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.
Unrestrained construction has destroyed farm lands and water sources around Sarjapura while introducing safety and connectivity problems. But neither the government nor the real estate developers seem to care.
The Slum Board quarters at Kudlu, off Sarjapura Road have more than a 1000 flats, mostly vacant, even as the families evicted from Ejipura who landed there, struggle to find houses. What are the Slum Board’s plans for them, then?
Residents of the Reliaable Tranquil community off Sarjapur Road’s are fighting hard to get back parts of their layout left out by the builder. The scary tale is a lesson for every citizen buying land in Bengaluru.