CPI demands responsible budget with concern for people

Party wants allocations to be genuine

CPI members staged a stir on Wednesday demanding preparation of budget for the fiscal year with genuine concern for people. 

Staging a stir near Deputy Commissioner’s office they said that budget should not be the vehicle for the ruling party to make declarations that would bring them popularity. Instead it should have genuine concern for the people evidently. 

In the agriculture budget the Government had portrayed as though it has given lot of priority and importance to farmers. However, the citizens of Karnataka have so far not questioned the implementation of the Agriculture Budget. The protesters said that only budgets are being presented religiously year after year to make headlines but implementation of the budget is not happening. 

They said that poor farmers, without any other go have been cultivating government land. Though decades ago they have applied for regularization of these lands under Form 50, 53 the Government has not given title deeds. They said that this time, the budget must address this issue.

“In most of the Panchayats across the State the poor have been struggling to get inch of land. When they apply for sites, Panchayats give only one reply that they do not have land at present. In such a case let Government purchase land and distribute it among the siteless,” the protesters said adding that the plight of Primary Health Centres in rural areas is not fine. 

The Government should improve the condition of these Centres by recruiting adequate number of doctors. 

Increasing the loans to Self Help Groups and Stree Shakti groups to Rs five lakh, declaration of Chikmagalur as tourism zone, priority to open schools in the rural areas, dropping Tiger Project and implementation of Karagada and Malalur Lift Irrigation Project were some of the other demands of the protesters who later submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner.

State Committee Member B Amjad among others were present. 

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