Increased floor space index without taking into account the infrastructural constraints in the form of adequate roads, water, electricity and civic services will sound a death knell to the city, say the citizens.
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.
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.
At a time when unregulated real estate development all over Bangalore has put massive stress on roads, water and other resources, a working group on IT has proposed a skyscraper core with a funding model.