Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa got a flood of suggestions and requests from various trade bodies, in a pre-budget interaction with
stakeholders here on Tuesday.
While sports goods traders wanted tax to be reduced from 12.5% to 4%, agricultural commission agents found a tax of 1.5% too heavy. Residents’ associations wanted flyovers in Hubli-Dharwad, while transporters sought the development of ports in Karwar and Kumta. The child development academy wanted land for buildings and senior citizens wanted to travel free in buses without being asked to produce age proof.