From: State To: City, Rs 18, 872 crores

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa presented the state budget in the assembly on March 5th. What did the city allocated get in 2010-11? See our list below.

ALLOCATIONS FOR BANGALORE

Infrastructure

For the next three years, Rs 18,872 crores has been earmarked for improving the transport system in Bangalore through metro rail, mono rail, roads. These funds will also be used to improve water and drainage facilities.

  • The city’s roads, footpaths and work on grade separator projects will be taken up by the BBMP at an expenditure of Rs 3000 crores.
  • For commissioning of the first phase of the Metro project, Rs 600 crores will be given by the state government.
  • Drinking water and sanitation facilties will be provided by BWSSB to villages newly added under BBMP at a cost of Rs 425 crores. Defective water and drainage pipes in the city will be changed at a cost of Rs 100 crores.
  • The BDA will spend Rs 1000 crores to construct multi-storeyed vehicle parking centres and improve 10 important traffic routes in various parts of the city.
  • The BDA will also be allotted Rs 200 crores to improve 25 tanks.
  • 50 per cent of the required capital to start local trains will be given by the state government. This has already been communicated to the Centre for approval.
  • There are 60 BangaloreOne centres in the city. This will be doubled during 2010-11.

Health

A grant of Rs 5 crores and 15 acres of land will be given to the Mata Amritanandamayi Institution for establishing a super-speciality hospital in Kengeri

Rs 5 crores will be given for upgrading the Government Ayurveda hospital to provide good quality Ayurvedic treatment.

(Non-state item) The Central government will provide Rs 10 crores for establishing an AIIMS-type institution for Ayush at Bangalore with private participation.

Minority welfare, Memorials, Culture

Rs 5 crores for constructing a Haj Bhavan.

Rs 1 crore for the development of Tavakkal Mastan Darga.

Rs 1 crore for constructing a memorial at the place visited by Mahatma Gandhi in Kengeri.

Rs 2 crore for organizing the 2010 Bengaluru Habba in the name of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda

Rs 5 crores for the construction of Newspaper / Media Bhavan.

Rs 10 crores for construction of a memorial for the film actor Dr Vishnuvardhan. Rs 4 crores for the ongoing works of Dr Raj Kumar memorial.

Others

Rs 5 crores for establishment of Sanskrit University.

For the development of Information Technology, action has been initiated for setting up a Special Economic Zone in an area of 12,000 acres near Bengaluru International Airport.

Space for 100 new HOPCOMS outlets (government-run fruits and vegetable shops) will be provided. This will be maintained through private partnership.

The annual grant provided to the National Law School University of India (NLSUI) will be increased to Rs 1 crores.

Rs 2 crores has been allocated for constructing a building for State Advocates Association in the city.

FOR KARNATAKA IN GENERAL with implications for BANGALORE

Infrastructure

50,000 houses will be built for the houseless families in urban areas under the Vajpayee Housing Scheme. Houses will be constructed at a unit cost of Rs 1,25,000.

‘Namma Mane’ scheme to provide affordable housing for middle class people in city areas and small towns.

Rs 25 crores for setting up new Fire Force Stations under K-safe scheme. Rs 10 crores for purchase of three aerial platforms for providing fire extinguishing services to multistoreyed buildings in big cities.

The progress of all government works/projects of over Rs 50 crores will be reviewed every month by a High- power Committee headed by the Chief Secretary.

Rs 300 crores for development programmes in the area of the Hon’ble Legislators.

Rs 1 crores for establishing a master control centre, to forecast natural disasters.

The total grant for Home Department to be increased to Rs 2345 crores from last year’s Rs 2092 crores

Education

Rs 8830 crores for primary and secondary education.

74 Model High Schools will be established under the Rashtriya Madhyamika Shiksha Abhiyan scheme.

A special allocation of Rs 5 crores to facilitate government teachers in going for degree and post-graduate studies for a period of two years.

Rs 80 crores to improve facilities for technical education and strengthen infrastructure in engineering colleges under a World Bank-assisted project.

In order to acquire soft skills, Rs 10 crores for special training in language skills, effective communication and personality development for students in government colleges in the State.

Setting up of Gurukula Training centres at a cost of Rs 5 crores to providing training to the youth in traditional crafts, such as carpentry and sculpture, and to adopt modern technology.

Rs 3 crores for special language training to enable minority students to change their medium of instruction for higher education.

Rs 10 crores for skill development training in various professions through Minorities Development Department.

Health care and medical education

Vacant posts of veterinary doctors will be filled in the Department of Animal Husbandry.

A new scheme will be formulated to provide free medical checkup to all girl children registered under the Bhagyalakshmi scheme; free medical treatment will also be provided to them.

Rs 10 crores to provide cardiac treatment under the Hrudaya Sanjivani scheme and kidney treatment facilities to poor people.

An additional amount of Rs 20 crores for increasing admission capacity of select medical colleges.

Industries

Rs 1.9 lakhs crores through capital investment institutions, in various sectors including automobile, aerospace and electronic hardware.

Rs 10 crores for implementation of the Semi-Conductor Policy announced recently

Rs 10 crores for encouraging new bio-technology units under the Bio-Technology Policy of the State.

Others

Rs 400 crores working capital to the Karnataka Co-operative Marketing Federation for supplying fertilizers in adequate quantities to farmers.

Special assistance of Rs 2 for every litre of milk collected through co-operative dairies.

Rs 10 crores for construction of Shadi Mahals/Kalyana Mantapas.

Rs 50 crores to promote Kannada as a classical language by implementing special programmes.

The monthly honorarium of Rs 1000 to journalists will be increased to Rs 2000.

Editors’ comment: Bengaluru has for a long time now been receiving the lion’s share of the state government’s attention. Successive state governments, regardless of which political party or alliance has been in power, have avoided decentralisation of power so that cities can get a share of their own finances directly (rather than through dole outs). If this is done, cities can determine themselves through their local governments on what to do with the funds. Currently the state government continues to dictate terms on how much and what is spent for Bangalore.  

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