigation:

 

  • Construction of pickups across rivers and

streams in Raichur, Bagalakote, Chithradurga,

Tumakuru and Ramanagara Districts – Rs.100

crore.

  • Continuation of the ‘Kere Abhivruddhi- Nadina

Shreyobhivruddhi’ programme for integrated

development of lakes.

  • Repair works of feeder canals/Raja Kaluve and

eviction of encroachment through Lake

Development Authority – Rs.100 crore.

  • Treatment of Sewage Water and filling up of

tanks:

  • Lift Irrigation Scheme for filling of tanks in Kolar,

Chikkaballapura, Bengaluru Rural Districts after

treating sewage water flowing in Koramangala-

Challagatta Valley.

  • Lift Irrigation Scheme near Muttasandra village

to fill 60 tanks of Anekal Taluk with treated

sewage water flowing to South Pinakini River.

 

Forest, Environment and Ecology:

 

  • “Talukigondu HasiruGrama” for development of

forest area, medicinal plant cultivation and

renewable renewable energy promotion in a

selected village in one selected Taluka in each

District- Rs.3 crore.

  • Implementation of school forestry programs to

create awareness :

  • · “Talukigondu HasiruShalavana’, – Rs.2.25 Crore.
  • “ChinnaraVanadarshana’ – 10,000 students

studying in Government High Schools – Rs. 5

Crore.

  • Setting up of Rehabilitation Unit for Relocation

and Rehabilitation of forest dwellers from Tiger

Reserve, Wildlife Sanctuaries and National

Parks.

  • Development of ‘Madivala Lake Biodiversity Park’

– Rs. 24.72 crore.

  • Rs.2 crore to EMPRI for implementation of State

Action Plan on Climate Change.

  • Rs.5.56 crore grant for Protection and development

of lakes in Metropolitan Areas.

 

Primary and Secondary Education:

 

  • Providing infrastructure facilities to Government

schools and colleges- Rs.110 crore.

  • Extension of Tele Education programme to 1000

additional schools and 1000 Pre-university

colleges.

  • Constitution of a Corporate Social Responsibility

(CSR) Committee for constructive implementation

of “Shalegagi Naavu Neevu” programme –

  • Provision of one pair of shoes and two pairs of

socks to 54.54 lakhs children studying from 1st

to 10th standards in Government schools –

Rs.120 crore.

  • Upgradation of DSERT, CTE and DIETs under the

Central Sponsored programme ‘Teachers’

Education’. Setting up of Service Centres –

launch of ‘Shaykshanika Adalat’.

  • “Green Power Schools” – ‘Solar Educational Kits’

to 100 Government Higher Primary Schools, 100

Govt. High Schools and 100 Pre University

Colleges.

  • Implementation of “SPARDA KALI” programme by

DSERT.

  • Upgradation of Government B.Ed college

Chikkaballapura.

  • Computerisation of the Department of Printing,

Stationery and Publications using SAP-ERP

technology for providing printing services online.

Government Press to take up the printing of

secure stationery for Excise Department.

  • One time special grant of Rs.5 crore for training

and camp infrastructure for Bharath Scouts

and Guides.

Higher Education:

  • ‘Saha bhagitva’, in Government Colleges,

Polytechnic and Universities –Rs. 10 Crore.

  • ‘Jnana Sangama’ Scheme to provide ICT

infrastructure facilities to higher Education

Institutions.

  • ‘Swavalambane’ Scheme – Promote

entrepreneurship, skill development and IPR

awareness among students- Rs.10 crore .

  • ‘Jnana prasara’ scheme to address faculty

shortage and to ensure uniform high quality

curriculum.

  • ‘Vijnana-Sujnana’ Scheme to encourage learning

and research in pure sciences – Rs. 10 crore.

  • ‘Hirime-Garime’ Scheme – Augmenting

infrastructure in the Government Higher

Education Institutions completing 50, 75 and 100

years – Rs. 10 crore.

  • Centenary celebration of Mysore University –

Rs.50 crore.

  • Launching of ‘Abhyasa’ Scheme for better

learning outcomes amongst weak students- Rs.

40 crore.

  • Establishment of Zonal offices of Karnataka

Examination Authority (KEA) at Kalaburgi and

Dharwad.

  • Establishment of ‘Rani Abbakka Chair’ in

Mangalore University -Rs. 1 crore.

  • Establishment of ‘Nehru Chintana Kendra’ in

Bangalore University-Rs.3 crore.

  • Establishment of study chair in University of

Mysore in the name of Late Dr. U.R.

Ananthamurthy – Rs 1 crore.

  • Provision for 15% additional seats in all the

courses of all the Universities in Karnataka, for

students of other universities.

  • Setting up of Centre for Overseas Education

under Karnataka State Higher Education Council.

  • Establishment of national level Fine Arts

Education campus of Karnataka Chitrakala

Parishat in Ganakal, Kengeri -Rs. 20 crore.

  • Rs.5 crore for setting up of Nalanda Buddhist

Study Centre at Himmavu, Nanjanagudu Taluk

Mysore District.

 

Health and Family Welfare:

 

  • Implementation of Health and Family Welfare ehospital

software.

  • Establishment of Intensive Care Units (ICUs)

with ventilators in all district hospitals and few

taluk hospitals.

  • Supply of Medicines to hospital based on

requirement.

  • Establishment of Communicable Diseases

Laboratories at Ballary, Hubballi, Bagalkot,

Mysuru and Mangaluru.

  • Real time data collection from all ultra sound

scanning centres and monitoring of all pregnant

women till delivery, to prevent female foeticide.

  • · Adoption of Digitization software in all highfrequency

X-ray machines in taluk and district hospitals, to facilitate tele-radiology.

  • Linking district and taluk hospitals with medical

colleges through Tele-medicine.

  • Popularization of Arogya Helpline-104 ‘Phone

Doctor’ programmes.

  • Establishment of Dental laboratories in all

district hospitals.

  • Establishment of Integrated AYUSH Hospitals at

Mangaluru and Gadag.

 

Medical Education:

 

  • 6 New Medical Colleges, at Kalaburgi, Gadag,

Koppal, Karwar, Chamarajanagar and Kodagu to

start functioning.

  • Cardiac treatment unit in Kalaburgi – Rs. 15

Crore.

  • Kidney transplant facility in the Nephrology

Institute in Bengaluru – Rs.2 Crore.

 

Women and Child Development:

 

  • Electronic Information Management (EMIS) for

managing activities of Anganwadi Centers – Rs.2

crore.

  • Enhancement of Honorarium for Anganawadi

workers and assistants by Rs.500/- and 250/-

per month respectively.

  • ‘Women’s fund’ for acid attack women victims –

Rs.5 crore. For treatment, immediate relief up

to Rs.2 lakh and Rs.1 lakh in case of death.

  • Installation of Solar lamps and fans in

Anganawadi Centers- Rs.5 crore.

  • · ‘Girl child Policy’ to be formulated.
  • A grant of Rs.68.22 crore to Karnataka State

Women’s Development Corporation for following

programmes:

  • Subsidy of Rs.20,000/- to 2500 Ex-devadasis for

income generating activities, in lieu of present

system of Rs.10,000 loan and Rs.10,000 subsidy.

  • Enhancement of monthly pension of ex-devadasis

to Rs.1000/-.

  • Housing facilities for 11,818 ex-devadasis.
  • Subsidy to 15,000 beneficiaries under ‘Udyogini

Scheme’.

  • Interest free loan limit for ‘Sthree Shakti Sangha’

to be enhanced to Rs.2.00 lakh – Rs.5 crore.

  • Rehabilitation scheme for Sex workers to be

renamed as ‘Chetana’. 1000 Beneficiaries will

be given direct subsidy of Rs.20,000 each.

  • Incentive of Rs.20,000 each for 1,000 Transgenders

for taking up income generation activities.

  • Rs.2 crore grant to Sri.Nidumamidi Mata,

Vijayapura for building and facilities of Mahila

Sadhanashrama.

  • Enhancement of honorarium to VRW and MRWs

from to Rs.2000 and Rs.5000 respectively.

  • 10 co-coordinators to be appointed with monthly

honorarium of Rs.13,000 under “Vikala Chethana

Grameena Punarvasathi Yojane”.

  • Extension of Daycare Centers for Senior Citizens

to the remaining 16 Districts.

  • Principal and Interest amount due upto

31.03.2014, in respect of 5200 differently abled

persons under “Adhara” to be waived off.

  • Satellite based education to cover 5th to 7th

standard students in 46 deaf schools -Rs. 3.63

crore.

  • Helpline centers for differently abled persons, in

all 30 districts – Rs.2.15 crore.

 

Social Welfare:

 

  • Construction of 1 lakh houses in rural area and

50,000 houses in urban areas for homeless BPL

SC/ST families.

  • Distribution of 50,000 sites to BPL SC/ST

families, who do not have any site.

  • Purchase of land for setting up of burial grounds

for SC/STs in rural areas.

  • Special Development programme for extremely

backward sub-castes under SC/ST.

  • Rs.50,000 financial incentive to SC/ST couple

marrying in mass marriages.

  • Enhancement of incentive for inter caste

marriage by SC/ST men Rs.2,00,000 and to

Rs.3,00,000 in respect of SC/ST women marrying

into other caste.

  • Enhancement of monthly food charges in all the

Residential Schools and Hostel for SC/ST

students.

  • Enhancement of monthly food charges from to

Rs.800 for aided private pre metric hostel

students to Rs.900 for post metric hostel

students.

  • Enhancement of pre metric scholarship to Rs.750

and Rs.850 for standard I to V boys and girls

respectively; to Rs.900, and Rs.1,100 for

standard VI to VII boys and girls respectively; to

Rs.1,000 and Rs.1,100 for standard VIII boys and

girls respectively.

  • Enhancement of incentive for SC/ST students

securing First class in first attempt to Rs.20,000

for II year P.U; to Rs.25,000 for final year

graduation; to Rs.30,000 for final year post

graduation; and, to Rs.35,000 for final year

Engineering and Medical students.

  • Establishment of computer training centre for

e-learning in Government Hostels having own

building.

  • Spoken English Course in pre metric hostels.

 

  • · Enhancement of term loan limit to SC/ST

entrepreneurs to Rs.5 crore and repayment

period to 8 years.

  • Setting up of Ladies and Gents Hostels in

Bengaluru, Hubbali, Kalburgi, Belagavi and

Mangaluru for trainees of Karnataka German

Technical Training Institute.

  • Setting up of Banjara Economic and Cultural

Centres in Bidar District and Bagalkot District.

  • Establishment of study centre for development of

Banjara language.

  • Coverage of soliga tribes under ‘Yashasvini

Health Insurance’ Scheme for sickle cell

anaemia.

  • Incentive for foreign studies by SC/ST students

– 50% to 100% of course fees based on parents

income.

  • Setting up of Bhovi Development Corporation –

Rs.25 crore.

  • Incentive for SC/ST students selected through

CET/COMED-K/ Deemed Universities for study

in recognized private Medical/Engineering/Dental

Colleges – 50% to 100% of fee, based on parents

income.

  • Setting up of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Memorial in

Dharwad – Rs.3 crore .

  • Setting up of study centre on identified native

tribes, in Tribal Research Institute, Mysuru.

  • Reimbursement of VAT for forest products sold

through LAMPS.

  • Supply of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar’s complete works to

all SC/ST Hostels.

  • Establishment of State Safayi Karmachari

Development Corporation.

  • · Construction of memorial for late Sri. B.Rachaiah,

late Sri.N.Rachaiah and late Sri.B.Basavalingappa-

Rs.3 crore.

 

Backward Classes Development:

  • Enhancement of monthly food charges for

students of private aided hostels, both premetric

and post metric.

  • Scholarship to 1000 fulltime PhD. students

belonging to Backward classes- Rs.5 crore.

  • Rs. 5 lakh grant to strengthen OBC cells in

Universities -Rs. 50 lakh.

  • Conversion of Guidance Cell of Backward Classes

Department in to “Reservation Inspection Unit”.

  • 2015 to be commemorated as Sri.D.Devaraja Urs

Centenary year.

  • Setting up of 100 post-metric girls hostels, with

capacity of 100 each.

  • ‘D.Devaraja Urs Pratibha Puraskar’ – Rs. 4 crore.
  • ‘D.Devaraja Urs Videshi Vyasanga Vetana’ –

Rs.10 crore.

  • Enhancement of monthly food charges of

backward classes hostels/residential schools by

Rs.100.

  • Construction of buildings for 331 post metric

backward classes hostels- Rs.80 crore.

  • Rs.35 crore for augmentation of infrastructure

in 2195 hostels.

  • Installation of CC Cameras in 815 backward

classes girls hostels – Rs. 3 crore.

  • Rs.50 crore for development of 46 nomadic/semi

nomadic communities.

  • Rs.73 crore for the Social and educational survey

by Karnataka State Backward Classes Commission.

  • ‘D.Devaraja Urs Self Employment Personal Loan’

scheme- upto Rs. 2 lakh loan with subsidy of

15%.

  • Loans upto Rs.2 lakhs @ 2% interest and 15%

subsidy to traditional artisans communities such

as madivala, kumbara, uppara, savitha, tigala,

moorthedara etc.,

  • Rs.10 crore to Karnataka Vishwakarma

Community Development Corporation.

  • Extension of “Vidyasiri” scheme to 75,000

students-Rs.112.5 crore .

  • Enhancement of unit cost under Ganga Kalyana

Scheme to Rs.2 lakh and coverage of 30

beneficiaries in each assembly constituency.

  • Rejuvenation of traditional arts (dolu and

nadaswaram) of Savitha Samaja.

  • Enhancement of creamy layer limit for backward

classes Rs.6 lakhs.

Minorities Welfare, Haj and Wakf:

 

  • ‘Vidyasiri’ scheme to be extended to students of

minorities communities.

  • Engineering and Medical students to get

Rs.10,000 each through DBT towards books and

study material allowance.

  • Chief Minister’s Minorities Programme to be

launched.

  • 30 Hostels/Residential Schools/Residential

Colleges to be started. Students strength to be

increased in existing hostels.

  • 4 Morarji Desai Residential Schools, 2 Morarji

Desai PU Colleges, 5 Post-metric Hostels and 2

Minorities Model Residential Schools to be

started.

  • Extension of ‘Arivu’ loan scheme to students

selected through COMED-K.

  • Incentive for foreign studies by minorities

students – fees upto maximum of Rs.10 to Rs.20

lakhs based on parents income.

  • Enhancement of food charges by Rs.100/- per

student in Pre-metric/Post-metric Hostels/Morarji

Desai Residential Schools/Colleges and Minority

Residential Schools.

  • e-Learning facility in 350 Urdu Schools and 65

Residential Schools/Colleges.

  • Computer training and training in spoken English

in Minority Hostels and Residential Schools.

  • Setting up of Task Force for eviction of

encroachment and protection of Wakf properties.

  • Grant of Rs.1 crore to Hajarat Hameed Shah

and Hajarat Mouhid Shah Qadri Wakf Board.

  • Grant of Rs.3.00 crore to Motinagar, Malbar

Muslim Association, Bengaluru Urban District for

construction of new building.

  • Rs. 2 Core for comprehensive development of

Hazrath Tipu Sultan Memorial, Ganjam,

Srirangapattana.

  • Grant of Rs.2 crore for restoration of Jain

Temples (Basadi) in the State.

  • One time grant for Shadimahal and Community

Halls remaining incomplete since 2001- Rs. 60

crore.

Housing:

  • Distribution of 20,000 sites to the site less poor

beneficiaries.

  • 4.8 lakh new houses to be sanctioned under

various schemes. 2.98 lakh houses to be

earmarked for SC/ST – Rs.3400 crore.

  • Formulation of comprehensive Slum Development

Policy.

  • Amendment to Karnataka Slum Areas

(Improvement and Clearance) Act 1973 for

collection of Slum Cess.

  • Karnataka Housing Board to focus on provision

of affordable houses instead of distribution of

sites. Simplification of housing related laws,

rules and procedures.

 

Labour, Employment and Training:

 

  • ‘Yuva Yuga’ to be launched in all districts for

skill development training for youth- Rs.10 crore

  • Implementation of Multi trade in selected ITIs –

Rs.3.5 crore.

  • Introduction of additional vocations (trades) in

Government ITIs – 12.5 crore.

  • Installation of CCTVs in 22 Women’s Industrial

Training Institutes – Rs.50 lakhs.

  • New Labour Policy to be implemented.
  • Smart Cards with unique numbers to be issued

to labourers from unorganised sector through a

single window system – Rs.10 crore.

  • Establishment of ‘Boiler Material Testing and

Training Centre’.

Kannada and Culture:

  • Setting up of ‘AadiKavi Pampa Study Chair’ –

Rs. 1 crore.

  • Setting up of a Museum in honour of freedom

fighters in Haveri -Rs.2.50 crore.

  • Constitution of committee for development and

maintenance of ‘Kanaja’ – first online Kannada

Encyclopedia – Rs.2 crore.

  • Grants of Rs.1 crore eachBudget
  • Construction of ‘KadalaTheerada Bhargava

Dr.Shivarama Karantha Memorial’.

  • To develop the residence of ‘Field Martial

Cariappa’ in Madikeri into a museum.

  • To renovate the residence of ‘Dr. Manjeshwara

Govinda Pai’, the first Rashtra Kavi of Kannada.

  • To develop the birth place/residences of

G.S.Shivarudrappa, Masthi Venkatesha Aiyangar,

Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre on the lines of

‘Kavishaila’.

  • Rs.2 crore – Corpus fund for setting up of

‘Konkani Study Chair’.

  • Rs. 1 crore to Kannada University, Hampi for

setting up Jaina Inscriptions Study Chair at

Shravanabelagola.

  • An additional grant of Rs.1 crore for setting up

of Kannada Virtual Classes and Kannada

Learning Centres in different areas of Bengaluru.

  • Rs.4 crore to be allocated for following purposes:
  • Rejuvenation of Amateur theatre groups.
  • Organizing women troupes of performing folk

arts.

  • Screening of plays on violence on women.
  • Encouragement to production and screening of

plays on children’s issues.

  • Encouragement to percussion instruments artists

through State level Conferences and Workshops.

  • Special grant of Rs.4 crore to Rangayanas.
  • Grant of Rs.1.2 crore to Kannada Classical

Language Study and Research Centre being set

up at Bengaluru.

  • Establishment of ‘Chalukya Development Authority’

in Badami – Initial grant of Rs. 1 crore.

  • Conservation of 772 protected monuments in

phased manner by providing security, conducting

survey through GIS and 3D mapping and

preparing inventory of unprotected monuments –

Rs.5 crore.

  • Comprehensive development of 20 heritage places

of the State -Rs. 20 Crore.

  • Protection and comprehensive development of

Malakhed Fort – Rs.5 crore.

  • Preparation of dossier and report on 3 monuments

of State provisionally listed under World

Heritage list – Rs.3 crore.

  • Conservation of memorials of Devaradasimayya

and lakes in Surapura Taluk (Yadagiri District)

– Rs.2 crore.

  • Comprehensive development of last resting place

of Kitturu Rani Chennamma at Bailahongala –

Rs.1 crore.

  • Conservation and development of Shri Haralaiah’s

Gaddige -Rs. 50 lakh.

  • Rs.10 crore for celebration of 2015-16 as

‘Kannada varsha’ (Kannada year) to commemorate

completion of 100 years by Kannada Sahithya

Parishat.

  • Establishment of study centre in memory of

famous artist Sri P.R.Thippeswamy in Mysuru

University – Rs.1 crore.

  • Rs.10 crore as Government contribution towards

establishment of 325 feet tall bronze statue of

Vishwaguru Basavanna, in Sri Murugamata

premises, Chitradurga.

  • Enhancement of developmental grants under

Border Area Developmental Authority to Rs.20

crore.

Sports and Youth Services:

  • Launching of ‘Yuva Kreeda Mitra’ scheme to

provide incentive of Rs.25,000 annually for one

Youth Sports Association in each hobli.

  • Grant of Rs.10 lakhs each to 50 Garadi Manes

for promoting “Kusti”- Rs. 2.5 crore .

  • Adventure sports training camps to be organised

across the State, through General Thimmaiah

National Adventure academy.

  • ‘Yuva Chetana’ – incentive upto Rs.1 lakh for one

selected Organization/Association per taluka.

  • ‘Yuva Spandana’ to be extended to whole State

and setting up of Sports Psychology Division in

NIMHANS – Rs. 1 crore.

  • Fellowship at the rate of 1 per taluka, for

facilitation of youth participation in effective

implementation of Youth Empowerment

Programmes of the Government.

  • Counseling services and life skill trainings to

college students by NSS in association with

NIMHANS- Rs.1 crore additional grant.

 

Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs:

 

  • Implementation of Unit wise distribution of food

grains to BPL Cards.

  • 5 kg food grains per member in each AAY/BPL

ration card given free of cost.1 ltr of Palm oil

at Rs. 25 & 1 Kg of Iodized salt at Rs.2.

  • Food grains @ 5 kg per APL card with one

member @ 10 kg per APL card with more than

one member, at Rs.15 per kg. rice and Rs.10 per

kg wheat.

  • Applications for new ration cards to be received

from 1st May.

  • Legal amendment to be made for compulsory

mention of purity along with the weight of gold

and other precious stones.

  • ‘e-Mapan’ – computerization of Legal Metrology

Department to issue verification certificates and

licences on-line.

Rural Development and Panchayat Raj:

  • Rural Sanitation Programme –Rs. 500 crore.
  • Under ‘Grameena Gowrava’ scheme, toilets-cumbathrooms to be constructed.
  • Individual toilets to each household in rural

areas.

  • Launching of ‘garbage free’ village programme.
  • Setting up of 4,000 Water Purifying Plants to the

State -Rs. 200 crore.

  • Setting up of ‘Water Quality Testing Labs’ in

66 taluks.

  • Drinking water supply for selected areas of

Ballary, Chitradurga and Tumakuru district.

  • Multi village Drinking Water scheme in Gadaga,

Chamarajanagara, Kudligi- Challakere-

Molakalmuru-Pavagada.

  • Completion of 90 multi-village drinking water

schemes.

  • Planting and maintenance of 3000 km Avenue

Trees under ‘Salu Marada Thimmakkana Neralu’.

  • Establishment of new Horticulture Farms over

5000 hectares under MNREGS.

  • Setting up of e-Governance Cell in RDPR

Department.

  • Continuation of 15 – Point Rural Development

Programme. Addition of new 6 points.

  • Enhancement of number of beneficiaries under

Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Chaitanya Scheme, from

40 to 50 per panchayat.

  • Portal for marketing facility to products of Joint

Liability Groups and women SHGs under Rajiv

Gandhi Chaitanya Scheme.

  • Continuation of ‘Namma hola namma dari’

scheme.

  • Cabinet sub-committee to examine

recommendation of Sri.K.R.Ramesh Kumar

Committee. Appropriate action for necessary

amendments to Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act.

  • Formation of 439 new Grampanchayaths based

on the recommendation of Sri. Nanjaihanamatha

committee.

  • To commence the functioning of Rural Development

University at Gadag.

  • Implementation of programme on the lines of

‘Kudumbasri’ of Kerala, in 600 Gram Panchayaths.

  • 3,855 km roads to be constructed under phase-

III of ‘Namma Grama Namma Raste Yojane’ –Total

amount for phase 2 and 3=Rs.1,335.5 crore .

 

Planning and Area Development:

 

  • Malnad Area Development Board, Bayaluseeme

Development Board and the Karavali Development

Authority to be allocated Rs.40 crore, Rs.35

crore and Rs. 10 crore respectively.

  • Rs.600 crore for Karnataka Legislators Local Area

Development Scheme.

  • Rs.2300 crore for Special Development Plan to

redress regional imbalances.

  • Changes to be made in the norms and modalities

of implementation of schemes based on

recommendations from Karnataka Evaluation

Authority.

  • Rs.1000 crore to Hyderabad-Karnataka Region

Development Board.

Urban Development:

Directorate of Municipal Administration:-

  • Implementation of ‘Swaach Bharath Mission’ in

219 city/towns including BBMP- Rs.80 crore.

  • Additional action plan of Rs.100 crore each for

upgradation of infrastructure in Hubballi-Dharwad

and Belagavi City Corporations and Rs.50 crore

to Kalaburagi.

  • Implementation of Nagarothana’ CMSMTDP

Phase-3 in 211 Urban Local Bodies in next three

years.

  • Development works in Badami under ‘Heritage

Development and upgradation scheme of

Government of India, over next four years.

  • Provision of permanent shelters for the urban

homeless in Ballary, Mangaluru, Hubballi-

Dharawada, Shivamogga, Bagalakote, Haveri,

Mandya, Hospete and Chikkaballapura.

  • ‘Gruha Bhagya’ Housing Scheme for Poura

Karmikas to be continued – Rs. 50 crore .

 

Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike

 

  • Rs.1,000 crore under Chief Minister’s

Nagarothana Project and Rs. 391.06 crore from

State and Central Finance Commission Grants.

  • Following activities along with others to be taken

up at an outlay of Rs. 1500 crore

  • Widening of Ballari Road and Jayamahal Road.
  • Widening of Sarjapura Road.
  • Widening of Bannerghatta Road.
  • Widening of Dr.Ambedkar (Tannery) Road.
  • Widening of Dinnur Road.
  • Widening of Varthur Road.
  • Widening and development of Subratho Mukharji

Road and construction of under bridge.

  • Comprehensive development of selected important

junctions and construction of grade separators

in selected places under BBMP area.

  • Development of important roads in the Tender

Sure Model .

  • Development of backward areas in 7 City

Municipal Corporations (CMCs) and 1 Municipality

merged in Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara

Palike .

  • Construction of over bridge/under bridge projects

in partnership with South-West Railway

Department.

  • Operationalization of 6 solid waste management

units to process 2,800 tonnes of solid waste per

day –Rs.270 crore outlay.

 

Bangalore Development Authority:-

 

  • Construction and allotment of 5,000 flats.
  • Formation and allotment of 5,000 additional

sites in Nadaprabhu Kempe Gowda Layout.

  • Initiation of development of 19 lakes.
  • Construction of skywalk in 25 places under PPP

model.

  • Construction of underpass and flyover at Hebbal

junction of outer ring road – Rs.80 crore.

  • Construction of flyover at Doddanekkundi junction

of Outer Ring Road – Rs.44 crore.

 

Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited

 

  • Completion of all works under Phase – I and

opening of Magadi Road and Nayandanahalli

lines.

  • Commencement of II Phase of Metro and

completion of all Tender process works of Phase

–II by December 2015.

 

BWSSB

 

  • Water pipeline from NBR to Bengaluru.
  • Replacement of sewer trunk over 50 kms.
  • Construction of 7 new sewage treatment plants

with a capacity of 150 MLD at Hebbal, K.R Puram,

K & C Valley, Doddabele and Bangalore

University areas.

  • Procurement of 50 solid waste removal machines

– Rs.10 crore.

  • Integration of GIS mapping with the water supply

connections. Merging of RR numbers of water

supply customers with PID numbers.

  • A total allocation of Rs.4770 crore is provided for

Bengaluru Development, including budget and

resources of BBMP, BWSSB and BMRCL.

 

Karnataka Urban Water Supply & Drainage

Board

 

  • 10 Drinking Water Supply Projects and 10 Under

Ground Drainage projects to be completed at a

cost of Rs.658.08 crore.

  • UIDSSMT – Projects taken up to will be

completed.

  • Chief Minister’s ‘Nagara Neeru Bhagya’

programme to be launched to provide 24 X 7

water supply in 13 district head quarters and

1 town.

Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development

and Finance Corporation

 

  • To take up 24 X 7 water supply scheme in

20 towns. 6 projects under progress.

  • Completion of state-of-the-art Waste processing

units in Hubballi-Dharwad, Kalburagi, Davanagere

City and 17 towns of North Karnataka, in next

3 years.

  • Under JNNURM, projects taken up will be

completed

  • Underground Drainage works in Davanagere and

Harihara towns at a cost of Rs.173 crore.

 

Revenue:

 

  • IT initiatives to be implemented:
  • To develop new software to handle the process

of conversion of lands. Facility of providing order

copies through ‘bhoomi’ and nadakacheri kiosk

centres.

  • Implementation of special software to deal with

revenue appeal cases. Mutation process will be

online.

  • Facility for online verification of certificates

issued from Atal Janasnehi Kendra. SMS based

communication of certificate numbers to citizens.

  • Introduction of ‘paperless office system’ in 15 DC

offices, 26 AC offices and 25 Thahasildar Offices.

  • Implementation of a software based automated

mechanism to receive and provide domicile and

eligibility certificates under 371(J) of the

Constitution.

  • ‘Bhoomi’ services to be extended to Nada kacheris

to facilitate khata transfer, pouti khata,

recording of encumbrance, lease settlement and

other ‘bhoomi’ services.

  • ‘Podi Andolana’ to be held on the lines of Pension

and Revenue Adalat, in one village in each taluk

every month, to distribute pahani and maps after

completing the measurement and podi works.

  • Action to convert Lambani Thandas into revenue

villages at the earliest.

  • Provision for National Cyclone Mitigation Project

in the coastal districts of Udupi, Dakshina

Kannada and Uttara Kannada- Rs.120.60 crore

  • Financial assistance to the BPL families on the

death of family member under “Anthya Samskara

Sahaya Nidhi” Scheme enhance to Rs.5000.

  • Construction of Bengaluru Rural District

Administration Complex near Beerasandra Village,

on Doddaballapura –Devanahalli highway.

  • Formation of trust for comprehensive development

of the birth place of Saint Sevalal in

Sooragondanakoppa village in Honnali Taluk.

  • Establishment of ‘Basava International Centre’ in

Koodalasangama of Bagalkot District.

  • Construction of Sri Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar

‘Amruth Bhavan’ in Mandya to commemorate

75 years of formation of Mandya district.

  • Enhancement of ‘Tastheek’ amount from Rs.24,000

to Rs.36,000 per annum.

  • Implementation of ‘Bruhath Devalaya

Poornabhivruddhi Yojane’ for the overall

development of big temples

  • “Swaccha Mandira Abhiyana”- to enhance the

cleanliness of the temples with public participation.

  • Conversion of Kranthiveera Sangoli Rayanna

Foundation to Kranthiveera Sangoli Rayanna

Authority- Rs.10 crore.

 

Energy:

 

  • Following initiatives are proposed to enhance the

power generation capacity.

  • Additional power generation capacity to be

increased to 3361 MW.

  • Establishment of 350 MW capacity gas based

power generating station at Yelahanka.

  • Development of 1000 MW solar park in

association with GOI.

  • Establishment of 75 new substations for

strengthening of transmission network.

  • Providing infrastructure to 50,000 regularized

irrigation pump sets.

  • ‘Nagara Jyothi’ scheme – Replacement of MV/

SV lamps with LED lamps at all town

municipalities.

  • Establishment of the ‘automated energy meter

testing lab’ in HESCOM, GESCOM, MESCOM and

CESCOM.

  • Establishment of centralized computerized

grievance redressal division in HESCOM, GESCOM,

MESCOM and CESCOM.

  • Rs. 7498 crore subsidy for free power supply

to ‘Kuteera Jyoti’ and agriculture pumpsets.

 

Public Works:

 

  • State highways to be developed under SHDPIII

over a period of three years.

  • Project to construct bridges to connect important

roads of the State – Rs.1000 crore.

  • 76 km of Jat-Jamboti Road (SH-31) to be

developed– Rs.302.96 crore.

  • Collection of user fees for the comprehensive

maintenance of roads developed through KRDCL

and KSHIP under PPP.

  • Comprehensive development of Karwar(II Phase),

Belekeri, Mavinkuruve and Tadadi Ports under

PPP.

Infrastructure Development:

  • Airports:
  • Development of alternative roads to Kempegowda

International Airport.

  • Consideration of proposal to handover the works

of Gulbarga Airport Development to Airport

Authority of India (AAI).

  • Development of Airports at Hubballi and Belgaum

by Airports Authority of India in progress.

 

Railway:

 

  • Completion of doubling of Ramnagara-Mysuru

track.

  • Construction Bidar-Gulbarga, Bengaluru-Hassan

new track.

  • Commencement of Land Acquisition for Munirabad-

Mehaboob Nagar, Tumkuru-Rayadurga, Kuduchi-

Bagalkot, and Chikkamagalur-Sakaleshpur

Railway lines.

  • Construction of Gadag-Wadi and Hejjala-

Chamarajanagar new Railway Line.

  • Transfer of land to Railway Secretariat, for

setting up of Rail Coach Factory at Yadgiri.

  • Development of Karnataka Strategic Infrastructure

Plan (KSIP) to guide investment in infrastructure

development sector for coming 15 years.

  • Continued financial assistance to ongoing railway

projects.

 

Commerce and Industries:

 

  • Formation of ‘Vision Group’ for industrial

development.

  • Development of Bengaluru-Mumbai Economic

Corridor (BMEC) on 10,000 acres over next five

years.

  • Development of National Investment &

Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) at

Vasanthanarasapura, Tumakuru District.

  • Development of Industrial Areas over 1,500 acres

at Chamarajnagar and 3,200 acres at Yadgiri.

  • Upgradation of existing industrial areas/ estates

developed by KIADB/ KSSIDC /Co-operative

Societies & development of infrastructure facilities

in New Industrial Areas / Estates -Rs.100 crore.

  • Setting up of Aerospace Common Finishing

Facility (ACFF) in Bangalore Aerospace Park-

Rs.93 crore.

  • Setting up of MSMEs and Major industries to

generate employment opportunity to 2 lakh

persons.

  • As per New Industrial Policy:
  • Reservation of 20% of land in industrial areas

of KIADB for MSME units, 5% to women

entrepreneurs, 22.5% to SC/ST entrepreneurs

and 5% to Minorities and Backward Classes

entrepreneurs.

  • Setting up of Women Entrepreneurs Guidance

Cell.

  • Subsidy of Rs.15 to 35 Lakhs to SC/ST

entrepreneurs, in addition to investment subsidy.

  • ‘Chief Minister’s Self Employment Programme’ –

training and support services to 2000 rural men/

women, and providing 25% to 35% margin money.

  • Establishment of an Aerospace Technology

Centre (ATC) in Bengaluru on PPP Model.

  • ‘Tengu Naarina Bhagya’ – Establishment of ‘Coir

Technology Parks’ at Mysuru, Mangalore,

Chikkamagaluru and Chitradurga. Organization

of International Coir Expo in Bengaluru.

  • 5% interest subsidy for conversion of Crusher

units into M-Sand (Manufactured Sand) units –

Rs. 5 crore.

  • Setting up of units under PPP for recycling of

building debris to manufacture sand, brick and

other building materials in BBMP and Hubballi-

Dharward City Municipal Corporation limits –

Rs. 5 crore.

  • Implementation of a new online permit system

for sand – Rs. 6 crore.

  • To provide infrastructure facilities such as CCTV,

Weigh-bridge etc., at 30 border check posts to

regulate interstate mineral movement – Rs.7.5

crore.

  • Estimation of iron ore in 35 mining lease areas,

through Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd.,

(MECL) – Rs.20 crore .

  • Setting up of Karnataka Mining Environmental

Restoration Corporation for the rejuvenation of

mining affected areas in Bellary, Chitradurga

and Tumakuru – Rs.200 crore.

  • Setting up of Hi-tech Textile Training Center in

Yadgiri – Rs.10 crore,

  • Establishment of Yarn Depot in Karnataka

Handloom Development Corporation.

  • Encouragement for production and marketing of

Chintamani, Kollegala, Molakalmuru, Ilkal and

Udupi Sarees, Guledagudda khana – Rs. 2 Crore.

  • Establishment of Mega Textile Parks in

Chamarajanagar, Shira (Tumakuru) and Kudutini

(Ballary).

  • Conversion of Rs.76.71 crore loan of 9

Co-operative Spinning Mills, into equity and

waiver off Rs.113.55 crore interest.

  • Assistance of 50% subsidy, upto maximum of Rs.2

crore per unit for setting up of 5 State of Art

Garment Manufacturing Units

  • Construction of House cum Workshed for 3,000

women weavers – Rs. 60 crore.

  • Development of roads in Sugar Factory areas in

the State – Rs.20 crore.

  • Special package of Revival of Mysuru Sugar

Factory – Rs.120 crore.

 

Information Technology, Bio-technology and

Science and Technology

  • Implementation of Startup Policy. Setting up of

‘Start-up Fund’ and ‘Hack cellerator’.

  • Establishment of IT Park in Bagalkot.
  • Commencement of Indian Institute of Information

Technology Hubli-Dharwad – Rs. 12.10 crore as

State’s Contribution.

  • Formulation of new Bio-Technology Policy including

Bio-venture fund.

  • Establishment of Sub-regional Science Centres at

Vijayapura, Davanagere, Tumakuru, Udupi,

Chittapura, Chikodi and Chikkamagaluru -Rs. 4

crore.

  • Grant of Rs.5 crore to set up mobile

Planetarium in each revenue division. Mini

Planetarium at Bagalkote.

  • Establishment of a study centre in the name of

Bhaskaracharya in Vijayapura Women’s University

– Rs. 1 crore.

  • Expansion of free Public wi-fi across Bengaluru

City and all district headquarters in phased

manner.

  • Implementation of ‘Karnataka- GIS’ (K-GIS).

Development of GIS based Decision Support

Model -Rs. 150 crore .

  • Setting up of a Helpline for public grievance

redressal at Bagalkote.

E-Governance

  • Setting up of Security Operational Centre in

State Data Centre.

  • Implementation of Kannada Software/Kannada

Computing Project to encourage Unicode adoption

– Rs.2 crore.

  • Setting up of Big Data Platform.

Tourism

  • Implementation of recommendations made by

Karnataka Tourism Vision Group – Rs.50 crore.

  • Organization of Pacific Asia Travel Association

(PATA) fair in Bangalore – Rs.5 crore.

  • Establishment of 20 tourism trekking tracks (ECO

Trials) in Western Ghats.

  • Major tourism schemes under joint collaboration

and PPP mode:-

  • All-round Development at Belur, Pattadakallu,

Humpi and Mysuru and Cruise and Marine

Tourism in coastal areas.

  • Cable car scheme in Nandi Hill, Chamundi Hill,

Madhugiri Monolithic Hill and Kemmanugundi

Hill Resort.

  • Re-cycling of water in Jog falls.
  • Floating Restaurant in Ulsoor lake and Caravan

Tourism in Ooty, Vijayapura (Mayura Adilshahi)

and Jog falls.

  • Scheme for providing air charter services to

domestic and foreign tourists and improvement

of Highway facilities by KSTDC.

  • Development of Vijayapura and Mysuru Cities as

model tourism spots – Rs.10 crore for each city.

  • Organization of comprehensive tourism guidance

training programmes for tourists guides.

  • Organization of Karnataka Festival in important

cities of other States.

  • Establishment of a multimedia gallery on river

Cauvery in Mysuru – Rs.3.5 crore.

  • Establishment of Hotel Management Institutes at

Karwar and Humpi.

General Administration

  • Enhancement of women reservation in Government

recruitments from 30% to 33%.

  • Reclassification of the Cities and Town areas on

the basis of 2011 Census for HRA determination.

Information

  • ‘Gana Yana’ programme in all districts to promote

melody of Kannada film music.

  • State wide exhibition programme to commemorate

125th birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharalal

Nehru.

  • To create awareness of developmental

programmes, ‘Pragati – mahiti’, a campaign

combining modern technology and folk artists.

  • Establishment of Film City near Himmavu village

in Mysuru district.

 

Home

 

  • Establishment of ‘Central Command Centre’ in

Bengaluru and purchase of modern arms – Rs.50

crore.

  • Providing annual medical checkup to Police

personnel @ Rs.1000 per person – Rs.9 crore.

50 outpatients Police Health Centres.

  • Opening of 30 new Police Stations including

10 Women Police Stations.

  • Establishment of 6 special units of 15 personnel

each, headed by Superintendent of Police, for

investigation of crimes against women.

  • Reconstitution of State FSL unit.
  • Continuation of Bengaluru City B- TRAC scheme

for the next 3 years.

  • Bel-Trac and H-Trac at Belgaum City, and Hubli-

Dharwad City respectively @25 crore per city

over 5 years.

  • Purchase of 300 patrolling vehicles over next

3 years under ‘Highway Security Scheme’.

  • Installation of Surveillance cameras for public

safety and security in Bengaluru – Rs.8 crore.

  • New jail in the outskirts of Bengaluru.
  • Open jail in Kaduru at a cost of Rs.5 crore.

Towards this allocation of Rs.2 crore during 2015-

16 for infrastructure.

  • CCTVs system in 20 district prisons, solar

lighting system in 10 district prisons and

telemedicine system in 5 central prisons.

  • Establishment of Home Guards and Civil Defence

Training Centre in Vijayapura – Rs.70 lakhs.

  • Reimbursement of Sales Tax for purchases upto

Rs.3000 per month in Police Canteens.

  • Creation of 3 Units of Anti-Naxal Force at borders

of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu.

 

Transport

 

  • Establishment of automated driving test track in

Raichur, Chikkodi, Kolar and Udupi.

  • Establishment of centralized uniform cloud based

web application system for online disposal of

applications.

 

Law and Courts

 

  • Rs.8.84 crore to Karnataka State Law University

for infrastructure and recruitment of teaching

and non-teaching staff.

  • Training to young lawyers at division level – Rs.60

Lakhs.

  • Establishment of e-libraries at district Bar

Associations – Rs.2 crore.

  • Enhancement of monthly stipend/scholarship

from Rs.1,000 to Rs.2,000 to Law Graduates

selected for Training in practice of law by Law,

Backward Classes, and Minorities Departments.

 

TAX PROPOSALS

 

Goods and Services Tax:

 

  • Necessary steps to prepare Trade and Industry

and department for smooth transition to Goods

and Services Tax (GST) System.

Commercial Taxes:

  • Revenue collection target fixed at Rs.46,250

crores for 2015-16.

Value Added Tax:

  • Successful implementation of online uploading

of purchase and sales details.

Reliefs:

  • Increase in registration limit from Rs.7.5 lakhs

of annual turnover to Rs.10 lakhs.

  • Tax exemption on paddy, rice, wheat, pulses and

products of rice and wheat continued for one

more year.

  • Tax exemption on Footwear costing upto Rs.500

per pair, certain solar PV panaels and Solar

invertors, Handmade products like Floor Mats,

Table Mats and Runners, Utility Bags made of

Banana Fibre excluding Rubberized Banana Fibre

products.

  • Tax reduction from 14.5% to 5.5% on Wick stoves,

Mobile phone charger, M-sand, M-sand

manufacturing machinery/ equipment,

Industrial cables namely XLPE Cables, Jelly

Filled Cable, Optical Fibre Cable and PVC Cable,

Pre-Sensitized Lithographic Plates used in

printing industry, Packing materials like Pallets,

Box Pallets and other Load Boards, pallet collars,

Additional Resource Mobilization Measures:

  • VAT on Cigarettes, Cigars, Gutkha and other

manufactured tobacco hiked from 17% to 20%.

  • Sales tax rate increased by 1% on Petrol and

Diesel.

Rationalization Measure

  • Provision for single First appeal against

re-assessment for several tax periods of one

financial year.

  • Enhancement of period for disposal of appeal by

KAT from 180 days to 365 days from the date of

stay order.

  • Provision to claim input tax credit of previous tax

periods in the returns, filed during subsequent

tax periods by amending sub section 3 of section

10 of KVAT Act, 2003.

  • Provision to limit input tax credit to the extent of

output tax paid on a particular commodity by

amending section 11 of KVAT Act, 2003.

  • Provision to deduct tax at source, at applicable

rate, on goods purchased by Government

department or Local Authority or Local body or

others.

  • Granting permission for Special Accounting

Scheme is to be brought under ‘Sakala.’

  • Enabling dealers to file an appeal electronically

before the first Appellate Authority and to receive

orders electronically.

  • Enabling the dealers to upload the details of CST

statutory forms which will be linked to the

turnover declared by the dealers in their

returns.

Profession Tax Act:

Relief:

  • Profession Tax exemption to senior citizens who

have attained age of 60 years and above.

  • Professional tax exemption to persons drawing

salary/wages less than Rs.15,000/- in a month.

Agricultural Income Tax:

Relief:

  • Replanting allowances hiked from Rs.900/- to

Rs.2050/- per Metric Tonne Coffee produced.

EXCISE

  • Revenue collection target of Rs.15,200 crores

fixed for the year 2015-16.

Additional Resource Mobilization Measures:

  • Rate of Additional Excise Duty increased by

6% to 20% across all the 17 slabs.

  • Relief: New Karasamadhana Scheme providing

relief on interest dues for those who pay the

principal amount in respect of Arrack/Toddy

rentals.

STAMPS AND REGISTRATION

Reforms/Reliefs

  • The Sulabha Nondani Software will facilitate

online time slot booking for registration of

documents in any of the sub-registrar’ offices in

the district.

  • Kaveri Software and Bank Software will be

integrated to facilitate farmers

  • Making the Banks, Financial Institutions etc.,

liable for payment or collection of proper stamp

duty payable on optionally registerable documents

  • Additional resource mobilization of Stamp Duty

have been rationalized through which Rs.125

crores of Revenue is anticipated.·

  • Providing for composition/consolidation of duties

in respect of certain instruments

  • Levying stamp duty on Chit Agreements and the

Limited Liability Partnership instruments.·

Rationalizing/ revising rates of stamp duty

  • Levying of one percent advalorem registration fee

on agreement for sale without the possession of

the property being delivered subject to a

maximum of Rupees Two Hundred.· Levying of

one percent advalorem registration fee on the

market value of the property or the consideration

whichever is higher, in respect of agreement for

sale, wherein the possession of the property is

delivered or is agreed to be delivered and one

percent advalorem registration fee in respect of

document of sale executed in pursuance of such

agreement for sale, subject to a maximum of

Rs.500/-· Optionally registrable documents affecting

immovable property will be required to be

compulsorily filed online under section 89 of

Registration Act, 1908.·

The Revenue collection target for 2015-16 is fixed

at Rs.8,200 crore.

TRANSPORT

  • Revenue collection target is fixed at Rs.4,800

crores for 2015-16.

 

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