Karnataka Budget: Highlights for Hospet, Hampi, and Ballari

CM Bommai has announced the establishment of a new agriculture college in Ballari, Hagari, and Athani, Belagavi districts.

At a cost of Rs 80 crore, automatic driving testing courses would be built at Hospet, Ballari, Devanahalli, Kolar, Gadag, Vijayapura, Bhalki, Yadgir, and Davanagere.

Heliports to be built at Hampi, Madikeri and Chickmagaluru on a Public Private Partnership basis at a cost of Rs.30 crore to boost the State’s airway connectivity system.

Proposed airports at Koppal and Dharwad as well as a runway extension at Mysuru Airport.

Infrastructure, farmers, and pending irrigation projects received a substantial portion of the 2,65,720 crore budget. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai attempted a delicate balancing act in what is likely to be the last complete budget of the current term for the BJP government in Karnataka, by proposing a ‘please everybody’, no new taxes budget. Infrastructure, farmers, and deferred irrigation projects received a substantial portion of the budget of 2,65,720 crore.

While the State is set to hold elections in March-April of next year, any budget that is anticipated to be submitted then will not be a full budget, but rather a vote of account.

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