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Three Years of Bountiful Development

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May, 2011

My Dear Fellow Citizens,

Our Government has successfully completed three years in office and entered the fourth year today. As assured to the people of the State during assuming the office, we have been giving the progress report of various developmental programmes of our government regularly. Hence, on completion of three years in office, we are presenting the development report viz., ‘Three years of Bountiful Development’.

As I have been repeatedly telling, “Development is our Mantra”. Progress of all sections of the society and balanced growth of all regions of the State is our broad vision. We have given utmost importance to redress the regional imbalance. The series of developmental and welfare schemes implemented since three years have brought a qualitative change in the life of citizens. I am happy to note that over 1.84 crore people have directly benefited under various beneficiary oriented schemes. Above all, we have maintained law and order which has instilled a sense of security among the people which in turn resulted in creating a peaceful environment to lead a happy and contended life.

The Global Investors Meet which was organized in June 2010 at Bangalore was a huge success.  MOUs were signed for an investment of over Rs. 5 lakh crore creating employment potential to over 7 lakh people. Few projects have been implemented already and few other projects are under various stages of implementation. Almost all the 30 districts of the State have received investments. After the success of Global Investors Meet for Industrial Investments, we are now preparing to hold ‘Global Investors Meet’ for Agriculture.

The financial position of the State has improved due to consistent resource mobilization efforts. This volume also carries a detailed report about the financial status of the State. We would like to take the State into the forefront among the developed States of the country. By the end of five years of our rule, we want to see Karnataka in the first position in the development map. All out efforts would be made to realize this dream.  I appeal to the readers to go through the volume and come out with suggestions to improve the day to day administration. I assure that their suggestions would be treated with utmost seriousness and considered for implementation.

 

30.5.2011                                                                        (B.S.Yeddyurappa)

Bangalore                                                                           Chief Minister

Government of Karnataka

PREMIER STATE IN THE COUNTRY

 

This is a bird’s eye view of the Government’s overall performance in the last three years.  The State has set several new records in various sectors.

  • First State to unveil `Vision 2020’ for comprehensive development and thereby provide a Model for the entire country.
  • First State in the country to present a separate Agriculture Budget.
  • Farmers extended short-term loans from co-operative societies and commercial banks at the lowest interest rate of 1%.
  • Weavers and fishermen continue to get loans at the rate of 3% interest.
    • A special legislature session held to discuss issues of Agriculture and Rural Development.
    • A State-Level Knowledge Commission set up.
    • Established `Organic Farming Mission’ for reducing dependence on chemical fertilisers.
    • Farmers’ study visit to China and Israel to experience and understand latest agricultural practices.
    • Bhagyalakshmi Scheme’s maturity value enhanced to Rs.1 lakh.
    • Manthana – A brain storming session held for discussing development issues with officials and people’s representatives.
    • ‘Bangalore One’ Centers adjudged the best in the country in terms of scope of services and popularity with the people.
    • First State to bring out the Semi-Conductor Policy.
    • First State to implement `Bhoochetana’ Scheme for increasing agricultural productivity by adopting scientific cultivation practices in dry lands.
    • Introduced `Janaspandana’ for on-the-spot redressal of the grievances of the people-an initiative to take the Government to the door steps of the people.
    • Appreciation for organising `Kaushalya’ (Skills Development) training programmes and Udyog Melas (Job Fairs) to provide jobs and job training to the unemployed youth.
    • Karnataka is in the forefront among the States which have adopted e-Tendering.
    • First State to introduce e-payments since 2009.

Recognition from all Corners

  • Karnataka has secured the first prize for Panchayat Empowerment & Accountability.
  • Dharwad, Belgaum and Gulbarga districts have received National awards for successful implementation of NREG Programme.
  • Karnataka stood second in overall implementation of PMGSY in the country.
  • KSRTC and other public Transport Corporations have received more than 30 National and International Awards during the last 3 years.
  • KSRTC’s online seat reservation system, AWTAR, has bagged the 2009 Golden Peacock Award.
  • KSRTC received Award from Government of India for IT services.
  • Karnataka is the first State to completely introduce electronic ticketing system in the Public Transport buses and has received the Union Urban Development Ministry’s Award for Excellence.
  • National recognition to the State’s design and fabrication of low-floor buses for urban transport under JNURM Scheme.
  • Union Urban Development Ministry’s 2009 Award for Excellence for introduction of completely transparent electronic recruitment system for drivers.
  • Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award for use of alternative fuels like bio-diesel, ethanol and blended diesel in over 2,000 buses.
  • Prime Minister’s Civil Service Excellence Award in 2009.
  • KUIDFC received the National Urban Water Award 2009 under Public-Private-Partnership category in five districts.
  • National Water Award for the `Sujala’ watershed programme.
  • National e-governance Award for introducing Panchatantra software.
  • Three Awards from ‘National Urban Water supply Awards 2009’ for effective management of water supply by Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Chitradurga and Kundapura towns.
  • 5 cities of Karnataka received Central Government’s ‘Swachata Award’. Mysore city is in second position.
  • Sujala watershed programme is implemented in 6 districts where dry land cultivation is in practice. 3 National awards for this programme.
  • Best Bio-diversity Award for the State Bio-diversity Board from the National Bio-diversity Board.
  • International UITP-ITF Award for best innovation in Public Transport.
  • Best Practices Award 2010 for pass system and other public schemes.
  • In the area of Financial Reforms, Bangalore Water Board got First prize from Central Urban Development department’s ‘National Urban Water Awards’.
  • India Tech Excellence Award for introducing IT in Urban Administration. State got 2nd prize.
  • 4 Local bodies of the State received ‘Green Leaf Award’ for effective urban waste management.
  • Information Department received 2nd prize for ‘Bidiri ware tabloo’ in the Republic Day Parade 2010.
  • 4 urban local bodies got ‘Icon SWM-2009’ Awards.
  • Karnataka is one of the few states in the country to adopt e-Tendering and e-Procurement. Conferred with the National Award along with “Asia Award” for effective implementation.
  • National Efficiency Award’ for Devaraja Urs Backward Classes Corporation along with the Chief Minister’s Annual Ratna Award.

Revision of Policies

 

Several existing policies have been revised and comprehensive new policies in tune with the current requirements have been framed to effectively utilize the State’s available natural resources and vast pool of manpower in order to achieve all-round development of the State.

  • Industrial Policy
  • Mining Policy.
  • Textile Policy.
  • Semi-Conductor Policy
  • IT Policy
  • BT Policy
  • Wine Policy
  • Tourism Policy
  • Renewed Energy Policy
  • New SEZ Policy
  • Comprehensive Agri Business Development Policy 2011

New Legislations

During 2009

  • Karnataka Prevention of Violence against Medical Staff and Destruction of Properties of Medical Institutions Bill 2009.
    • Kaginele Development Authority Bill 2009.
    • Karnataka State Law University Bill 2009.
    • Karnataka State Gangubai Hanagal Music & Fine Arts University Bill 2009.

During 2010

  • Agricultural Sciences University Bill 2010.
  • Horticultural Sciences University Bill 2010.
  • Karnataka Border Area Development Authority Bill 2010.
  • Karnataka Sanskrit University Bill 2010.
  • Ajim Premji University Bill 2010.

During 2011

  • Karnataka Civil Services (Doctors and other staff transfer and control) Bill 2011
  • Karnataka State Public Documents Bill 2011.
  • Karnataka National Law School Bill 2011.
  • Karnataka temporary job oriented courses employees merger Bill 2011.
  • Karnataka Underground Water( Recharging, Maintenance and Control) Bill 2011.

VISION 2020

  • Enhancement of rural income by ensuring stability in agriculture and agri-related activities.
  • Emphasis on boosting job-oriented growth through the traditional skills of the working classes.
  • Developing the State as a responsive, knowledge-based society.
  • Ensuring quality health-care facilities to all.
    • Maintaining a harmonious balance between industrialization and urbanization in a systematic manner.
    • Empowerment of women in economic, social and political spheres by providing sufficient opportunities.
    • Bridging the gap between socially backward and weaker sections with the rest of society.
    • Ensuring availability of power and improvement of infrastructure for increasing economic productivity.
    • Protection and nurturing of Karnataka’s rich cultural heritage.
    • Safeguarding the State’s ecological and environmental resources.
    • Developing Bangalore to retain its pre-eminent position in science, technology and knowledge –based industries.
    • Strengthening the democratic decentralization process and improving administration through wider participation.

Agriculture : The Proud Profession.

Agriculture sector plays a major role in the development of the State. Several innovative schemes are being implemented to encourage agriculture sector. Farm loans are being extended at the lowest interest rate of 1%. An exclusive and separate Agriculture Budget is presented for the over all development of farm sector. Our’s is the first government in the country which has taken these two important measures. The Government has continued the short-term loan facility from co-operative banks to weavers and fishermen at an interest rate of 3%.

In order to popularise Organic farming among the farmers, a new programme called ‘CM’s visit to village once in a month’ has been started. Under this programme, the Chief Minister has been directly interacting with the organic farmers regularly. This programme has become one of the most popular programmes in the State. Karnataka Agri-business Development Policy has been formulated. Preparations are under way to organize conduct Global Investors Meet for Agriculture.

  • For the first time in the history of Indian States, a separate Agricultural Budget of more than Rs.17,000 crore  presented along with Annual Budget of 2011-12.
  • Many new schemes including ‘Suvarna Bhoomi’ which provides for an incentive of Rs.10,000 to 10 lakh Small and  Marginal Farmers across the State have been announced in the Budget. Orders have already been issued for the implementation of these new schemes.
  • The State has achieved a record food grains production of 130 lakh ton during 2010-11.
  • Farm mechanization implements like power tiller, diesel pumpsets worth more than Rs.108 crore have been distributed to 84,467 beneficiaries across the state.
  • Rs.83.56 crore has been spent towards crop insurance scheme.
  • Sujala Watershed Scheme is being implemented in the 6 rain dependent districts. Around 41 thousand hectares of land has been developed under this scheme at a cost of Rs.97 crore.  The scheme has bagged three national awards.
  • 30,735 Krushi Hondas (Farm Ponds) have been constructed at an expenditure of Rs.30 crore under Suvarna Krishi Honda Yojane.
  • 20 lakh farmers practicing dry-land farming were extended financial incentive of Rs.1,000 each as one time benefit and Rs. 200 crore was allocated for this programme during 2009-10.
  • About 7.02 lakh quintals of subsidized seeds worth Rs.89 crore have been distributed to more than 27 lakh beneficiaries.

Distribution of Seeds at subsidized price                         (Rs.in crores)

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2009-10 Total
108.34 59.03 + 226.57 + 98.00 383.60
  • The yield in the dry lands has increased between 25 to 40% after the implementation of Bhoo-Chethana Scheme. This programme is under implementation in an area of 12 lakh hectares in 90 taluks coming under 16 districts. Bhoo-Chethana Scheme will be extended to an area of 45 lakh hectares covering all districts.
  • Organic Farming Mission has been constituted for the first time.  83,000 farmers have been enrolled for adopting Organic Farming practices.  Rs.10.50 crores spent. 76,000 hectares have been brought under organic farming, which has resulted in the reduction in use of chemical fertilizers.
  • Drip irrigation has been made compulsory to preserve under ground water and minimize the consumption. Antharaganga Micro Irrigation Corporation is being constituted to extend technical assistance and subsidy to farmers.
  • 245 Krishi Melas (Agri – fairs) have been organized by spending Rs. 14 crore.
District Taluk Hobli Total
20 85 140 245
  • Free electricity up to 10 HP IP sets for 18 lakh farmers. Rs. 2,300 crore spent towards free electricity supply.

Free electricity supply

Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Farmers 17,53,875 18,21,958 18,45,836

  1. 2. Co-operation for All

Karnataka has the distinction of starting the first co-operative society in the entire country.  The first co-operative society was started in 1905 in the State. At present there are 35,000 Co-opeative societies in the State with a membership of over 2 crore.  The total revolving fund and share capital of these societies is Rs.38,000 crore and Rs. 3,171 crore respectively.

Farm Loan at 3% interest (at the end of 30-04-2011 / Rs. in crores)

Farmers Weavers Fishermen
Beneficiaries Loan Amount Beneficiaries Loan Amount Beneficiaries Loan Amount
2008-09 13,19,344 3,582.7 3,141 21.84 3789 6.53
2009-10 13,22,215 3,886.61 4,763 31.66 328 2.4
2010-11 14,32,150 4,647.08 107 04.23 33 0.65

 

  • At the end of the financial year 2010-11, 14.32 lakh farmers have received farm loans to the tune of Rs. 4,647 crore.
  • Over 9.68 lakh beneficiaries have so far been treated as out patients under Yashaswini Health Insurance Scheme. 3.46 lakh beneficiaries were operated upon. Rs. 309.89 crore spent for the treatment as well as surgeries.

Beneficiaries under Yashaswini Scheme                  (At the end of 30-4-11)

Year Out-patients Operations Expenditure
2008-09 +1,91,109 +75,053 +61.03
2009-10 +1,34,534 +66.833 +53.63
2010-11 +1,41,491 +60,658 +47.38
Total 4,61,134 2,02,544 162.01

 

  • 12,400 Milk Co-operative Unions newly started since 2008.
  • E-Tendering introduced by 45 APMCs in the State by spending Rs. 16.86 crore.
  • 19.78 farmers have been issued Kissan Credit Cards.
  • 1,76,417 Self-Help groups have been formed through Agriculture Co-operative Societies and D.C.C Banks. Rs. 343 crore collected.
  • Karnataka Co-operative Society Act has been amended and the new act introduced.

 

Kissan Credit Card      (At the end of 31/03/2011)

Year Card  holders Increase
2006-07 13,51,556 1,10,113
2007-08 14,39,516 86,791
2008-09 16,65,866 2,27,519
2009-10 17,88,921 1,51,871
2010-11 19,77,714 1,59,975

 

  • Karnataka Government has extended a financial assistance of Rs. 400 crore as Deposit Fund to Marketing Federation during 2010-11. Financial assistance has been increased to Rs. 550 crore for the year 2011-12.
  • 55 warehouses are being constructed with a capacity of 1.50 lakh metric tons.
  • Construction of 28 warehouses of 84 thousand metric ton capacity is completed with a cost of Rs.401 crore. The remaining 27 warehouse buildings are at the final stage.

Horticulture

  • During 2010-11 under National Horticultural Mission Rs.119.36 crore released, 125.10 crores spent. 117.60 released for Micro Irrigation.
  • New Hortriculture College started at Kolar. Rs. 3.75 crore spent. New University of Horticultural Sciences started at Bagalkot. Rs. 21 crore spent.
  • New Horticultural Colleges have been established in Bidar, Bagalkot, Mysore, Sirsi, Hiriyur and Koppal.
  • New Wine Policy implemented. Encouragement for processing. Rs. 50 lakh spent.
  • The area under horticultural crops has been expanded by about 1 lakh hectares during 2010-11. This has resulted in the increased production of 11.42 lakh ton horticultural crops.
  • The total value of horticultural crops exported from state has touched Rs.3,557 crore.
  • Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Board started.
  • An exclusive research station has been established at Sringeri to control Yellow Leaf Disease affecting arecanut plantations. Rs.2 crore provided for this purpose.

Fisheries

  • Rs. 20 crore spent towards production of fish seeds. Under Inland Fisheries Development Scheme, Rs. 20 crore is spent for developing of fish seeds.
  • Rs. 10 crore allocated for developing Koderi Fishing Port – Rs.8.22 crore spent.
  • Sales Tax exempted Diesel supplied to Mechanized fishing boats has been enhanced to 95,000 Kilo Litres from 85,000 K.Ls. 3,300 fishermen benefited.
  • 178 Ice Plants and Cold Storages, received a power subsidy of Rs. 4.32 crore.
  • 8 crore fingerlings have been stocked in 482 tanks and reservoirs at an expenditure of Rs.8 crore.
  • Matsya Mela (Fish Fair) organized at Bangalore Palace Grounds was a success.
  • Construction of 63 M.length break water/ Groyne with an outlay of Rs.300.00 lakhs has been taken up in Gangolli fishing harbour.
  • Around Rs.5 crore was spent for maintenance of link roads of coastal districts.
  • Under Centrally sponsored scheme of Motorization of traditional boats, 400 fishermen were provided a subsidy of Rs.30,000/- each.

Incentive for Milk Production

The production of milk in the State has increased by 5 lakh litres (an increase of 14%) after the introduction of financial incentive scheme. The collection of milk in the societies has touched an all time high of 41 lakh litres a day. Women Co-operative Society Milk Producers are getting 4.5 rupees as incentive per litre of milk (Rs.2 from the Government and Rs. 2.50 from KMF).

  • Under the milk incentive scheme, a sum of 616.28 Crore has been provided to 2 lakh women milk producers co-operative societies.
  • 84 retired Veterinary Doctors have been re-appointed on contract basis to meet the shortage of staff during 2008-09.
  • 113 Veterinary Doctors have been appointed through direct recruitment during 2009-10.

Appointment of Veterinary Doctors

2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Total
84 113 211 408

 

  • The recruitment process is under way to fill up 487 vacant posts of Veterinary Doctors.
  • Rs.10 crore and Rs.5 crore has been released for the improvement of Shimoga and Hassan Veterinary Colleges respectively.
  • 174 new mobile Veterinary Clinics have been started. 2.10 lakh animals have been treated.

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Our State is presently facing a deficit of around 2,500 M.Ws. of electricity due to lack of farsightedness on the part of previous governments. The demand for electricity is also continuously increasing.  This is evident by the total quantity of 39,774 million units consumed during 2010-11 compared to 36,118 million units during 2009-10.  Our government is purchasing power from private producers to meet the demand.  We have a plan to increase the annual availability of power by about 1,000 MWs by the next 3 years.

 

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Power

Emphasis on Self-reliance

  • Power transmission and distribution loss reduced from 21.78% to 20.49%.
  • 1,300 M.Ws. of power purchased daily during 2010-11 to meet the deficit.
  • Niranthara Jyothi Scheme launched, implemented in two stages across 126 taluks with an expenditure of Rs.2,123 crore.
  • Total established power generation capacity including public and private production is 10,640 M.Ws.
  • During the last 3 years, power generation capacity increased by 3,532 M.Ws.
  • 746 K.Ms. of gas pipeline being laid from Dabhol to Bangalore -  Rs.4,400 crore is being spent – gas based power projects to come up on the route.
  • CFL bulbs distributed to 115 lakh houses under “Belaku” Scheme, expected to save 3,300 million units of electricity.
  • Order issued to provide Rs.100 crore for regularization of 1 lakh unauthorised irrigation pump sets.
  • Distribution of energy efficient pump sets to farmers taken up in  Doddaballapur taluk on pilot basis, to reduce use of electricity in I.P.sets.

 

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New Projects:

  • 2×700 M.W. capacity gas based combined power plant at Bidadi.
  • Hydro electric projects of 10 M.W. and 20 M.W. capacity started at Munirabad and Ghataprabha respectively.

 

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Electricity

Emphasis on Self-reliance

 

Progress of Electricity Projects

 

  • M.o.U. signed for starting 1,600 M.Ws. Thermal Power Project at Chattisgarh.  Final Notification issued for acquiring 1,260 acres of land.  Rs.141 crore paid for land acquisition.
  • First unit of Udupi power project of 600 M.W. started.  Second unit of 600 M.W. capacity synchronized.
  • Approval for establishing Edlapur (800 M.W.) and Unit-3 Bellary Thermal Plant (700 M.W).
  • Coal based power project of 4.000 M.W. capacity is being implemented at Kudugi of Bijapur District.  Acquisition of land is in progress.
  • Acquisition of land is also under progress to start 1,320 M.W. Thermal Power Project at Jevargi of Gulbarga.
  • 1,320 M.W. power project by power company of Karnataka at Ghataprabha.

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Our government has initiated several reform measures to make Public Distribution System more transparent and people friendy. Ration Cards have been distributed to the eligible beneficiaries and the distribution ration has been streamlined.

 

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Effective Public Distribution System

  • Software to prevent misappropriation in distribution of Kerosene and ration is ready.  On line information system to be started soon.
  • Separate Yellow colour painted vehicles to prevent misrouting of ration.
  • Toll free number 1800-425-9339 for complaints. 2,944 complaints received, 1,796 redressed.
  • Vigilance Committee, Food Guarantee Committee, Food Security Committee have been formed at Fair Price Shop, Grama Panchayat and District Level respectively for effective functioning of PDS.
  • 11,99,700 Anthyodaya and 84,82,648 BPL ration cards issued.
  • Campaign to identify bogus cards started by linking the existing cards to electricity RR No. at urban areas and house No. at villages.
  • ‘Annapoorna Ahara Bhandara’ started on pilot basis to distribute ration on all days.

 

Youth Services

  • Cash awards worth Rs.1.95 crore to 32 medal winning sports persons from the State in 19th Common Wealth, 16th Asian and 3rd Youth Common Wealth events.
  • Rs.8 crore released for maintenance of sports schools and hostels across the State.
  • Rs.2 crore and Rs.1 crore released for Rural Sports events and construction of 23 ‘Garadi Mane’ (Wrestling Homes) respectively.
  • Rs.60 lakh released towards monthly pension for needy sports persons.
  • Rs.2.5 crore released for Bharath Scouts and Guides.

 

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Road Net works contribute a great deal in the development of the State.  Our government is committed to improve the net work of roads.  6,087 Kms. of roads have been renewed and upgraded. 7.035 Kms. of roads have been widened and upgraded. 5,734 Kms. of roads are being developed.  It has been decided to establish a special purpose vehicle for the purpose of resource mobilisation to take up comprehensive development of roads in the State.

 

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Better Roads

  • 5,970 Kms. of District Main Roads developed, Rs.2,046 crore spent.
  • 3,713 Kms. of road and 68 bridges built under RIDF, Rs.795 crore spent.
  • 1,494 Kms. of road completed by spending Rs.223 crore under S.D.P.
  • 1,137 Kms. of road completed under Suvarna Road Development Project, Rs.202 crore spent.
  • 734 Kms. of road developed under State High Way renewal plan by spending Rs.53 crore.
  • Rs.241 crore spent so far, for the construction of Suvarna Soudha at Belgaum.  Construction to be completed by September 2011.
  • 322 Kms. of road and 322 bridges developed by KRDCL at a cost of Rs.842 crore.

 

Development of 10,000 Kms of Road as detailed below :

  • Roads connecting District Head quarters to District Head Quarters.
  • Roads connecting District Head quarters to Taluk Head quarters.
  • Connecting roads from State border to District and Taluk Head quarters.
  • Roads connecting Taluk Head quarters to Taluk Head quarters.

 

 

Development of Ports

  • Rs.19 crore spent for development and maintenance of 10 small ports.
  • Rs.19 crore spent for prevention of Sea Erosion in Coastal areas.

 

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For the first time in the state, our government has provided free Bicycles to all the 8th standard students of Government and Aided High Schools.  So far 20.54 lakh students have been benefited.  Rs.125 crore provided for free Bicycles scheme during 2011-12.

 

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Quality Education

Primary and Higher Education

  • ‘Nali Kali’ scheme has become very popular. It is implemented in 40,137 Government Kannada Medium Primary Schools and extended up to 3rd standard.  7 lakh children benefited.
  • National Primary Education Scheme started. 74 Model Schools established.  State’s share of Rs.50 crore released.
  • Rs.2 crore released towards interest subsidy on educational loan scheme which benefits 24,000 poor students.
  • Text books distributed free of cost to 11 lakh students of Government Schools from 1st to 10th standard.
  • Uniforms worth Rs.90 crore distributed free of cost to 57 lakh students.
  • Income Certificate for admission to Rural Government Primary Schools excempted.
  • Sanchi Honnamma and Sir C.V. Raman Scholarships worth Rs.1 crore and Rs.80.50 lakh given for 5,000 and 1,600 students respectively.
  • 232 Kittur Rani Chennamma Girls Residential Schools started in most backward taluks.  Rs.52 lakh released.
  • Rs.10 crore for construction of Government Polytechnic College building at Bidar.
  • 2,821 High School Teachers and 11,037 Primary School Teachers newly appointed.
  • Monthly food allowance of hostel students increased, 66.68 lakh students benefited.

 

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Graph Caption ……….. Budget allocation for Higher Education during the last 4 years.

 

Page 33 – Graph Capiton – Expenditure towards Infrastructure for Schools and Colleges.

 

Higher Education

  • Development works worth Rs.5 crore completed at Karnataka Women University, Bijapur.
  • Rs.2 crore spent for developmental activities of Music and Performing Arts University at Mysore.
  • Rs.9.25 crore spent out of Rs.10 crore for the activities of New University at Davanagere.
  • 13,000 Teaching Staff newly recruited.
  • Rs.10 crore allocated for the developmental activities of Music and Janapada Universities during 2011-12.
  • Apart from Bangalore, for the first time, CET counselling additionally started at Shimoga, Mangalore and Gulbarga.
  • Rs.10,000 paid by government towards the admission fee of poor meritorious students pursuing technical courses  through CET.
  • Expert Committee constituted to address CET seat allotment issue.
  • Rs.10 crore grant for each University at Tumkur, Davanagare and Bijapur.
  • Rs.5 crore for Hampi University.
  • Approval for starting Azim Premji and Alliance Universities in private sector.
  • Six New Universities started- Davanagere University, Karnataka Sanskrit University, Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Janapada University, Music University, Rani Chennamma University.

 

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Medical Education

  • Rs.50 crore released for development of Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences at Bellary.
  • Approval for development works worth Rs.80 crore for Super Speciality Hospital, Bellary.
  • The bed strength of Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, increased from 792 to 1,200.
  • Nursing Schools started newly at Tumkur and Haveri.
  • Water Purification Units set up at Victoria and Bowring Hospitals by spending Rs. 8.3 crore.
  • C.T. Scanner installed at Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore.
  • Health City to come up at Ramanagara.
  • Peripheral Cancer Center  started at Gulbarga District Hospital on PPP basis.

 

Special Development Plan

  • A High Level Committee constituted to implement the recommendations of Dr. D.M.  Nanjundappa Committee to redress regional imbalance.
  • Rs.4,605 crore spent during the last three years for the development of 114 backward taluks under the Special Development Plan.
  • Rs.2,123.61 crore released and Rs.2,118.31 crore spent under SDP during 2010-11. Rs.2,975 crore allocated for 2011-12.
  • Special emphasis given for Education, Public Health, Skill Development and Rural Development in the SDP of 2009-10.

 

 

Page 20 – Horticulture

 

Horticulture crops in the State have been extended to an area of 20 lakh hectare. Production of horticulture products has reached 150 lakh tons per annum. Export capacity of horticulture produce has also improved. Rs.3,556 crore worth of horticulture produce is being exported. Karnataka stands first in exporting flowers and jerkins. Flowers worth Rs.50 crore and Jerkins worth Rs. 245 crore are being exported.

 

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Our government has given top priority for providing quality health care to all.  As a result, infant mortality rate has come down. The institutional delivery has gone up by 93%. Health check up of 85 lakh students conducted during 2010-11.

 

 

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Health for all

  • Infant mortality rate in the State reduced from 45 to 41 (per 1,000).  Mothers mortality rate reduced from 218 to 213. The rate of institutional delivery has gone up from 63 to 93%.
  • Under Vajapee Arogya Shree Scheme, which is started in Gulbarga and Belgaum division, 32.5 lakh BPL families of 13 districts covered.  So for 8,740 beneficiaries have availed the facility under the scheme which provides for free treatment / Surgery up to Rs. 2 lakh.  Rs.40 crore has been allotted for the scheme in 2011-12.
  • Arogya Bandhu Scheme started on PPP basis at 56 Primary Health Centres.
  • 2.18 crore calls received and 10.77 lakh precious lives saved under Arogya Kavacha 108.  517 Ambulances operating across all the districts.
  • Rs.23.58 crore spent for Surgeries of 5,769 School Children under Suvarna Arogya Chaitanya Scheme.
  • 998 out of 2,310 Primary Health Centres converted into 24×7 service units.
  • Panchakarma Hospital with 100 bed capacity being started at Mysore by spending Rs.3 crore.

 

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Beneficiaries under various schemes – treatment of burns, treatment of senior citizens, Suvarna Arogya Chaitanya Scheme, Tele Medicine, Dialysis, Arogya Kavacha, Janani Suraksha, Thayi Bhagya, Madilu, Prasoothi Haraike.

 

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  • Ayurveda Hospital building of 60 beds at Shimoga completed by spending Rs. 2 crore.
  • Rs. 10 crore allocated for starting Ayurveda College at Shimoga
  • Ayush Units to be started in all the District Hospitals – Rs. 5 crore allocated
  • Rs. 3.72 crore out of Rs.5 crore spent towards upgradation of Government Ayurveda Hospitals at Bangalore, Mysore and Bellary.
  • Drugs testing labs constructed at Hubli and Bellary by spending Rs. 15 crore.
  • 117 Primary Health Centres newly started in rural areas.
  • 70,661 women have availed fee delivery facilities under Thayi Bhagya Scheme.
  • 6,243 rural women who delivered children at private hospitals have been paid an incentive of Rs. 6 lakh, at the rate of Rs.1,000 per head.
  • Free Medical check up of 8.16 lakh Bhagyalakshmi Scheme beneficiaries and 2.53 lakh children treated for various diseases.
  • 95 mobile clinics have been pressed into service in the State.
  • 1,737 general medical officers and 5,863 para medical staff appointed.
  • The IV World Ayurveda Conference successfully held in Bangalore in which representatives from 26 countries all over the world took part.

 

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Our government has started many novel programmes to attract investors to the State for Industrial Development.  New Industrial Policy implemented.  Vision Group started for industrial development.  Tax concessions extended to new industries and special tax concessions and subsidy provided for industries started in backward areas.  Green Technology encouraged.  Our government intends to create employment opportunities to around 10 lakh persons with an investment of Rs. 5 lakh crore by 2014.

 

Land Bank :

A land bank has been started for providing land for setting up new industries without delay. Process for acquiring 85,934 acres of land is on. Final notification issued for acquiring 28,917 acres.  19,183 acres acquired for Single Unit Complexes.

 

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Pro Industry initiatives

Global Investors Meet, an unprecedented success.

  • MOUs for 389 projects with an investment of Rs.3.92 lakh crore signed during Global Investors Meet held in June 2010.  17 projects have already started.  210 projects under various stages of implementation.  583 projects involving an investment of Rs.1.93 lakh crore approved post GIM.
  • 227 projects of Rs.2.91 lakh crore investment started during last one year.
  • 439 projects with an investment from Rs.3 to 50 crore and 186 projects with an investment above Rs.50 crore have been approved by the single window clearance committee which are expected to create an employment potential of 1 lakh and 6 lakh respectively.
  • Approval for 56 SEZs with investment potential of Rs.34,000 crore.  20 projects with an employment potential of one lakh  already started.
  • A total of 972 projects approved including those cleared during GIM.  Investment mobilisation of over 6 lakh crore with an employment potential of more than 14 lakh.
  • New Textile and Semi Conductor Policies implemented.
  • Steps taken to start Textile Parks at District level.
  • Two Food Parks ready for inauguration. 9 under construction.
  • 267 cases settled in Industrial Adalats held across the State.
  • In all, 1,491 projects approved in three years.  6 lakh crore investment and creation of 18 lakh jobs expected.

 

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Our Government aims to usher ‘Water Revolution’ by proper utilisation of available Water Resources of the State and by solving the water problem in drought prone areas.  The decade of 2011-2020 is declared as “Irrigation Decade”.  We have planned to complete all the irrigation projects, to achieve water efficiency, increase agriculture production and to accomplish food security during this irrigation decade.

 

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Water Revolution:

Major and Medium Irrigation Projects

 

  • 14 major and medium irrigation projects have been completed during the last three years.
  • Irrigation facility provided for 46,146 acres during 2010-11.
  • Under major and medium irrigation projects, financial progress of Rs.9,117.72 crore achieved and irrigation potential of 1,25,370 hectares (3,09,664 acres) created during 3 years.
  • Rs.3,394 crore spent for 77 major and medium irrigation projects during 2010-11.  Rs. 6,029 crore allocated for 2011-12.
  • Modernisation works of Tungabhadra LBC and distributaries to the tune of Rs.250 crore have been completed during canal closure period of 2010-11.
  • Rs.147 crore spent under I.A.B.P. for modernization of Bhadra canal.
  • Field Irrigation Canals constructed in 2 lakh hactare area under Command Area Development Programme.
  • For the first time, Rs.760 crore allocated in 2011-12 budget for Command Area Development Programme.
  • So-far, Rs.38 crore out of Rs.500 crore spent on Singataluru Lift Irrigation Project.
  • Rs.674 crore allotted in the 2011-12 budget to complete 30 major and medium on going Irrigation Projects.
    • 8 TMC water saved due to modernization of Tunga Bhadra, Bhadra and Kabini projects during 2009-10.  22,000 hectares of land benefited.

 

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We have a target to revive 2,923 tanks under World Bank funded water conservation project.  1,276 tanks have already been revived and handed over.  Remaining work is in progress.  Rs.432 crore spent so far out of Rs.815.63 crore.

 

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Water Revolution

  • 16 gates of the more than 75 year old K.R.S. dam have been changed at a cost of Rs.7.40 crore.
  • Modernization works of century old Vijayanagara Canal and Kattepur Dam channels are in progress.
  • Administrative approval given for filling up of 20 tanks of Chamarajanagar and Gundlupet taluks.  Rs.212 crore allocated.
  • The construction of Chandapura Bridge-cum-Barrage across Manjra River has been completed.
  • Telemetry system for online management of water-flow in canals started on experimental basis under Ghataprabha scheme.

Minor Irrigation

  • Quality control unit set up to ensure quality in works.
  • Emphasis given for collection of water tax to empower Water Consumer Co-operative Societies.
  • Approval given for construction of 305 minor irrigation projects across 14 districts under A.I.B.P.  Rs.51.35 crore spent so far out of the allocation of Rs.388.85 crore.
  • Rs.490.77 crore spent out of Rs.530 crore to construct lift irrigation project, check dams and barrages.
  • Rs.807.25 crore allocated for minor irrigation projects during 2011-12.

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Rural Prosperity:

Our Government is committed to provide better infrastructure facilities to all the villages of the State.  We have allocated Rs.4,385 crore for Rural Development in the 2011-12 Budget to provide quality roads, clean drinking water, electricity, toilets, drainages and employment to the people of all the villages across the State.  It has been decided to utilize  Rs.1,000 crore and Rs.1,250 crore for improving the roads and drinking water supply respectively out of the allocation of Rs.4,385 crore.

  • Reservation for elected women representatives in Pachayat Raj Institutions has been enhanced from 33% to 50%.
  • 2,500 Panchayat  Development Officers recruited.
  • The honorarium of elected representatives, viz., Gram Panchayat Members, ZP and Taluk Members,  Presidents and Vice Presidents of all these institutions has been increased.
  • Financial support of Rs. 354 crore to 2.75 lakh members of 22,000 Self Help Groups formed  under Swarna Jayanthi Gram Swarojgar Scheme.
  • 1,132 villages developed under Suvarna Gramodaya Scheme. Rs.1,267.90 crore spent so far.  Roads and drainage development works worth Rs.431.07 crore completed in 95 villages during 2010-11.  Rs.400 provided for the continuation of projects during 2011-12.
  • Under Pradhana Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, 6,959 K.Ms of road developed with an expenditure of Rs.2,134 crore.
  • Under Mukya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, 32,684 K.Ms of roads maintained with an expenditure of Rs.476 crore.
  • Under “Jala Nirmal” Scheme, 612 works related to supply of drinking water in rural areas completed with an expenditure of Rs.211 crore.
  • Under Total Sanitation Campaign, the unit incentive of toilets to be built by BPL families has been raised from Rs.2,500/- to Rs.3,000/-.  23 lakh individual families have built toilets in their homes and more than 11,000 schools and Anganavadis have also got this facility.
  • Drinking water facilities for 4,500 rural schools.
  • Under NREGA, job cards issued to 148 lakh families, employment provided to 65 lakh families, 3,165.41 lakh man days of work created.
  • Based on our good progress under NREGA, the Central Government has increased the grant from Rs.2,846 crore to Rs.4,781 crore for the year 2010-11.  National awards for Belgaum, Gulbarga and Dharwad for excellent implementation of NREGA.
  • Nirmal Grama Puraskar Award for 745 Grama Panchayats of the State.
  • Nairmalya State Award for 127 Grama Panchayats for effective implementation of Total Sanitation Campaign.
  • Rs.1,109 crore utilized for supplying drinking water in 6,004 villages and 1,972 rural schools during 2010-11.
  • Rs.1 crore provided for establishing a Panchayat Raj Peetha in memory of late Nazeer Sab at Center for Multi Disciplinary Research in Dharwad.

Target and Achievement of Rural Development Sector from 2005-06 to 2010-11

Rs. in crores

Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Target 1975 2162 2884 3526 6428 6571
Achievement 1776 1858 2792 3386 5704 5820

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Awards

  • 2nd Prize at National level under “Panchayat Empowerment & Accountability” scheme during 2010-11.

 

  • National e-Governance award-2011 for development & implementation of Panchatantra Software in the State.

 

  • The state stands 1st in the quality of works and 2nd in the implementation of Pradhana Mantri Gram Sadak Yojane. (PMGSY)

 

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Regional Development

  • Rs.388 crore provided during 2011-2012 for the development of specified areas to address the problem of regional imbalance.
  • Rs.45 crore provided for Hyderabad-Karnataka Area Developmet Board.
  • Rs.34 crore provided for Malnad  Area Developmet Board.
  • Rs.6 crore provided for Bayalau Seeme Area Developmet Board.
  • Rs.3 crore provided for Coastal Area Developmet Board.
  • Rs.300 crore provided for Legislator’s  Area Developmet scheme.
  • Rs.50 crore each provided for development of infrastructure facilities at Yadgir and Chikkaballapur districts during 2011-12.

 

Details of grant released for Legislators Area Development Scheme (in Rs. crore)

Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Grant 150.00 300.00 183.25 150.00 450.00 399.20

 

 

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Social Equality

If the State has to achieve all round progress, the fruits of the services of the government should reach all the sections of the society.  Enough opportunities have to be provided for the economic and social development.  Keeping this in mind, our government has implemented various programmes for the development of SC/STs.  We aim to achieve allround growth of these communities through several innovative schemes.

 

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  • 179 Kitturu Rani Chennamma Residential Schools have been started to provide quality education. Out of these schools, 108 schools are meant for SCs, 37 for STs and 34 schools for BCM students.
  • 29 Morarji Desai Residential P.U. Science Colleges started at district head quarters.

 

  • 530 hostels including 297 for SC, 29 for ST and 204 for BCM Students have been started.
  • Rs.287 crore spent towards construction of 164 hostel buildings.  42 hostel buildings have been completed and remaining 122 buildings are in different stages of construction.
  • The monthly food allowance per student of Pre-Metric SC/ST hostels increased from Rs.650/- to Rs.750/-.
  • The same for Post-Metric students increased from Rs.750/- to Rs.850/- .
  • The monthly financial assistance to SC/ST students not residing in hostels raised from Rs.75/- to Rs.250/- for students of 1 to 7th standard and from Rs.100/- to Rs.500/- for students of 8th to 10 standard.
  • Around 30,000 SC/ST students have availed the cash incentive of Rs.5,000 and Rs.10,000 respectively for scoring more than 60% and 70% marks in SSLC.
  • Rs.300 crore earmarked for the development of basic facilities in  300 SC/ST colonies during 2011-12.
  • Nursing training for 7,000 students, Rs.9 crore spent.
  • Eleven Hostels started in 11 districts for students of fully and partially migrating tribes. Rs.38 crore provided for starting such hostels in 19 remaining districts during 2011-12.
  • Karnataka Thanda Development Corporation started, Rs.40 crore grant provided.
  • Potters Corporation started, Rs.3 crore assistance for 800 beneficiaries.
  • Rs.14.5 crore loan and subsidy assistance for 3,700 Scavengers.
  • Electrification of 34,000 bore wells under Gangakalyana scheme.

 

Details of grant (in Rs. Crore)

Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Grant 1304 1713 2392 2907

 

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Our government is committed to the welfare of minority communities.  Rs.97 crore was the budget allocation for the welfare of minorities in 2007-08.  We have increased it to Rs.207 crore during 2010-11.  The allocation has gone up to Rs.326 crore for 2011-12.  Rs.50 crore provided separately for the development of Christians.  This is the first of its kind in Karnataka.

 

 

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Minorities, Life of peace and contentment –

 

  • 6,000 Wakf properties have been protected through computerization.
  • 19 additional Shadi Mahals constructed increasing the total number of Shadi Mahals in the state to 120.
  • Rs.17.50 crore loan advanced to 9,399 students under ‘Arivu’ Scheme.
  • 65,000 benefited under skill development programmes.
  • Rs.16 crore released for construction and development of Wakf institutions.
  • Land acquired for construction of Haj Mahal in Bangalore, Rs.5 crore provided.
  • Order issued for the sanction of scholarships to students pursuing higher education in foreign countries, Rs.1 crore provided.
  • Buildings for 14 Morarji Desai Residential Schools are under construction.
  • 26 hostels for Minorities’ students completed, 56 under construction.

Grants provided for Welfare of Monorities (in Rs. Crore)

Year 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Grant 51.32 92.16 111.45 186.66 263.84

Number of Wakf properties Protected

Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Target 65 10 33 100 100 100
Achievement 74 77 74 102 82 84

Grant for State Haj Committee (Rs. In lakhs)

Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Grant 75 70 80 90 100 75

Grant for constructions of Haj Buildings  (Rs. In crore)

Year 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Grant 2 5 10

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Bhagyalakshmi

 

Bhagyalashmi scheme is one of the flagship programmes of our government.  This scheme which is empowering girl children born in BPL families has become a model  for other states and some states have started emulating.  Initial deposit amount  under Bhagyalakshmi Scheme has been doubled  so that the  maturity  value is increased to Rs.1 lakh. 

 

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Progress under Bhagyalakshmi Scheme

 

Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Total
Target 175.58 132.43 316.64 229.89 521.98** 1376.53
Achievement 1,66,728 1,23,789 2,97,764 1,45,144 2,84,764 10,18,189

 

** 200% increase in beneficiaries number during 2010-11 compared to 2009-10.

Empowerment of Women

Bhagyalakshmi of our home

  • 13,28,038 beneficiaries have been enrolled so far and 10,18,189 bonds  worth Rs.1,376.53 crore distributed.  Medical checkup of the beneficiaries conducted and sarees distributed among the mothers of the beneficiaries. This programme will be continued and Rs.400 crore provided for 2011-12.
  • The remuneration of Anganawadi workers and helpers increased from Rs.2,500/- to Rs.3,000/- and from Rs.1,250/- to Rs.1,500/- respectively.
  • Pension scheme launched, to benefit more than 75,000 Anganawadi workers and helpers, Rs.6.07 crore spent.
  • Anganawadi buildings completed in 4,010 villages at a cost of Rs.145 crore. There are 63,356 Anganawadi centers in the State.  Rs.100 crore provided for maintenance and construction of Anganawadi buildings during 2011-12.
  • 4,808 houses constructed at a cost of Rs.40,000 per unit, across 10 districts for the benefit of houseless women who were formerly devadasis.  Rs.20 crore released.
  • Devadasi Rehabilitation Programme has empowered nearly 8,000 persons.
  • Rs.17.72 crore subsidy provided to 18,442 beneficiaries under Udyogini Scheme.
  • Training provided for more than 9,200 members to start business.
  • Loan advanced to 5,763 Self Help Groups at the interest rate of 6%.  Rs.942 crore of savings by 21 lakh members of 1.40 lakh Sthree Shakthi SHGs.
  • Medium term daily loan scheme for road side women traders to be implemented during 2011-12.  Rs.2 crore provided to start this scheme on pilot basis in Mysore and Shimoga.
  • Rs.17.64 crore released for the construction of Sthree Shakthi Bhavans across 133 taluks of state.

 

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The State government has spent Rs.1,965 crore during 2010-11 for various social security schemes.  Rs.1,742 crore provided social welfare security measures for 2011-12.

 

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Social Justice

  • A total of 39.89 lakh beneficiaries are availing pension under various social security schemes, out of which, 20.5 lakh beneficiaries have been newly added during the last three years.
  • Under Sandhya Suraksha Scheme alone, 13.79 beneficiaries newly enrolled, who are getting monthly pension of Rs.400.
  • 6.85 handicapped persons are getting monthly pension out of which 1.91 lakh persons with more than 75% disability are getting a monthly pension of Rs.1,000.  (This assistance is the contribution of the present government).
  • Rs.1.92 crore provided for 659 landless BPL families under Aam Admi Bima Yojana.
  • Scholarships worth Rs.180 crore provided to 14,929 students.
  • E-stamping facility provided at 601 centres across the State including 161 centres in Bangalore.
  • Stamp duty reduced from 7.5% to 6%.

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Infrastructure play a major role in the development of the State.  Our government has adopted eco friendly holistic sustainable strategies in the fields of infrastructure like Urban Transport, Railway, Ports, Air Ports, Agriculture, Industry, etc.  91 projects with an investment of Rs.67,792 crore have been formulated under PPP model.  It is intended to build High Speed Rail route of 34 Kms from Bangalore International Airport to M.G. Road.

 

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New Dimension to Basic Infrastructure

 

Air Ports

  • Action taken for development of Air Ports at Shimoga, Gulbarga, Bijapur and Hassan on PPP model.
  • 670 acres and 680 acres of land acquired for Gulbarga and Shimoga Air Ports respectively, MOU signed with developers.
  • Plan document signed with concessionaries of Bijapur Airport.
  • Temporary Air Strip and Terminal Building built at Bidar Air Port.  NOC from Central Civil Aviation Ministry awaited.
  • Action taken to acquire 370 acres of additional land and 93 acres for extension of runway of Belgaum Air Port.
  • New terminal complex and alternative taxiway completed at Mangalore  Air Port, action is being initiated to acquire the land belonging to Deccan Park Building for the extension of the Air Port.
  • Action is being taken to pay compensation to the 710 acres land to be acquired to upgrade Hubli Air Port to International Standards.
  • Approval granted for development of Thadadi Port at a cost of Rs.5 crore.
  • Approval for investment project of Vijayanagara Area Development Authority.
  • Approval for Urban Gas Distribution Scheme at a cost of Rs.4 crore.

 

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Air Strips

  • Eleven Air Strips to be formed at Davanagere, Chickmagalore, Udupi, Madikeri, Gokarna, Chitradurga, Bagalkot, Haveri, Gadag and Kollegal.
  • Identification and acquisition process of lands for the Air Strips of Bagalkot, Davanagere, Gokarna, Chickmagalore, Gadag, Chitradurga and Udupi has started.

 

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State’s Contribution to Railway Projects

  • Rs.53 crore released during last three years for the construction of railway over/under bridges.
  • Rs.217 crore and Rs.45 crore released respectively for the construction of new rail routes between Kottur – Harihara and Munirabad-Mehaboobnagar.
  • Gadag-Solapur route opened for traffic.
  • Doubling of Bangalore-Ramanagar rail route completed, Rs.197 crore released. Rs.75 crore released for doubling of Ramanagara-Mysore track. Works completed between Ramangara-Channapatna and Mysore-Naganahalli route.  Shettyhalli-Naganahalli route works under progress.
  • Rs.125 crore released for the new railway track project of Bidar-Gulbarga, land acquisition completed.
  • Rs.116.02 crore released for the construction of Shimoga-Talguppa track.  Work expected to complete by the end of 2011.

Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms.

Suitable amendments have been brought to the Karnataka Lokayuktha Act to empower the Lokayuktha.  Approval has been given for 15 additional and 12 technical posts.  292 new posts have also been created.  Lokayuktha has been empowered to conduct SUO MOTO enquiry of officials up to the rank of Chief Secretary. Up Lokayuktha has been appointed.

  • In Janaspandana  Meetings, 9,76,941 applications were received out of which 9,70,731 applications (98%) have been disposed off.
  • Chief Information Commissioner and Four State Information Commissioners have been appointed to Karnataka Information Commission.
  • Meet the public programme by the Chief Minister during all the working days except Sundays, whenever the CM is in headquarters.

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Global level basic infrastructure facilities are being provided for Bangalore which has the distinction of being the fastest developing city in the world.  Best quality roads, drainage and drinking water facilities, under and over bridges etc, are being provided. Necessary action has been initiated for the beautification of the city.  Emphasis has also given for the development of tier 2 cities.  Our government is successful in addressing all the major problems faced due to urbanization.

 

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A New dimension for Urban Development

  • Increase in total amount spent for urban development, 165% and 122% increase during 2009-10 and 2010-11 respectively.
  • Central Government’s ‘Sanitation Awards’ for five major towns of State, second place for Mysore.
  • Rs.899 crore released for 4,000 works related to road, water and drainage development under Chief Minister’s Nagarotthana  Scheme,  Rs.653 crore spent, 73% progress.
  • Computerization of 214 local bodies.
  • E-Tendering System implemented in 7 Mahanagara Palikes.
  • Chief Minister’s Urban Development Scheme implemented. Rs.340 crore released and fully utilized under this scheme.
  • Nagarapalike (City Municipalities) Rs.100 crore, Rs.15 crore for district headquarters, Rs.5 crore for taluk headquarters and Rs.2 crore for other Town Panchayats being provided to upgrade infrastructure facilities.
  • Notification issued for Kempegowda and Shivarama Karantha Layouts in Bangalore City.
  • Approval for formation of Layouts in memory of late K.C.Reddy, D.Devaraj Urs, Sri S.Nijalingappa.
  • All the Offices of the Urban and Rural Planning Departments and Planning Authorities are being computerized with an expenditure of Rs.4.5 crore.
  • Development works worth Rs.208 crore implemented under Karnataka Urban Development Coastal and Environment Management Scheme.
  • Rs.532 crore has been spent to provide infrastructure facilities across 7 Mahanagara Palikes of the State.

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Awards

  • National City Water Supply awards 2009 have been conferred on three towns of Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Chitradurga and Kundapura towns.
  • The State has secured 2nd prize in the category of application of information technology in Urban Administration at the India Tech excellent awards held recently.
  • Four town local bodies have got ‘Green Leaf’ awards.
  • Four town local bodies have also got ‘Icon SWIM 2009’ prizes for proper handling of solid wastes.

 

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  • Development works worth Rs.1,454 crore have been completed across 211 towns under Chief Minister’s Small and Medium Towns Development Scheme.
  • Similarly, development initiatives worth of Rs.626 crore have been completed across 211 local bodies.
  • The survey of slums across the state has been completed.  As per this survey, 7,87,604 families are living in 3,568 slums.
  • Rs.13 crore released towards free water supply to SC/ST families under Nirmala Ganga Scheme.
  • Mysore stood first in the entire country in purchasing and operationalising all the buses allocated under JNNURM scheme.

BWSSB

  • Necessary amendments have been brought to make rain water harvesting mandatory in all buildings of 40×60 feet dimension. Rain water harvesting  has already been implemented in 21,000 buildings.
  • Cauvery 4th stage IInd Phase project with a financial support of Rs.3,383.70 crore from Japan International Co-operation Bank is under way.
  • Rs.5 crore has been waived towards interest due on water bill of 12,000 dwellers of 127 slums at the rate of around Rs.6,200 per dweller.
  • Seven water storage tanks are being built at a cost of Rs.34 crore.
  • Water measurement instruments installed at a cost of Rs.14 crore in Bangalore city.

Award – BWSSB has secured first prize in the National Town Water Awards instituted by Urban Development Department of Government of India for  financial reforms.

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Bangalore Development Authority

  • Six different road development works worth Rs.333 crore have been completed along the outer ring road.
  • Eight road junction development works worth Rs.328 crore are under progress along the outer ring road.
  • Development works worth Rs.105 crore are being implemented to upgrade 12 tanks under BDA jurisdiction.
  • Works related to development of roads, over bridges and under bridges worth Rs.278 crore are under progress.
  • Development works to make 8 junctions signal free corridor between Central Silk Board and Hebbal ring road at a cost of Rs.378 crore launched, Rs.421 crore spent.
  • 1,554 development works amounting to Rs. 623 crore are being implemented across 12 Assembly constituencies newly added to the BBMP area.
  • 261 acres of encroached land worth Rs.1,777 crore has been taken over.
  • 29 tanks are being revived.

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Amount spent by BBMP for various Developmental Works (Rs. Crores)

 

Year 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2011-12
Over bridges 14.45 23.01 5.17 - - - -
Under bridges - - - 39.18 - 11.52
New parks 5.11 8.99 11.16 13.95 12.76 13.81 11.52
New layouts 1490.16 1789.72 2371.39 3324.54 3938.32 3388.52 3962.63
Drinking water 0.56 0.59 5.61 6.38 1.68 26.58 40.88
Slums 1.76 3.70 5.99 8.54 17.52 3.47 1.68

 

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B B M P

  • Eight main roads are being developed at a cost of Rs.300 crore.
  • 14 different development works worth Rs.284 crore completed under JNNURM.
  • Asphalting of 2,280 Kms of road at a cost of Rs.1,601 crore completed.
  • Concrete roads of 735 Kms length built at a cost of Rs.277 crore.
  • Under bridges/Surface passes worth Rs.50 crore built at 9 places.
  • Puttenahalli ring road completed – Rs. 23 crore spent
  • Under pass built near Hennur Banasavadi road – Rs.27 crore spent. Over bridge near Yeshwantapur completed – Rs.19 crore spent.
  • Pedestrian Sub-ways built at 12 different places – Rs.12 crore spent.
  • Development works worth Rs.643 crore are underway under JNNURM.
  • 656 parks developed, 252 parks are being developed
  • Development works of 79 Kms of road dividers, 124 traffics circles, 21 boulevards and erection of 37 traffic lights completed.
  • Development works of 21 tanks across Bangalore worth Rs.218 crore under progress.
  • 270 BBMP -1 service centres started.
  • Development works worth Rs.490 crore of rain water canals are in final stages.

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With a view to create employment in various sectors, candidates who are deficient in skills are divided in to 1,060 zones under M.E.S. Scheme and are being given skill training.  Special emphasis has been given for training and employment in electrical and electronics, agriculture, hospitality, garments, construction, tourism etc.

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Labour welfare

  • Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana which provides for medical facility up to Rs.30,000/- for a family of five members has been implemented on a pilot basis in Bangalore Rural, Belgaum, Dakshina Kannada, Mysore and Shimoga districts.
  • 1.61 lakh Smart Cards issued to BPL beneficiaries under this scheme.  Rs.30 crore provided for 2011-12.
  • Rs.25 crore provided for implementation of Suvarna Textile Policy during 2011-12.
  • Auto Mechanic Course started in Industrial Training Institutes.
  • Rs.7 crore released for Karnataka State un organized sector labourers’ Social Welfare Board.
  • New action plan implemented to prevent child labour, Rs.13.50 crore released.
  • New Pension Schemes started for labourers in un organized sector. Rs.70 lakh provided.

Namma Metro

  • Metro rail will shortly run along the reach-1.   Clearance from Centre awaited.
  • Track works from Byappanahalli and Cricket stadium completed.
  • Station works, signalling and Telecommunication etc. will be completed shortly.
  • Five Metro Rails (15 bogies) imported. Trial run over.
  • Total Metro Rail Project of 151 Kms expected to complete by 2013.  145 Kms of work  is  under progress.
  • The tunnel digging work between Majestic and Minsk square launched recently.

 

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KSRTC, BMTC, South West and North East Road Transport Corporations have been providing quality services at affordable rates to the people of the State.  Our transport organisations have earned the distinction of being the best in public sector in the entire country.  KSRTC  has achieved a turnover of Rs.5,559 crore and made Rs.169 crore net profit during 2010-11.

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Face lift for Transport

 

  • 25% concession in bus fare for senior citizens over 65 years of age.  2,04,54,320 persons benefited.
  • Free travel facility for Widows and Freedom fighters.
  • Parcel and Courier services started in buses.
  • 120 Semi Low floor and 30 Volvo buses introduced in Mysore.
  • Unique smart card scheme introduced in 55 RTO Offices, 29 lakh smart cards issued.
  • 2,974 new buses added, 1,857 old buses scrapped.
  • 16 Bus stations, 13 Units and Regional Work Shops started, 30 bus stations upgraded.
  • Bus Day started in Bangalore to popularise mass public transport, extended to Mysore and Mangalore.
  • Transport sector has won more than 25 National and International Awards for exemplary service in almost all sections of transport.

 

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation

  • 25 buses under Atal Sarige scheme introduced for the benefit of the poor travelers.  50% concession in bus fare offered.
  • A fleet of One thousand latest buses added under JNNURM.
  • 471 Volvo buses including 408 Vajra and 63 Vayu Vajra introduced.
  • ‘Bus day’ introduced to popularize the use of mass transport has received wide support from public.
  • C.M. and Ministers have also traveled in public transport buses on the Bus Day.

 

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Law and Order situation has improved across the State.  No. of incidents of crime have also been reduced.  All sections of the people including the minorities are leading a peaceful and secure life.  Karnataka State Legal Commission has been started.  Out of 77 lakh pending Civil and Criminal cases, 31 lakh cases have been settled during the last three years.  The Supreme Court has appreciated this effort.

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Law and Order

  • Eleven new District and Taluk Sub Jails opened.
  • New Fire  Service Stations started in Ten Taluks.
  • 2,917 Police Constables and 400 Police Sub-Inspectors recruited.
  • 3,904 Police Constables and 438 Lady Constables are being recruited.
  • The grant for Karnataka State Police Welfare Fund has been raised from Rs.50 lakh to Rs.1 crore.
  • Rs.1 crore released for construction of N.A. Muthanna Memorial Residential School at Dharwad for the Children of Police personnel.
  • New Police Commissionarate  started at Mangalore.
  • All the Police Stations and other offices have been computerized.
  • 342 Jailers and 47 staff recruited in Prisons Department.
  • New vehicles and other equipments worth Rs.5 crore supplied to modernize prisons during 2010-11.
  • The Daily Allowance of Home Guards raised from Rs.125/- to Rs.175/- in Bangalore and from Rs.100/- to Rs.150/- in other places.
  • 31 Fire Station Officers, 202 drivers, 1,174 Fire extinguishers are being recruited.

Law

  • 21 new courts of different class started across the State.
  • 34,795 Lok Adalaths conducted, 2,35,080 cases disposed off.
  • 93 Fast Track Courts started, 43,915 cases disposed off.

 

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Karnataka is in the forefront of IT & BT and other Science and Technology related Sectors.  The State has been attracting large investments under Bio Technology segment in India.  Our Government has formulated many innovative policies related to Semi Conductor, Bio Technology, ICT, Electronic & Hardware to create an industry friendly environment.

 

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Information Technology & Bio-Technology

 

  • Rural BPO Centres started at Taluk and Hobli Headquarters.
  • 32 Rural BPOs set up,  Rs.40 lakh per unit provided, Rs.4.6 lakh spent.
  • Out of 712 applications for BPO Centres, 42 settled, 28  centres have already started working, Rs.8.2 crore released.
  • Software worth of Rs.85,000/- crore exported during 2010-11, which amounts to a whooping 30% share of the total national software exports.
  • Preliminary notification issued for acquiring 2,072 acres of land to start IT Investment zone near B.I.A.L.
  • Bio Technology Park started in Electronic City. IBAB, Bio IT Centre and CHG Institutions started in first phase.
  • Bio IT Facility Centre started in IBAB Campus of Bangalore Bio Tech Park at a cost of Rs.19.54 crore. Central share of Rs.7.84 crore and State share of Rs.5 crore released and fully spent.
  • IT parks are being developed in Mysore, Shimoga, Mangalore, Belgaum and Gulbarga on PPP model.
  • Rs.2 crore provided for starting IT Park in Gulbarga.
  • Aryabhata IT Park developed in Hubli, Rs.3 crore spent.
  • 1,500 acres of land allotted near Challakere to start second branch of the Indian Institute of Science, activities have already started.

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Information Technology & Bio-Technology

  • Telemetric rain gauge centres set up in 747 hobli and 303 Grama Panchayat Headquarters.
  • Permanent Seismic centres started at 12 different places across the State.
  • 14 acres of land allotted to JNCASR near Hessarghatta to start Science and Technology Policy Study Centre.
  • 17.3 acres of land allotted to Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bangalore, to start an International Centre for study of Theoretical Sciences.
  • Tech Park is being built at Devanahalli.

 

Employment Era

Job Fairs have been conducted by our government in order to provide employment to the youth.  So far, 27 job fairs have been held in which 2,897 industrialists and 3,50,000 applicants have participated.  2,95,149 persons have got jobs.

 

  • For the first time in the country, Karnataka Vocational Training and Skill Development Corporation started.
  • 75,000 candidates have been trained in various skills through government and private I T Is.

 

Table

 

Details of Job Fairs and No. of employments provided

 

Details Nos.
No. of skill development and job fairs held 27
District level mini-job fairs 171
No. of Industrialists who participated in job fairs 2,897
No. of total applicants participated 3,50,000
No. of employments provided 74,345
Employment provided through skill training 2,95,149
Employment provided through District Employment Exchange 21,416
Employment provided through Stipend Scheme 44,793
Employment provided in public sectors through Stipend Scheme 3,703

 

 

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Our government has undertaken a massive programme of relocating 294 villages perennially affected by floods.  More than 59,000 houses are being constructed under Asare programme.  So far, 30,000 houses have been completed and the remaining will be completed shortly.

 

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Permanent Shelter for flood affected

 

  • A total of 294 villages are being relocated under Asare Scheme (148 fully and 146 partially).
  • 5,653 acres of land acquired for construction of houses.  Rs.155 crore released by government for relief and rehabilitation, Rs.119 crore spent.

Shelter for all

  • 7.6 lakh houses constructed under Ashraya, Ambedkar, Indira Avas scheme etc.  48,000 sites allotted.
  • 21,500 properties worth Rs.1,216 crore disposed off by the Karnataka Housing Board.
  • 71 projects at a cost of Rs.130 crore completed under Deposit Contribution Works Scheme.
  • Our government aims to transform Karnataka into a hutless State. A survey has revealed that there are 10 lakh huts across the State.
  • We have a target to build 18,180 houses at a cost of Rs.522 crore to benefit the dwellers of 58 slums in Bangalore.
  • We have set a target to build 6,328 houses at a cost of Rs.204 crore for the dwellers of 67 slums in Mysore.  3,066 houses have been completed with an expenditure of Rs.90 crore, 3,262 houses are under various stages of construction.
  • Our target is to build 17,237 houses at a cost of Rs.411 crore in 33 Cities and Towns under Slum Area Development plan.  9,941 houses have already been completed by spending Rs.241 crore. 7,296 houses are under construction.
  • We propose to distribute 1.5 lakh sites under Ashraya Rural Scheme during the current year.

 

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Shelter for all

  • The unit cost of Basava Vasathi Yojane increased to Rs.63,500/- from Rs.40,000/-.
  • Under ‘Vajapayee Nagara Niveshana’ Scheme, 50,000 sites will be allotted to the siteless urban poor during 2011-12.
  • We intend to build 20,000 houses under ‘Nanna Mane’ scheme for the site less poor people.

 

Information Department

 

  • Film Policy 2011 implemented.
  • Single Window System for approval of filming
  • Rs.10 crore provided for construction of Dr. Rajkumar Memorial.  Rs.1 crore additionally provided for the spill over work.
  • Rs.5 crore provided for construction of Dr. Vishnuvardhan Memorial.  Work under progress.
  • Journalists monthly pension increased from Rs.1,000 to Rs.2,000.
  • Journalism Award in memory of veteran journalist late Mohare Hanumantharaya.
  • Accredited journalists are extended Smart Cards for free travel in public transport buses.

 

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Our government is always committed to the development of kannada language, culture, land and water resources of the State. Steps have been initiated to install the statue of Goddess Bhuvaneshvari in Bangalore city and to develop the spot into a place of tourist attraction. Mysore Dasara is being celebrated as a State festival. Our government has also provided grants to various Kannada Associations outside the State and the Country. Various programmes have also been chalked to strengthen kannada language in the border areas.

 

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Kannada and Culture

 

  • In view of the granting of classical status to Kannada language, our government has provided Rs 50 crore for a Special Programme to develop Kannada language.
  • Grants have been provided to set up Kannada Chairs in Overseas Universities.
  • Rs.2 crore each released for Poornachandra Tejaswi and Allamaprabhu literary Research Centres.
  • Rs.5 crore each to build Kannada Bhavanas at Belgaum, Kolar, Chamarajanagara and Gulbarga.
  • Border Area Development Authority constituted, a grant of  Rs 10 crore provided during 2011-12.
  • Rs.1 crore grant released for Kuvempu Bhavana at Koppa.
  • Rs 1 crore and Rs 2 crore released for Rangayana and KAVA of Mysore respectively.
  • Rs.1 crore released for Janapada Parishat, Ramanagara.
  • Rs.2 crore released for construction of Sawai Gandharva Sabhabhavana at Kundagol.
  • Rs.1 crore each released for the development of the village where late Mallikarjuna Mansoor was born and to build a memorial for Basavaraja Rajaguru.
  • Rs.6 crore released for providing basic facilities and to develop memorials at different places associated with the freedom struggle.
  • Rs.1 crore provided for Shivaji Memorial Trust of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Rs.5 crore for construction of Kannada Bhavana to commemorate the  77th All India Kannada Literary Conference held in Bangalore.
  • Rs.25 crore grant for establishing Basava International Centre and Rs.3 crore for installation of statue of Basaveshwara at London.
  • Rs.5 crore for the research activities of Sri S. Nijalingappa Memorial Trust.
  • Rs.2 crore for the development of educational institutions established by  late Sri Rajashekara Murthy in Chamarajanagar district.
  • Rs.5 crore to build Glass House at Belgaum to commemorate of World Kannada Conference.
  • Rs.1 crore for the activities of Karnataka Janapada Parishath.
  • Public Holidays declared on Kanaka and Valmiki Jayanthi.
  • Birth Anniversaries of Basava, Kanaka, Ambedkar and Valmiki officially celebrated by the government.  Rs.50,000 and Rs.25,000 allotted for holding these functions at District and Taluk level respecitively.

 

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Vishwa Kannada Sammelana: (World Kannada Conference)

 

Second World Kannada Conference held at Belgaum from 11.3.2011 to 13.3.2011 was a resounding success.  This meet was specially successful in establishing the classical status of Kannada language and the over all glory of Karnataka.  This three day meet sent a strong message that Belgaum is the integral part of Karnataka.

 

  • Second World Kannada Conference held in Belgaum, 25 years after the first conference which was held in Mysore.
  • Rs.30 crore released by Government and fully utilized.
  • Live attendance by more than 20 lakh people and viewed by a record no.of over one crore people across the world.
  • More than 10 lakh people provided with food on all three days.
  • Programmes on music, literature, fine arts, folklore etc., held in 9 platforms including the main stage.
  • The glory of Kannada Language, Literature and Culture introduced to the cross sections on a grand scale.

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Karnataka is known as tourists paradise. With its natural resources, ancient monuments, temples, rich art and cultural heritage, Karnataka has carved a special niche in the tourist annals of India.  Many road shows and trade fairs were organized at the international level to promote Karnataka as a major tourist destination in the country.  Due emphasis is given to create employment opportunities and the all round development by attracting large no.of tourists. A new tourism policy has also been implemented which provides for subsidy and concessions for private investors in tourism sector.
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Tourism:

A new era

 

  • A theme park is being built at Hampi to commemorate 500 years of crowning of Sri Krishnadevaraya.  Rs.10 crore released for Vijayanagar Revival Foundation.
  • Rs.19 crore subsidy given for 128 beneficiaries under Hotel Scheme.
  • Rs.46.40 crore released for the development of 147 K.Ms. of roads linking 17 major tourist destinations.
  • Sadhanakeri lake of Dharwad developed at a cost of Rs.3.77 crore, and opened for public.
  • Rs.7.79 crore released for development of jungle camps and trials and eco-sites at Shimoga, North Kannada, Udupi, Chikkamagalur and Chamarajanagar districts.  Works completed and opened for public.
  • Rs.22.33 crore released for development of tourist facilities at Hampi.
  • Rs.6.41 crore released for development of tourist facilities for Bijapur-Gulbarga-Bidar tourist circle.
  • Rs.90 crore released for development of infrastructure facilities at Gur-ta-Gaddi in Bidar.
  • Eco-tourism related developmental works at a cost of Rs.2.44 crore completed at Hanumanthanagara of Mandya and opened for public.
  • Rs.7 crore out of Rs.178 crore released for the Night Safari Project at Banneraghatta National Park.
  • A star hotel is being built at a cost of Rs.4.32 crore near Yagachi dam of Belur taluk in Hassan district.
  • Tourist facilities are being developed by spending of Rs.6.48 crore at Shanthisagara area of Chennagiri taluk in Davanagere district.
  • Tourist facilities are being created by spending Rs.6 crore at Kaginele in Haveri district.

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  • Tourist facilities developed on PPP basis at Jog, Agumbe and Thanneeru Bavi areas.
  • Rs.64.65 crore allotted for development of Nandi and Kemmannagundi hill stations, Rs.9.30 crore released.
  • Rs.5 crore allotted and Rs.1.5 crore released for the modernization of Brindavan Gardens of K.R.S. Mysore.

 

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Tourism:

A new era…

 

  • Tourist facilities created by spending Rs.3 crore at Vidurashwatha of Chikkaballapur district.
  • Yatri Nivas at a cost of Rs.1.8 crore built at Basavana Bagewadi of Bijapur district.
  • Tourist facilities at a cost of Rs.7.54 crore developed at Shringeri of  Chikkamagalur district.
  • Tourist facilities at a cost of Rs.5.6 crore developed at Sangama of Ramanagar district.
  • Rs.8.40 crore spent for providing infrastructure facilities at 5 colleges offering tourism courses.
  • Karnataka Tourism Campaign held at Paris, Tokyo, New Jersey, Madrid, Macau, Buoneus Aeries, Rio-de-Janeiro etc.
  • Road Shows were held at Frankfurt, London, Jurich, Brussels and Paris.
  • Tourist facilities developed in several areas near Bangalore, viz., Shivagange, Devarayana Durga, Muddenahalli, Nandi Hills, Bannerughatta and Muthyala Madu etc.
  • Under S.C.P. and T.S.P., 2,038 tourist taxies distributed to eligible educated unemployed SC and ST candidates at 50% subsidy.
  • 50 Yatri Nivas/Dormitories built across the State.
  • Eco-tourist resorts built at Thalakalale of Shimoga, Vilaspur of Bidar, Kamalapur of Hampi.
  • Eco-tourism facilities developed at Jogi Matti of Chitradurga and Castle Rock area of Uttara Kannada.
  • District tourism master plan is being prepared with emphasis on tourist places to be developed at district level.
  • 89 green police deputed at selected tourist spots.
  • Hanging bridge being built at a cost of Rs.12 crore at Thanniru Bhavi near Mangalore.
  • Development works including musical fountain, statue of Shiva and Dormitory facilities created by spending Rs.2 crore at Huchurayana Kere of Shikaripura town in Shimoga district.

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Ours is the first State Government in the country to impose ban on export of Iron Ore to preserve our natural resources and also to prevent illegal mining.  This initiative has been appreciated even by the Central Government.

 

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Conservation of Natural Wealth:

  • New Sand Policy introduced.
  • Afforestation taken up in more than 2.5 lakh hectares of land.
  • Soil conservation activities in more than 87,000 hectares of land.
  • Conservation and development of Sandal Wood plantation of 260 hectares at a cost of Rs.7 crore.
  • ‘Vruksharopana’ campaign launched by Western Ghat Task Force, more than 2 crore saplings planted.
  • Works under progress to conserve 35 Devara Kadu (Forest dedicated to Gods) in 5 districts.
  • Rs.32 crore provided for implementing “Daivi Vana” during 2011-12.
  • ‘Hasiru Samruddhi Yojane’ implemented in 29 districts.
  • 3,586 Bio-diversity Management Committees formed.
  • Plantations developed in 2,52,656 hectares, 21 lakh saplings planted, 5 lakh saplings distributed to the farmers to grow in their lands.
  • Rs.1 crore spent for conservation and development of medicinal plants.
  • “Krishi Aranya Prothsaha Yojane” for providing saplings at concession rates to public and institutions is being launched.
  • Rs.3 crore and Rs.3.7 crore spent by Western Ghat Conservation Task Force and Bio-fuel Task Force respectively.
  • Rs.1.8 crore spent to set up new Forest and Wild Life Study Centre at Chakra project area.
  • Latest Survey has revealed that there are 300 tigers in Karnataka.
  • Biligiri Ranganatha Wild Sanctuary officially declared as the fifth Tiger Sanctuary of the State.
  • The compensation to the victims of Wild Animals attack increased from Rs.2 lakh to Rs.3.5 lakh.
  • The minimum compensation for crop loss increased to Rs.7,500/- from Rs.2,500/- and maximum amount increased to Rs.50,000/-.
  • Rangaiana Durga and Bhimagada declared as Wild Life Sanctuaries.
  • 280 Forest Guards provided two wheelers.

 

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State Government has achieved all the financial targets for the year 2010-11.  Total Plan achievement including IEBR during 2010-11 is Rs.31,750 crore which is 18% more than 2009-10.  The Government has collected an additional revenue of Rs.3,700 crore which has helped in achieving higher capital expenditure.  The fiscal deficit of 3.25% is well with in the stipulated limit of Government of India and 13th Finance Commission.

 

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Sound Financial Position

  • The Revenue Income for the year 2009-10 stood at Rs.49,156 crore.  As against this, Rs.58,541 crore was collected during 2010-11, which is a high of Rs.9,385 crore.
  • Rs.22,767 crore was collected at the end of March 2011 in the form of Commercial Taxes.
  • During year 2010, the Commercial Taxes collected was Rs.17,960 crore.  Rs.4,807 crore more was collected during 2010-11.
  • Excise Revenue grew by 19% during 2010-11.  As against Rs.6,946 crore collected during 2009-10, Rs.8,268 crore was collected in the year 2010-11.
  • Motor Vehicle Tax saw a growth of 37% in the year 2010-11.  As against Rs.1,962 crore collected in 2009-10, Rs.2,688 crore was collected in 2010-11.
  • The Stamps and Registration Fee collection went up by 36% in the year 2010-11.  As against Rs.2,628 crore collected in 2009-10, Rs.3,568 crore was collected during 2010-11.  As against the total expenditure of Rs.70,063 crore during 2009-10, the total expenditure for the year stood at Rs.72,181 crore during 2010-11.

 

Excise

  • The revenue target for the Excise Department during 2009-10 was Rs.6,800 crore where as the realization was Rs.7,001 crore.
  • The revenue target for the Excise Department during 2010-11 was Rs.8,200 crore while the achievement touched Rs.8,314 crore.
  • Rs.16 crore of arrears has been collected under Kara Samadhan Scheme.

 

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Collaboration with Subject Experts

 

Our Government is successfully utilising the services of various subject experts to bring about needy changes.  Many task forces have been constituted under the guidance of these experts and various developmental programmes are being implemented. Reputed Industrialists, Experts from reputed institutions like IIM, IISC, etc are guiding our government in their capacity as Chairman are members of various task forces.

 

  • Karnataka Knowledge Commission headed by Prof. Kasturi Rangan is providing expert guidance to make Karnataka best knowledge based State.
  • Science and Technology Task Force is headed by  renowned International Scientist Prof. C.N.R. Rao.
  • Task force on quality control headed by Dr. C.S. Viswanath is guiding us to prevent unnecessary expenditure and to maintain quality in construction.
  • ‘ABIDE’ is successfully working under the leadership of MP and Industrialist Sri Rajeev Chandrashekar.  The blue print for the organised development of infrastructure facilities to Bangalore is ready.  Various projects are being implemented.
  • Mr. Kris Gopalakrishna of Infosys is heading our Vision Group on Science.  Meaningful initiatives are being implemented to make Karnataka strong in IT & BT and other sectors.
  • Vision 2020 under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister is giving necessary recommendations for the achievement of over all development in all sectors of the State during next 10 years.
  • Labour Minister is heading Skill Commission which is organizing skill training and job fairs across the State.
  • Some of the other Task Forces are – Karnataka Krishi Mission under the Chairmanship of Dr. S.B. Patil, Organic Farming Mission led by Dr. A.S. Anand, Bio-Fuel Task Force headed by Dr. Y.B. Ramakrishna, Western Ghat Conservation Task Force headed by Sri Anantha Hegde Ashisara, Coastal Development Authority under the Chairmanship of Sri B. Nagaraja Setty etc.
  • Non-Resident Kannadiga Cell formed under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister.  Capt. Ganesh Karthik is the Vice-Chairman of this cell.

 

Central sponsored schemes

  • The progress under Central sponsored schemes is very good.  Rs.1,692 crore has been utilized under NREGA.
  • Rs.4,254 crore sanctioned for five years under JNNURM.  So far Rs.1,381 utilized.

 

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