Real solution to the malnutrition problem lies in incentivizing local production of heavily imported pulses which are today almost four times the price they were about five years ago. The whole food security angle needs to be considered through a lens beyond subsidized rice.
Who are migrating into Bangalore, and why? What is so special in Bangalore that brings them in? What are the problems in the areas they come from? These questions are never asked while drafting budget.
While waste management and rejuvenation of lakes have found space in the budget, announcement of Commuter railways has cheered many. Formation of Ground Water directorate and Indian Institute of Public Health are the other things to look forward to.
Industry is disappointed as there is no large investment in neither power nor infrastructure. Chief Minister has explained the projects which are in execution. We need big ideas, large solutions, massive investment and a big vision.