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