Budget evokes mixed reactions in Hassan dist

Budget evokes mixed reactions in Hassan dist

Rs 175 crore allocated for 2018 Mahamastakabhisheka

The 12th budget presented by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday evoked mixed reactions among the people of the district.

According to people here, the budget has had a bitter-sweet effect on the district. The only exception being the announcement of Rs 175 crore for Mahamastakabhisheka 2018. The had earlier submitted a memorandum seeking Rs 500 crore for the festival at Shravanabelagola.

People anticipated more for the district but were disappointed as the chief minister did not announce a special package for potato growers, offered no waiver of loans
for farmers and carda-mom growers nor allocated funds for the long-pending
airport project. Siddaramaiah made no announcement the implementation of multi-village drinking water project.

 Thimmappagowda, a farmer, told DH, “The farming fraternity had pinned high hopes on the chief minister.

But Siddaramaiah disappointed the farmers by not announcing farm loan waiver. Both
the state and Centre are busy playing blame game. Gujarat model should be adopted in releasing river water into lakes.”