Karnataka Current Affairs – KAS/KPSC Exams- 15th Feb 2019

Karnataka budget 2019-20: Highlights

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AGRICULTURE

  • Rs 20 crore special package to Ramanagara and Dharwad district to install mango processing unit
  • Karavali package gets Rs 5 crore. The farmers will get Rs 7,500 per hectare to grow paddy
  • Kolar, which is one of the largest tomato market in the country, to get tomato processing unit
  • Rs 368 crore allocated for minor irrigation
  • Rs 100 crore allocated to drought hit/underground water depleted
  • Support price of Rs 10,000 and Rs 7,000 per hectare to farmers who grow millet and paddy, respectively Recommended by Colombia

ROADS & BRIDGES

  • Development of 7,940 km length of roads at a cost of 10,000 crore under SHDP.
  • Work of improvement and up-gradation of roads and bridges at a total cost of Rs 5,690 crore.
  • Completion of 1,317 small bridges in Malnad and coastal districts
  • Construction of Peripheral Ring Road with an estimated cost of Rs 17,200 crore and Rs 1,000 crore in the year 2019-20
  • Development of 7,940 km length of roads at a cost of 10,000 crores under SHDP.
  • Work of improvement and up-gradation of roads and bridges at a total cost of Rs 5,690 crore.
  • Completion of 1,317 small bridges in Malnad and coastal districts
  • Construction of Peripheral Ring Road with an estimated cost of Rs 17,200 crore and Rs 1,000 crore in the year 2019-20

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • Metro line from Central Silk Board junction to the Outer Ring Road-Airport via K R Puram via Hebbal at a cost of Rs 16,579 crore
  • Construction of pedestrian flyover in Yeshwanthapur and metro rail stations
  • Commuter’s card for metro and BMTC, converting 3 coach into 6 coaches of 50 trains, charging facility to two wheeler e-vehicles in 10 metro stations, small capacity buses from BMTC in 10 selected Metro stations to provide last mile connectivity
  • Sub-urban rail services in Bengaluru at a total estimated cost of Rs 23,093 crore; a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), Bengaluru Rail Infrastructure Development Entity (B-RIDE) under State and Central Government partnership
  • Rs 50 crore for implementation of a comprehensive mobility scheme; priority for public transport and stabilization.
  • Grant to increase the number of buses in BMTC

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • New technological university to come up in Hassan
  • Establishment of well-equipped language skill training centres in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Belagavi and Kalaburgi divisions in the name of Alur Venkatarao at a cost of Rs 2 crore to improve language teaching methodology
  • Expenditure of Rs 638 crore under Ksheera Bhagya scheme for school going children and Rs 405 crore for Anganawadi children

REVENUE

  • Creation of new taluks in Harohalli of Ramanagar district, Chelur in Chikkaballapur district, Terdal in Bagalakot district and Kalasa in Chikkamagalur district
  • Re-survey work with the help of Drones in the districts of Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Dakshina Kannada, Mysuru, Gadag, Davanagere and Kodagu
  • Rs 60 crore grant in the year 2019-20 for various mutts and religious institutes
  • A grant of Rs 5 crore for the comprehensive development of historical Melukote by constituting the Melukote Development Authority
  • Increased subsidy for pilgrimage to Manasa Sarovara to Rs 30,000/-
  • A grant of Rs 2 crore for constitution of Kodagu Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Development Authority
  • Survey work of lands belonging to Endowment Department.

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

  • Action of operationalisation of Bidar airport. Rs 32 crore grant for construction of new terminal building in the year 2019-20
  • Hassan to get new airport
  • Development of Chikkamagalur and Shivamogga airstrips under PPP model
  • A grant of Rs.70 crores for land acquisition and construction of road flyovers/under bridges in the year 2019-20
  • A grant of Rs.110 crores in year 2019-20 to continue the scheme of “Compete with China”.

KANNADA & CULTURE

  • A special grant of Rs.25 crores to establish a world class Cultural and Heritage Centre at Veerapura village, the birth place of Sri Sri Sri Shivakumar Swamiji.
  • A special grant of Rs.25 crores for developing Bananduru village, the birth place of Sri Sri Sri Balagangadhara Swamiji,
  • 5 crore grant to Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Development Authority.
  • For the overall development of Kodava community, a grant of Rs.10 crore is provided

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AND SPORTS

  • Establishment of new sports hostels at Yadagiri, Ballari, Chikkaballapura, Bidar and Madikeri at a cost of Rs.12.5 crore.
  • Establishment of separate sports hostels for girls at Raichur, Haveri, Mangaluru, Chikkamagaluru, Mandya, Chamarajanagar, Kalaburagi, Kolar, Hassan and Dharwad districts Rs.15 crores is provided.
  • Upgradation of the facilities at district stadia at Mandya, Bidar, Tumakuru and Hassan at a cost of Rs.4 crore
  • Development of the Kodava Community Hockey stadium at Balugoda in Virajpet at a cost of Rs.5 crores.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND PANCHAYAT RAJ

  • Declaring 2019 as “Jalavarsha”. 20,000 water preservation works will be taken up under the Jalamrutha Scheme           of         Natural            Resources
  • Management Works at a cost of Rs.500 crores.
  • Commencement of works under the first phase of Jaladhare Scheme in Raichur, Vijayapura, Mandya and Kolar districts at a cost of Rs. 4,000 crores.
  • Creation of 12 crore man days under NREGA scheme.

E-GOVERNANCE

  • Action for payment of cash to the beneficiaries of all the departments under “Direct Cash Transfer”, a Aadhaar based innovative system.
  • Providing selected services at the doorstep of the citizens on a pilot basis through the system called the “Government Services at Citizens’ Doorstep”.
  • Action by our Government to provide required infrastructure using latest chat bot and big data technologies.
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