Karnataka Budget 2018: What is expensive and what is cheaper - Here is all you need to know

First Published 5, Jul 2018, 12:55 PM IST
Karnataka Budget 2018: What is expensive and what is cheaper - Here is all you need to know
Highlights

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy presented the Karnataka Budget for 1 hour and 48 minutes and has announced ample offers for farmers. But at the same time the fuel taxes have gone up burdening the people. Here are the highlights.

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy presented the Karnataka Budget for 1 hour and 48 minutes and has announced ample offers for farmers. But at the same time the fuel taxes have gone up burdening the people. Here are the highlights.

  • Government hospitals in 30 districts at Karnataka receive MRI and CT scan machines.
  • Liquor in the state to see a hike in prices, along with petrol prices seeing a hike of 30% - 32% and Diesel seeing rise of 19% - 21%.
  • Farmer loans of up to Rs 2 lakh, taken till December 2017 will be waived off
  • 4,263 new buses to be bought for the use of public transportation in the state.
  • HD Kumaraswamy waives off crop loans up to Rs. 2 Lakh.
  • Government medical college to be constructed in Kanakapura, Bengaluru.
  • 247 Indira Canteens to see an extension in Bengaluru and other districts in the state, supported by the government,
  • Rs 50 crore allotted for the rejuvenation of Bellandur lake in Bengaluru
  • Rs 4,957 crores given for water supply and sewage disposal.
  • Action to be taken to issue clearance certificates by waiving arrears.
  • Plans for a reservoir to be built in Mekedatu, Kanakapura is underway to provide Bengaluru with water supply,
  • Quantity of rice provided by the government for families drops from 7kgs to 5kgs.
  • Rs 25 crores to be given to various religious mutts as financial aid.
  • 20 paise hike per unit in the power tariff.
  • Rs 30 crore allotted for film university located in Ramanagara.
  • Rs 1,000 crore allotted for Phase 3 of the Namma Metro in Bengaluru
  • 100 charging units for electric vehicles, to be set up at the cost of Rs 4 crore
  • 50% motor vehicle tax on private service vehicles to be implemented.
  • Cigarettes to be costly: Hike in prices for tobacco products
  • Rs 30 crore grants to build film city, film university in Ramanagar
  • Loans to be provided to small traders through 'Badavara Bandhu Scheme'
  • 4236 new buses to be purchased
  • Rs 100 crore rants for BBMP to tackle traffic problem'
  • Rs 3866 crore grants for Food and Civil Supplies Department
  • Rs 7993 crore grants for Transport Department
  • Rs 3,942 crore grants for Housing 
  • Rs 5,725 crore allotted for Women and Child Welfare
  • Rs 7180 crore allotted for Revenue Department

 

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