Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah presents his 12th budget in Bengaluru.
Here are the highlights from his budget speech.
* 150 Electric Buses will be introduced in Bengaluru City and 50 Electric Buses in Mysuru.
* Karnataka State Road Safety Authority will be constituted, to reduce road accidents and to improve road safety.
* To fight crime against women and children, technology based police accessories and downloadable apps, will be introduced.
* Mandatory screening of Kannada and regional language films in one screen of multiplex cinemas in prime time between 1.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
* Forensic Sciences and Technology Center will be established in Bengaluru at a cost of Rs 20 crore.
* “Dial 100” system will be further strengthened and will be extended to districts.
* Separate toilet facilities will be provided for lady staff in all the police stations in the state.
* Rs 10 crore allocated for strengthening basic infrastructure for women in police training schools.
* 10,000 liters of water will be provided every month, free of cost to the residents of slums living in 30X20 sites.
* Feasibility study for Namma Metro phase 3 is complete. Suitable alignment to connect KIA is under finalisation.
* Rs 150 crore will be made available to BBMP for railway over bridge and under bridge construction to enable uninterrupted movement of vehicles.
* Grant of Rs 300 crore for development of storm water drains with in BBMP limits.
* Enhancement of financial assistance to 25,000 HIV infected and affected children, to Rs 1000.
* To overcome the shortage of specialized doctors in govt hospitals, govt medical colleges will commence DNB post graduate course.
* Opening balance: Rs -176.04cr. Total Receipts: Rs 1,44,891.54cr. Total Expenditure: Rs 1,44,755cr. Surplus: Rs 136cr.
* Integrated Ayush hospitals having 50 beds will be established in Chitradurga and Chickamagaluru District hospitals at at total cost of 6 crore.
* One ambulance service will be provided for a radius of 10 to 15 km.
* 20 bedded poly trauma centre and 10 bedded ICU, with ventilator proposed at Sanjay Gandhi Accident Trauma and Rehabilitation Centre in Bengaluru.
* Mortuaries will be constructed in 150 community health centers.
* Wenlok hospital, Mangaluru will be upgraded at a cost of Rs 10 crore.
* Dialysis centres to be established in 114 talukas. Blood Transfusion Units to be set up in 10 district hospitals.
* Five super specialty hospitals proposed in Davanagere, Ramanagara, Tumakuru, Vijayapura and Kolar for cancer and heart disease treatment.
* Approval granted for Bengaluru Dr BR Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE) on the lines of London School of Economics.
* Shoes, socks, chudidhars for girl students from class 8 to 10, spectacles and story books with social message proposed for school children.
* Free laptops for 1st year engineering, medical, polytechnic and first grade colleges proposed.
* New Raichur university with all colleges in Raichur and Yadgir districts to be established. 25 new polytechnics in rural areas proposed.
* Ambulance services to be streamlined with all 1538 ambulances under two different departments to be integrated. One ambulance for every 10 to 15 kms or 35000 population proposed.
* Like Namma Canteen in Bengaluru, Saviruchi Mobile Canteens in all 30 districts through Zilla Stree Shakthi associations.
* Popular Ksheera Bhagya scheme of providing milk to school children proposed to be increased from existing 3 days to 5 days in a week.
* Eggs for Anganwadi children two days a week from June 2017 across state.
* New airports to be built in Karwara, Madikeri and Chikkamagaluru.
* Govt to set up film city in Himmavu in Mysuru for the development of Kannada film industry.
* Planetariums proposed in Mangaluru, Madikeri and Gadag.
* New scheme of Yuva Yuga to train 1.10 lakh people in IT, electronics, animation and other sectors proposed.
* For decongestion of traffic in Bengaluru city, PWD to develop 150 km road through K’taka Road development corporation at a cost of Rs 1455 crore.
* New scheme of free LPG service for 5 lakh poor families not covered under the Ujjvala scheme announced.
* Anna Bhagya to see an increase in food grains distribution from current 5 kg to 7 kg per person.
* Rs 1600 per beneficiary under the scheme named Anila Bhagya announced.
* With the controversial steel bridge shelved, budget proposes widening of Hebbal flyover and construction of an under bridge at a cost of Rs 88 crore.
* Cash prize for Olympic medal winners hiked to Rs 5 cr for gold, Rs 3 cr for silver and Rs 2 cr for bronze medals along with group A govt jobs.
* Namma canteen to serve breakfast for Rs 5 and lunch for Rs 10.
* Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) to complete 3000 flats by end of 2017-18
* High end motorbikes, above Rs 1 lakh, to become expensive as MVT increased to 18 per cent from 12 per cent.
* Karnataka government to regulate multiplexes by making the maximum entry fee at Rs 200.
* Rs 5080 crore allotted for agricultural sector. Industrial growth expected at 2.2%.
* Siddaramaiah lifts VAT on wine, beer, wine and hard liquor.
* Rs 400 crore grant for Chennai-Bengaluru- Chitradurga Industrial corridor.
* Siddaramaiah announces Siddaramaiah ‘Namma Canteen’ on the lines of Tamil Nadu’s ‘Amma Canteen’
* Rs 1.86 lakh crore budget presented in Bengaluru. No major changes in VAT rate structure in view of GST.