Karnataka budget 2014- Highlights


*Rs 458 crore to be spent on creating infrastructure in lower courts in the State

*10 more fast-track courts will be set up for trying atrocity cases 

*Rs two crore will be released for construction of the third phase of Advocates’ Bhavan on the City Civil Court premises in Bangalore

*A four-screen multiplex to organise international film festivals and a film industry museum will be established at a cost of Rs 10 crore at Amruthotsava Bhavan in Nandini Layout, B’lore 

* Incentives will be given to entrepreneurs willing to construct Janatha cinema halls for screening Kannada films in district and taluk headquarters 

* A hi-tech State media centre, on the lines of the National Media Centre, New Delhi, will be established at the Vartha Soudha on Infantry Road, Bangalore, at a cost of Rs five crore. Kannada and Culture n A ‘kala bhavan’ will be constructed in Arkavathy Layout, Bangalore, to promote art and culture

* Banavasi Development Authority will be established for the welfare of Banavasi, the erstwhile capital of Kadamba dynasty in Uttara Kannada district 

* Rs five crore for constructing a memorial building to mark the centenary of Kannada Sahitya Parishat
Health & Family Welfare

* Rs 5 crore for creating infrastructure for effective implementation of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 

* Rs two crore for providing free sets of dentures to senior citizens from BPL families 

* Rs 5 crore for ‘Mukhyamantri Santhwana Yojane,’ under which a compensation of Rs 25,000 will be given through the Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust to road accident victims who are admitted to select hospitals within the golden hour 

* Rs 52 crore for extending ‘Prasuti Araike’ and ‘Madilu’ kit schemes to beneficiaries in Bidar, Gulbarga, Koppal, Raichur, Yadgir, Bellary, Bagalkot, Gadag and Chamarajanagar districts 

n A new programme, ‘Aaspathre Nairmalaya’, will be launched to promote cleanliness in government hospitals 

n Special units to be set up at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore, on an experimental basis to provide treatment to people suffering from rare diseases such as Haemophilia, Thalassaemia, sickle-cell anaemia and primary immunodeficiency

New schemes 

* Krishibhagya: To promote dry land farming and address the livelihood needs of 53 lakh rain-dependent farmers; Rs 500 crore allocated 

* Ashakirana: Aims at establishing exclusive cooperative societies for the physically challenged; Rs one crore set aside 

* Jyothi Sanjeevani: Cashless transaction for government employees for treatment of seven fatal diseases

*Kayaka Nidhi: For the welfare of manual labourers and ‘hamalis’ working in APMCs 

* Suryajyothi Raithara-balina Paranjyothi: For the Minor Irrigation department to adopt solar energy 

* Kere Abhivruddhi-Naadina Shreyabhivruddhi: For the Minor Irrigation dept to improve old tanks 

* Welcome to Home: To attract 50 teachers and 50 scientists of Indian origin from abroad under the RUSA scheme

* Gruha Bhagya:  1,000 pourakarmikas of urban local bodies will get houses; Rs 25 crore earmarked

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