Day: 8 March 2021

Karnataka State Budget 2021 Key Highlights


Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa presented the Budget 2020 – 21 today, here are the key Highlight of the Budget Presented today

No New taxes will be levied, giving a relief to the people of the state, after this announcement the Petrol and Diesel Prices to remain same

For the construction of a Yathri Nivas for devotees from Karnataka visiting Ram Temple at Ayodhya Rs 10 crore been allocated

7,500 cameras in public places of Bengaluru city under safe city project will be fixed for the safety of Women

The Janarogya centres at an expenditure of Rs. 10 crore in 57 wards of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will be established

The State Government will upgrade Anganwadis to Shishu Palana Kendra in all district offices

A sum of ₹50 crore for developing a  Brindavan like garden at the Kabini dam site in H D Kote taluk of Mysuru district allocated

250 Primary health centres will be upgraded and converted into model PHC

At cost of Rs 2 Crore Four Regional Food Safety labs will be set up 

‘Mothers’ Breast Milk Bank’ in four divisions of the State at a total expenditure of ₹2.5 crore will be established

Chiguru’ programme at an expenditure of ₹10 crore to be started to promote scanning of pregnant women

A suite of technical tools for Kannada language at an expenditure of Rs. 2 crore to enable use of Kannada in Information Technology will be developed

A proposal to provide six-months child care leave to women employees of the Government announced, the State Government Women employees  will be given a total of six months child care leave along with maternity leave which is already in existence

To conserve livestock and cattle All Karnataka districts will have a ‘Gaushala’  

Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Karnataka dropped to 2.6 per cent compared to 2019-20 fiscal due to ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, the GST devolution funds for the year reduced by around Rs 8,000 crore compared to budget estimates,

The maps containing details of forest types and density will be prepared in Karnataka using satellites with precision of up to 50 centimetres

For a discounted bus pass for women working in garment factories Rs 30 crore allocated 

To ensure the safety of Women Tech-based e-beat during night hours will be implemented in the state

Excellence centres to help women who are subjected to harassment and abuse with the help of NIMHANS and NLSIU will be set up 

Ambitious schemes like Bhagyalakshmi scheme, bicycle scheme introduced for school students and others will be continued

In the Residential Schools run by the Karnataka Residential Educational Institutions’ Society, a provision will be made to distribute a minimum of 25 per cent of seats to the students of the same taluk

To reduce the quantum of loss due to unsatisfactory post-harvest management of horticulture crops and the lack of cold storage, 10 cold storages of 5,000 metric tonne capacity will be constructed

Loan facility will be provided to the unemployed youth belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to purchase small goods transport vehicles

Instruction will be given in English medium at 400 Government Urdu schools along with Urdu medium during the year 2020-21

The historic Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bengaluru will be developed into an autonomous institute, based on the IIT model

To enhance the net enrolment ratio in higher education, interactive online courses (M.O.O.C.) will be started

Free peritoneal dialysis service will be provided for the benefit of patients who are BPL card holders, suffering from kidney failure, in five selected districts at a cost of Rs. Five crore

Seven new ‘Bala Mandiras’ will be established in the State in collaboration with the Central Government

“Kittur Rani Channamma” child care centers including 10 mobile child care centers will be established at construction sites all over the State

Artificial Intelligence Research Translation Park’’ will be established in association with Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Vehicle Location Tracking system will be installed in passenger and goods transport vehicles moving in the State at an expenditure of Rs.20 crore

A 325 feet high bronze statue of Sri Jagajyothi Basaveshwara is being constructed in the premises of Sri Murugha Mutt in Chitradurga District.

For the education of the children of auto drivers, up to Rs.2000 will be provided for each family every year

276 Karnataka Public Schools that offer education from pre-primary classes to pre-university courses under one roof have been opened and Rs.100 crore will be provided for the infrastructure of these schools

“Shikshaka Mitra” will be developed to provide all facilities to the teachers online

A Woman Safety Portal will be launched to deliver all the programmes of the Women and Child Welfare Department transparently

Braille cum Talking Library will be set up for the benefit of the visually challenged at Bengaluru and Kalburgi

“Free Pre-Paid Health Cards” will be distributed to one lakh registered construction labourers and their families by which they can avail treatment in the approved private hospitals under the “Mukhyamantrigala Arogya Suraksha” scheme

2 Saturdays in a month will be observed as bag-free days, “Sambhrama Shanivara” will be observed with the objective of creating a joyful learning experience by reducing the burden of text books.

Five Moraji Desai Residential schools functioning under Minority Welfare Department will be upgraded into pre-university colleges

The re-construction works of the damaged 6469 class rooms of 3386 Government schools in 26 districts will be taken up in collaboration with NABARD with an expenditure of Rs.758 crore

At the rate of 4% interest Women entrepreneurs in the service sector can now avail up to Rs 2 crore loan

Under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan scheme for the benefit of food startups food park that will be set up in Vijayapura Rs 500 crore has been allocated

For small food processing units with an allocation of Rs 50 crore the subsidy increased to 50 per cent

The State Government has allocated Rs 5,600 Crore for Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigama for irrigation works

Rs 100 crore has been allocated by the state Government to develop 50 schools under the Kendriya Vidyalaya model.

For the construction of toilets at schools and colleges Rs 100 Crore been allocated by the State Government in Budget 2021

Training for five lakh students for competitive exams will be given under the  new ‘Samarthya-Sarathya’ programme, for which Rs 5 crore been allocated

Over the next 2 years  ICUs of 25 bed and 6-bed capacities will be established in 19 districts and 100 taluk hospitals

Ayurvedic College in Shivamogga is set to be upgraded to Ayush University

At cost of Rs 100 Crore Regional cancer centres along the lines of Kidwai Hospital will be set up at Mysuru and Shivamogga

For various development corporations of backward communities rS 500 crore been allocated

A new board has been proposed for the development of Vokkaligas 

To construct four temporary residential facilities in Bengaluru Urban and rural districts, the Construction Workers Welfare Board will be set up in Mysuru, Shivamogga, Hubballi, Kalaburagi, Ballari, Hassan 

State’s ‘Jaladhare’ scheme to be integrated with Centre’s ‘Jala Jeevan Mission’.

To reduce administrative expenditure Engineering divisions of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department will be merged

For Kalyana Karnataka Development Board Rs 1500 crore been allocated

Along Bengaluru-Mumbai and Bengaluru-Chennai industrial corridor on a minimum of 500-acre land Chief Minister Mega Integrated Industrial Townships to be developed