Karnataka Budget PDF 2016-2017 – Download PDF
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Karnataka Budget 2016-17: Key features of budget presented by CM Siddaramaiah
Karnataka Budget PDF 2016-2017 – Download PDF
Following are the key features of Karnataka Budget 2016-17 presented by CM Siddaramaiah in state assembly:-
- 1A budgetary allocation of Rs 4344 Crore has been made for Agricultural department and Agri-clinic would setup in collaboration with IIM-B and GKVK agricultural university through PPP model.
- Rs 14,477 crores has been sanctioned for development of water resources, Rs 4034 Crore for Agriculture sector, Rs 1886 for Animal Husbandry and Rs 753 Crore for Horticulture sector.
- Suvarna Krishi Grama Yojana introduced for welfare of agricultural sector and the state government has predicted a depreciation of 4.7 percent in agricultural sector due to poor monsoon.
- Rs 100 crore has been allocated for lake development in Bengaluru and Rs 250 crore has been sanction for development of municipalities under Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).
- Two reaches of Namma Metro Phase-II to be completed by 2020.
- A special package of Rs 5,000 crore announced for Bengaluru.
- Liquor, movies, DTH services and soft drinks to cost more while paper, LED bulbs and electric cars to be cheaper.
- Rail based mass transit system to be introduced in Bengaluru for traffic decongestion.
- State government to abolish agriculture income tax. (To be updated)
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- Budget size (Consolidated fund) – Rs.163419 crores. It is 14.65% more than the Budget Estimate of Rs. 142534 crore estimated for B.E. 2015-16.
- State Plan Size is at Rs. 85375 crores. It is more than the Budget Estimate of Rs. 72597 crores estimate for B.E. 2015-16. Increase is 17.6%.
- Total receipts – Rs. 161956 crores of which Rs. 130758 crores is Revenue Receipts while Rs. 31123 crores is Loan and Capital Receipts is Rs. 75 crores.
- Total Expenditure – Rs. 163419 crores out of which Revenue Expenditure is Rs. 130236 crore and Capital Expenditure Rs. 33183 crore.
- Constitution of “Karnataka State Agricultural and Farmers Welfare Committee” under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister for redressal of grievances and to achieve increased co-ordination at district, taluk and hobli levels.
- Identification of Special Agricultural Zones for emphasis on farmers and farm techniques.
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- Development of 100 model agricultural villages under the “Suvarna Krishi Grama” programme.
- “Pulse Mission” to be initiated for increasing the production of pulses during 2016 as part of International Year of Pulses.
- Coverage of 1 lakh farmers under R.K.V.Y, Krishi Bhagya and “Chief Ministers Sookshma Neeravari Yojane” for providing 90% subsidy for Drip Irrigation and Sprinkler units – Rs.300 cr.
- Organizing short term training programs to farmers through Agricultural Universities. Dissemination of innovations of progressive
farmers as per the recommendations of Vision Group constituted under the Chairmanship of Dr. M. S. Swaminanthan – Rs.15 cr.
- Emphasis on saline water management and anti-saline crop farming.
- Strengthening agricultural extension services under Digital Agriculture. Development of a new extension system under PPP in association with IIM, Bangalore for agricultural universities and agri-clinics.
- Weather forecast and agricultural related suggestions to about 12 lakh farmers covered by 740 Raitha Samparka Kendras – Rs.3 crores.
- Guidance to the farmers for comprehensive management of pests using IT platform – Rs.5 crore.
- Development of 14 Regional Federations established to strengthen the Savayava Bhagya scheme – Rs.10 crore.
- Implementation of Karnataka Raitha Suraksha Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana from 2016-17 – Rs.675.38 crores.
- Providing incentive for promoting the establishment of agro processing units under Agri Business and Food Processing Policy
2015 – Rs.25 crores.
- A financial assistance for implementation of ‘Agri start-ups’ – Rs.10 crores.
- Open opportunity for private agricultural universities and agricultural colleges engaged in agriculture and agricultural related education and research.
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- Horticultural area and productivity proposed to be increased.
- Establishment of Centre of Excellence, strengthening FPOs by providing working capital and risk management support under PPP-IHD initiative.
- Implementation of new scheme to encourage SC/ST farmers in getting the benefit of horticulture with a subsidy of 90% of the unit cost corresponding to crop intervals, installed under the drip irrigation scheme by them.
- 50% subsidy for automation of drip irrigation and fertigation to encourage precision farming.
- Formation of a framework on PPP mode for improving the quality of extension service in the horticulture sector.
- Subsidy for small and marginal farmers in the State through National Seed Corporation or FPOs for cultivating potato under rain fed conditions.
- Implementation of Comprehensive Computerization system in horticulture department.
- Establishment of semen banks for indigenous breeds of cattle and sheep / goat – Rs.5 crore.
- Economic upliftment of widows and destitute women by providing unit of 3 sheep or 3 goats with a subsidy amount of 75% – Rs.7.5 cr for 10,000 units.
- Establishment of ultra modern vaccine production unit at Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary Biologicals, Hebbal under Jaanuvaaru Arogya Surksha Kavacha scheme – Rs.5 crores.
- Establishment of referral laboratory in Bellary for diagnosis of animal diseases.
- Implementation of “Karnataka Bovine Breeding Bill” to regulate indiscriminate breeding activities being carried out by unauthorized animal breeders.
- Taking up conservation and development programme of many valuable indigenous breeds of sheep – Rs.5 crores.
- Establishment of Cattle feed unit in Arakalagudu, Hassan district.
- Establishment of Obscure Disease Research Unit at KVAFSU, Shivamogga and Livestock Health Research and IEC center at Mulabagilu –Rs. 2 crores.
- Establishment of Karnataka Sheep and Goat Farmers Co-operative Federation – Rs.5 crore.
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- Suitable modification of cocoon production and productivity incentive to bear the production costs based on quality – Rs.20 crores.
- Establishment of cocoon banks – Rs.2 crores.
- Re-establishment of Price Stabilization Fund for the benefit of Farmers and Reelers.
- Establishment of Silk Testing Centre for certification of raw silk quality – Rs.1 crore.
- Commitment to stabilize the silk prices throughout the year and also to provide better market access to small reelers who are not capable of entering direct market. – Rs.5 crores.
- Undertaking a comprehensive study for long term development of silk industry.
- Institutional refinance mechanism to provide working capital to reelers through the Reeler cooperative societies in consultation with NABARD and Ministry of Agriculture, GOI.
- Strengthen Karnataka State Silk Research and Development Organization at Thalaghattapura.
- Establishment of “Inland Fisheries Development Centre” with an intention to undertake and implement specific local schemes in North Karnataka – Rs.2 crores.
- Construction of 3000 houses to houseless fishermen under Matsyashraya scheme.
- Taking up feasibility studies for construction of fishing harbor at Hangar katte – Kodi bengre, Udupi district and for extension of fishing harbour at Tadadi, Uttara Kannada District.
- Construction of Oceanarium at Pilikula Nisarga Dhama of Dakshina Kannada District – Rs.15 crores.
- Distribution of apron hand glove, fibre baskets and other safety equipments costing Rs.1000 each to 10,000 fisher women – Rs.1 crore.
• Disbursement of short term agricultural loans upto Rs.3 lakh at 0% rate of interest and medium term and long term agricultural loans up to Rs.10 lakh at 3% rate of interest to continue. Rs.11,000 crores of agricultural loans to be disbursed to 23 lakh farmers.
• Further extension of Yeshasvini Health Care Scheme benefit – Rs.169.11 crores.
• Computerization of the the Primary Agricultural Credit Co-operative Societies in the State in the next three years in a phased manner – Rs.5 Crores.
• Rejuvenation and strengthening the country’s first Co-operative Agriculture Society in Kanaginahala of Gadag district – Rs.1 crores.
• Loan upto Rs.10 lakhs at 3% interest for growing crops in poly houses and for installation of solar pumpsets for which capital subsidy is available from GOI. The limit prescribed for this scheme is upto Rs.25 lakhs.
• Waiver of loans amounting to Rs.473.05 lakhs along with interest, availed by Fisheries Cooperative Societies under 1st and 2nd Stage of NCDC Scheme for inland fisheries benefitting 5340 fishermen.
• Conversion of 20% of warehouse capacity of Karnataka State Warehousing Corporation across the state into cold storage with PPP and
entrusting its operation and management to private partners industry, providing facilities to enable farmers to get remunerative prices for their produce.
• Installation of solar panels on the roof top of warehouse godowns of KSWC for generation of solar energy with private investment.
• Unified Market System that connected agricultural markets on an electronic platform will be extended to other markets in a phased
• Modernization of sheep and goat markets in 25 major agricultural produce markets to enable “live weight based sale” – Rs.5 crores.
• Establishment of silos in 4 markets for storage of agricultural commodities and silos in 5 markets on PPP basis with viability gap funding – Rs.5 crore.
• Providing modern equipments to vegetable markets – Rs.2 crores.
• Providing pure drinking water facility in 25 rural sub market yards under Grameena Ganga Yojana and establishment of Kiosks to disseminate information in the markets using market funds – Rs.2.5 crores and Rs.1 crores respectively.
• Introduction of zero waste market scheme, Sunday market scheme and establishment of cold storage and irradiation units under RKVY
Scheme – Rs.5 crores, Rs.2.5 crores and Rs.16 crores respectively.
• Prominent measure towards women empowerment by increasing women representation in the APMCs from 1 to 3.
Water Resources Major and Medium Irrigation
• The following Major Irrigation works at an estimated cost of Rs.3,000 crore to be taken up during 2016-17:-
• Modernization of Kolachi Right Bank Canals
• Modernization of Marehalli Tank Canals
• Development of Harangi Right Bank Canal 58 Budget Highlights 2016-17
• Development of Taraka Right Bank Canal
• Modernization of Hebballa Chennaiah Main Canal
• Modernisation of Distributory Canal No.35 of Hemavathy Right Bank canal
• Improvements of distributaries of Kabini Right bank canal
• Modernization of Shimsha Right Bank Canal
• Modernization of High Level Canal of Nugu
• Modernization of Left Bank Canal of Taraka
• Comprehensive Poorigali Drip/Sprinkler irrigation project
• 16 tanks in Indi taluk of Vijayapura district will be filled by Sanka and Buyyar Projects
• Construction of Kudalasangama Adavihala bridge
• Jattur bridge cum barrage work across Kagina river in Sedam taluk of Kalburagi District
• Nandavadagi Lift irrigation Scheme
• Implementation of Venkateshwara Lift Irrigation Scheme.
• Implementation of Veerabhadreshwara Lift Irrigation Scheme.
• Modernization of Bennetora Project.
• Completion of Karanja and Chulki Projects.
• Modernization Malaprabha Canal works at an estimated cost of Rs.962 crore.
• Constitution of Coordination Committee for the early and effective implementation of Ettinahole Integrated Drinking Water Project.
• A separate Corporation for Ettinahole and Upper Bhadra projects.
• Formation of Experts’ Committee to study and report on the availability of water from other alternate sources along with Ettinahole project to provide permanent irrigation facility to drought prone areas of Chikkaballapur and Kolar districts.
• Continuation of repair works of feeder canals/ Raja Kaluve through Tank Development Authority for removal of encroachment from lakes.
• Filling up of tanks in Kolar District through lift irrigation after treating sewage water flowing in Koramangala – Challaghatta valley – Rs.1280 crore.
• Filling up of selected tanks through LIS in Chikkaballapur and Bangalore Rural districts by treated sewage water flowing through Hebbala valley.
• Filling up of about 60 tanks of Anekal taluk, Bangalore Urban District, by treated water of Bangalore city flowing to South Pinakini through LIS near Muthasandra village.
Forest, Environment and Ecology
• Planting of 5.50 crore saplings and distribution of 2.50 crore saplings.
• Reestablishment of Elephant Corridors by purchasing private lands within forest area – Rs.20 crore.
• Rs.5 crore will be provided for LPG connections to general category families residing in sensitive forest areas of Western Ghats and Wildlife Reserve Forests in Chamaraja Nagar and Uttara Kannada Districts initially.
• Establishment of “Sri D. Devaraj Urs Bidiruvana” in 150 acres of forest area near Hunsur, under Tree Park Scheme.
• Assistance to develop Bear Sanctuary in Thimmalapura forest in Madhugiri Taluk of Tumkur district.
Primary and Secondary Education
• ‘Nali Kali’, the activity based learning system will be re-organized and implemented comprehensively.
• Activity based learning for mathematics will be expanded to Class 4 and 5.
• Supplementary teaching will be arranged during vacations for students with poor learning achievements in Government schools.
• Launching of ‘IT@Schools in Karnataka’, a comprehensive e-content driven programme.
• Streamlining of following programmes with transparent norms, made online and brought under Sakala:-
• Registration of schools and colleges.
• Renewal of recognition of schools and colleges for minimum five years.
• Permission for adopting CBSE and ICSE syllabus.
• Recognition or No Objection Certificate for status of minority educational institution.
• Process of reimbursement of expenditure to private schools admitting students under the Right to Education Act.
• System for disclosure of details of teaching and infrastructure resources in all private schools and colleges on a public website.
• Aadhaar enrollment of all students in all schools and colleges including private.
• A three year action plan to bring secondary and pre-university education under single administration.
• Enhancement of monthly honorarium of cooks by Rs.300/- under the Midday Meals scheme.
• Encouragement for Yoga education in all Government schools.
• Introduction of ‘Progressive Karnataka Education Policy’.
• Extension of Jnana Sangama scheme to all the institutions.
• Establishment of ‘Center for Excellence’ in VTU, Bangalore University and Tumkur University – Rs. 10 crore.
• Establishment of Karnataka Heritage Centre in Karnataka Folklore University – Rs.2 crore.
• Establishment of Government Engineering College in Bidar.
• Establishment of M.M. Kalburgi Research Centre at Karnataka University Dharwad and Institute an award in his name – Rs. 2 crore .
Health and Family Welfare
• Implementation of “Indira Suraksha” Scheme to help the families of farmers who commit suicide.
• Providing hygienic toilets and drinking water facilities in District hospitals and Mother and Child hospitals and “Dormitories” under “Aaraike” scheme.
• The following programmes will be taken up with the assistance of National Health Mission:
• Under Aapathbandhava scheme, setting up of Trauma care centers at 5 places to give emergency treatment to highway accident victims – Rs. 52.96 crore.
• Under “Dialysis Program”, setting up of 25 bed special Dialysis unit in K.C. General Hospital, Bengaluru – Rs. 4.49 Crore.
• Providing of mosquito net and mosquito repellent cream to all pregnant women under “Samagra Mathru Arogya Palana Scheme”.
• Extension of “Mobile Health and Mobike Clinic Services” to the villages which have no hospital and transport facilities.
• Setting up of free Diagnostic Center in Government Hospitals under ‘Free Laboratory Services’.
• Providing free testing and treatment to the students of Government and aided nursery, balavadi and anganavadi schools under ‘Abhaya’ scheme.
• Contruction of District Ayush Integrated Hospitals with 50 bed capacity each, in Chikkaballapura, Davangere and with 10 bed
capacity each, in Dandeli, Chincholi and T. Narsipur – Rs.6 crore.
• One time grant of Rs.3 crore for the Naturopathy Institute run by R.M.S. Medical Sciences, Hulikote.
• Construction of ladies hostel at Government Pharmacy College, Bengaluru – Rs.8 Crore.
• Establishment of District Hospital in Mysore City – Rs.60 crore.
• Constitution of Organ Donation Facilitation Cell under Jeeva Sarthakathe Scheme.
• Opening of new Medical Colleges at Karwar, Chamarajanagar and Madikeri.
• Upgradation of Kalburgi Peripheral Cancer Centre – Rs.50 crore.
• Upgradation of basic infrastructure at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (OPEC), Raichur – Rs.35 crore.
• Establishment of a new Medical college in Bowring and Lady Curzon hospital Campus, Bengaluru with 150 seats.
• Upgradation of DIMHANS under National Mental Health Programme – Rs.46.35 crore with State Government’s share of 40%.
• Construction of campus of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences at Archakara Halli, Ramanagara.
• Construction of Gastro Enterology Institute in the premises of SDSTB Centre in Bengaluru – Rs.10 crore.
• Establishment of Women and Children Hospital at Kalburgi.
Woman and Child Development and Empowerment of Differently abled and Senior Citizens
• 2 gms of Spirulina per day for a period of 180 days to 25,000 children under Bala Poshaka Scheme – Rs.3.6 crore.
• Providing micronutrients to pregnant and lactating women in backward taluks under Mathru Pushtivardhini Scheme – Rs.42 crore.
• Providing milk with cream to Anganawadi children under Ksheera Bhagya Scheme – Rs.42.50 crore.
• Construction of 4,000 Anganawadi buildings.
• Conversion of 10,000 Anganawadi kendras as child friendly centres under Balasnehi Kendras Scheme – Rs.10,000 per centre.
• Enhancement of amount being paid to improve the nutrition level of severely malnourished children from Rs.750 to Rs.2,000 -Rs.3.12 crore.
• Registration of District Sthree Shakthi Groups under Karnataka Cooperative Societies Act, 1960 under Sthree Shakthi Samrudhi Yojane – Rs.30 lakhs.
• Enhancement of the amount being paid to children in destitute children kuteera from Rs.400 to Rs.1,000.
• Launching of Women Empowerment Policy.
• A State level resource cell will be setup for senior citizens.
• Providing training to educated specially/ differently abled persons for IAS/KAS exams under “Spardha Chetana” scheme – Rs.1 crore.
• Organization of “Arivina Sinchana” programme to create awareness among the guardians of disabled persons – Rs.1.50 crore.
• Rs.4 crore will be provided for the establishment of “Anupalana Gruhas” for care and protection of mentally challenged male and female destitutes.
• Enhancement of an amount of Rs.15,000/- to differently abled persons under “Sadhana Salakarana Yojane” and providing of motor driven two wheelers to additional 2000 severely disabled persons.
• Repair and construction of special school buildings of differently abled persons under Central Government’s “Swavalambhana
Chhatravas” scheme – Rs.10 crore.
• A grant of Rs.10 crore for 10,000 women running small road side business under “Samruddhi” Scheme.
• Launching of “Sthree Shakthi Skill” Program – Rs.2.50 crore.
• Rs.5 crore will be provided under “Dhanshree” scheme, to give loan of Rs.40,000 and subsidy of Rs.10,000 to each beneficiary of HIV affected victims.
• Celebration of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on a large scale.
• Enhancement of prevailing monthly food charges by Rs.200/- per student in SC/ST hostels – Rs.60 crore.
• Establishment of 100 new post metric hostels to ensure admission to all SC/ST students.
• Establishment of 125 new Residential Schools for SC/ST Boys and Girls at Hoblis not having residential schools.
• Award of Rs.50,000 for SC/ST students who secure 1st to 5th rank, in the post graduation examinations in Arts / Science / Medicine / Engineering / Commerce and Law.
• Providing Shuchi Kits (Soaps, Tooth paste, oil etc.,) to 75,000 post metric hostel inmates.
• Incentive of Rs.50,000/- and Rs.1 lakh to SC/ST students who successfully complete Inter and Final examinations of CA / ICWA / Company Secretary courses.
• Incentive of Rs.20,000/- to the students who secure first class in first attempt in the 3 year Polytechnic Diploma courses.
• Setting up of Maharshi Valmiki Study Centre at Hampi Kannada University to conduct a comprehensive study on Scheduled Tribes of
• Fee prescribed by the Government will be 100% reimbursed to the Engineering and Medical students selected through CET, whose annual income is above Rs.2.5 lakh and below Rs.10 lakh.
• Extension of 4% interest subsidy scheme implemented by KSFC to SC/ST Entrepreneurs to the Nationalized Banks / Apex Banks / DCC
Banks. Enhancement of the loan limit to Rs.10 crore – Rs.40 crore provided for this purpose.
• Setting up of a Social Audit Cell to ensure that the benefits of the welfare schemes reach the target groups.
• Establishment of Dr. Babu Jagajivan Ram Research Institute at Destitutes’ Rehabilitation Center, Magadi Road, Bangalore.
• Setting up of Memorial of late L.G. Havanur, who toiled for social justice – Rs.1 crore.
• Establishment of a separate Board under Maharshi Valmiki Development Corporation for the comprehensive development of people
belonging to tribal communities like Koragas, Malaikudiya, Soliga, Jenu Kuruba, Kadu Kuruba, Iruliga etc.
Backward Classes Welfare Department
• Upgradation of 87 pre matric hostels into post metric hostels – Rs.5.67 crore.
• Allocation of Rs.100 crore for the comprehensive development of nomadic/semi nomadic communities like Budabudiki, Bailu Paththar,
Bundebestha, Dombidasa, Helava, Gondali, Pichaguntala, Golla etc.
• Upgradation of 37 Ashrama Schools as pre metric hostels.
• Enhancement of monthly food charges by Rs.200 at backward class Ashrama schools, pre / post metric hostels and residential schools and by Rs.200 to students at private aided hostels and orphanages.
• Enhancement of nursing students scholarship from Rs.1,000 to Rs.1,500 p.m.
• Enhancement of monthly stipend from Rs.1,000 to Rs.2,000 to law graduates.
• Enhancement of monthly stipend of Rs.2,000 to all the I.A.S./K.A.S./Banking pre examination training candidates.
• Establishment of 155 residential schools in hoblis having no residential schools – Rs.7.75 crore.
• Construction of residential schools and hostels – Rs.276.96 crore.
• Development of Bettadatunga and Kallahalli villages, the birth place of D. Devaraj Urs – Rs.20 crore.
• One time incentive of Rs.5 lakh each to provide infrastructure facility in the hostels run by backward classes voluntary service organizations – Rs.12.50 crore.
• Development of Madivala, Savitha Samaja, Thigala, Kumbara and Uppara communities with Rs.10 crore to each community – Rs.50 crore.
• Allocation of Rs.10 crore for the economic empowerment of the youth in the most backward taluks.
• Entrepreneurship training to be imparted to 30,000 beneficiaries – Rs.5 crore.
Minorities Welfare and Haj
• Infrastructure development works in minority colonies – Rs.100 crore.
• Organization of mentor leadership and capacity building programme for youth from minority communities – Rs.13 crore.
• Modernization of Madarasas and providing formal and computer education – Rs.50 crore.
• Establishment of 10 hostel / residential school/ residential colleges under MSDP scheme.
• Establishment of 6 Morarji Desai Residential Schools, 10 post matric hostels and 2 minority Girls’ Residential PU colleges.
• Upgradation of 20 pre matric hostels as post matric hostels.
• Enhancement of food allowance for each student of all pre matric and post matric Residential School/ Colleges by Rs.200.
• Rs.3 crore for providing educational infrastructure facilities to Jamia-Ul-Ulam Educational Institution, K.R. Market, Bangalore, and Rs.3 crore to Beary Association, Bangalore, to construct Souharda Bhavan.
• Fellowship to minority students pursuing Ph.D. and M.Phil., courses in subjects relating to minorities. Establishment of Research Center at Mohammed Gavan Library, Bidar.
• A Chair will be set up at Kalburgi University for religious minorities.
• Chief Minister’s Incentive Prize Money of Rs.10,000 and Rs.20,000 to 500 SSLC and Second PU students scoring highest marks
• Rs.125 crore for the development of Christian community.
• Extension of the facility of payment of fee to nursing course students belonging to Muslim, Christian, Jain, Sikh, and Budhist Community studying in Government/Private colleges.
• Financial assistance for the reconstruction of Buddhist Vihars (Temples).
• C.A. site under BDA limits to Anglo Indian community to construct Community Hall. Rs.2 crore for the development of the community.
• Rs.50 crore for the completion of Shadi Mahals under construction.
• Rs.50 crore for Bidhayi Scheme.
• Rs.5 crore to develop Jain Basadis.
• Rs.25 crore to complete the construction of Haj Bhavan.
• 6 lakh beneficiaries will be selected at the same time as per the targets fixed for the years 2016-17 and 2017-18 under different schemes. Construction of 3 lakh houses will be completed during the year 2016-17.
• Unit cost under Vajapayee Urban Housing Scheme for 40,000 houses will be increased to Rs.3.5 lakhs.
• 10,000 sites in rural areas and 10,000 sites in urban areas will be distributed to site-less poor beneficiaries.
Labour, Employment & Training
• “Accident Life Saver Scheme” proposed to be implemented with an aid of Rs.1 Crore to train 12 lakh auto drivers in first-aid.
• Rs. 5 crore allocated for Establishment of “Devraj Urs Skill Development and Vocational Training Research Institute”.
• Rs. 2 Crores grants to provide pre-recruitment training to 1500 Kannadiga candidates to join Military and Para-Military forces.
Kannada & Culture
• To commemorate 60th Anniversary of unification of Karnataka World Kannada Conference will be organized. For this purpose Rs.30 crores will be provided.
• Rs.2.5 crore for preservation and protection of important writings in Kannada, their digitization and publication through web-site.
• Rs.2.5 crores will be earmarked for research with regard to contribution of Basel Missionary to Kannada to be taken up through Karnataka Theological College.
• International Museum of Konkani Culture to be set up at Mangaluru at a cost of Rs.2.5 crore.
• Museums will be set up at Bidar and Bagalkot at a cost of Rs.1 crore.
• Rs. 1 crore is earmarked to convert and modernize Heritage Building of the period of Nawabs into museum in Savanuru of Savanuru
taluk in Haveri District.
• Preservation of 47 monument complexes of Rastrakootas located at Shiravala, Shahapur Taluk of Yadgir District at a cost of Rs.3 crore.
• Rs. 3 crore for preservation and development of Belagavi Fort.
• Rs. 1 crore for development of Chamarajeshwara Temple in Chamarajanagar .
• Rs. 1 crore for digitization of the important records of the then office of the Chief Commissioner of Kodagu.
• Rs. 2 crore grant allocated to Karnataka Janapada Parishat.
• Rs. 1 crore is allotted for the installation of Statue of Maharshi Valmiki in Bengaluru.
• Grant of Rs. 3 crore will be provided every year for the development of Devara Hipparagi, birth place of Madivala Machi Devaru.
• Mahaveer Jayanthi to be celebrated by the Government from this year.
• Rs.25 crore is allocated to Gadinadu Abhivrudhi Pradhikara.
Sports and Youth Services
• Rs. 3.60 crore allocated to encourage Kabaddi and other popular rural sports.
• Rs. 3 crore grants for State level sports meet conducted by Karnataka Olympic Association for all disciplines of Olympics of all age groups.
• Play grounds with facilities like Volleyball, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho and Throw ball courts will be developed in selected villages. The department will form Yuva Kreeda Sanghas in villages and provide sports equipments.
• Rs. 3.5 crore allocated for a upgradation of Hockey Stadium in Bengaluru.
• Rs.3 crore allocated for systematic maintenance and upgradation of Sri Kanteerava Stadium.
• Rs. 6 crore is allocated to establish water adventure sports centre in coastal region.
• Rs. 2.5 crore allocated to 50 more traditional wrestling houses (Garadi Mane) at Rs.5 lakh for each wrestling house.
• Free travel facility in Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation Buses for sports person of the State, receiving Arjuna Award/Dronacharya Award/Rajeev Khel Ratna Award.
Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs
• The process of accepting new applications for ration cards online and validating these applications by collecting the EPIC/ Aadhar
numbers to ensure benefits to the genuine beneficiaries.
• Handheld point of Sale (PoS) machines will be installed in Fair Price Shops of Udupi district on a pilot basis.
• Rules will be framed to conduct social audit to implement Targeted PDS and with regard to functioning of Fair Price Shops.
• National Level Consumer Research and Training Center will be established in Dharwad.
• 77“Research and Development Center” for Legal Metrology will be built with a grant of Rs. 1 Crore from the Central Government.
Rural Development and Panchayat Raj
• Allocation for development of rural roads increased to Rs. 3,609 crore.
• With 20 K.M. road to every Legislative Assembly Constituency, in 189 Rural Legislative Assembly Constituencies under Namma Grama Namma Raste (Gandhi Patha Grama Patha) Scheme Stage-IV with construction of 6 Kms and 3 Kms roads respectively in the villages where
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes population is concentrated.
• Multiple village water supply scheme, Bore wells, Water filter and other works will be taken up at a cost of Rs.1980 crore.
• Academic activities of Rural Development University will commence from this academic year.
• Development of Heritage Villages that depict Karnataka’s past glory to be taken up with an allocation of Rs.10 crore.
• Rs.10 Crores to convert Rural Development and Panchayatraj Secretariat and 30 Zilla Panchayat offices into less paper offices.
• Installation of Solar water pumping in selected 100 Grama Panchayats.
• Infrastructure for village shandys will be developed in 500 large Grama Panchayats at a cost of Rs. 25 crore.
• Compendium of the history of each village to be brought out in collaboration with Karnataka Janapada Vishwa Vidyalaya.
• To plant road saplings by road side along 3,000 Km road in the name of Salumarada Thimmakka Neralu Scheme.
• New Horticulture areas will be developed in 10,000 acres under MGNREGS
• Mulberry Farm development works will be taken up in 3,000 acres under MGNREGS in the State.
• Gober pit processing programme will be extended in a phased manner to other villages.
• In 300 Grama Panchayats steps will be taken for liquid and solid waste management scheme under Rashtriya Swacha Abhiyan.
• Construction of 12 lakh individual toilets under Rashtriya Swacha Abhiyan.
• Steps to make 2,500 villages open defecation free villages.
• Infrastructure to newly created 460 Grama Panchayats at a cost of Rs.30 crore.
• Steps will be taken to ensure road safety in State/ National Highways coming under village limits.
• World Bank aided Grama Swaraj – Karnataka Panchayath empowerment scheme will be implemented with an outlay of Rs.1,000 crore.
• Beneficiaries under Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Chaithanya Scheme to be increased during current year.
Planning and Area Development
• Special Development Programme allocation increased from Rs.2,300 crore to Rs.3,000 crore.
• Rs.1,000 Crores will be provided to Hyderabad Karnataka Regional Development Board.
• Rs.50 crores will be provided to Malnad Area Development Board,
• Rs.45 crores will be provided to Bayaluseeme Development Board
• Rs.15 crore will be provided to Karavali Development Authority.
• Rs.600 crore to Karnataka Legislative Area Development Programme.
• Human Development Report of Bengaluru City will be prepared during 2016-17.
• An action plan for Karnataka State will be prepared based on the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
• Rs. 4 crore will be provided to make Government programmes more effective redefinition of evaluation norms of the Karnataka Evaluation Authority.
Urban Development -Municipal Administration
• Completion of 870 K.M. of road during the year 2016-17.
• Construction of 22,000 houses is in progress under Rajeev Awas Yojana in 10 cities under 20 schemes.
• Grants under Chief Minister’s small and medium towns development scheme stage-2 released fully to all Municipalities and works are in final stages. Works under stage-3 will be taken up in all Municipalities at a cost of Rs.2,093 crore.
• Nagorothana phase-3 project is being implemented in 10 City Corporations and efforts will be made to complete it in time.
• Allocation of Rs. 50 crore each under additional action plan for comprehensive development of basic infrastructure of urban bodies of Chamarajanagar, Chikkaballapur and Haveri districts.
• Grants of Rs.972.68 crore by the State to UIDSSMT and JNNURM in three years where the grants are stopped/reduced by the Central
• Implementation of scientific solid waste management scheme in all urban municipalities at an estimated cost of Rs. 579 crore out of which Rs.75 crore is allocated this year.
• 27 cities including heritage town of Badami and 26 other towns have been selected under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban
Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board
• Commissioning of 12 water supply schemes costing Rs.451.62 Crores at Haliyala, Sandur, Gangavathi, Mangaluru Vented Dam, Belthangadi, Madikeri, Hiriyur-Challakere, Shivamogga, Honnali, RamanagaraChannapatna, Srinivaspura, Bidar.
• Remodelling Distribution System and 9 UGD schemes at Bilagi, Mudhol, Hadagali, Kudalgi, Chikkamagalur, Hungund, Malur, Harapanahalli, Bailahongal at a cost of Rs.274.27 Crore.
• All 96 water supply and drainage schemes under progress will be completed in next two years for this allocation is increased to Rs.727.59 crore.
Bengaluru Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Board
• Water Supply and Underground Drainage Project for 110 Villages coming under BBMP at a cost of Rs.5,018 Crore.
• Additional Raw Water Transfer Pipeline between Forbes Sagar to N.B.R. and to extend up to T.K. Halli at an estimated cost of Rs. 160.33 crore.
• STP works at Vrushabhavathi valley, Hebbal, Koramangala and Chellaghatta and Doddabele will be taken up in next 4 years with State
• Implementation of Water Supply Facilities to 22 Slums.
• Laying of Clear Water Pipeline from GKVK Reservoir to HBR Reservoir.
• Providing Sewerage Network of 110 Kms in Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Kengeri.
• Construction of Sewage Treatment Plants at Hulimavu, Begur, Sarakki, and Agara lakes and at K.R. Puram.
• Construction of Pump House near Koramangala Sports Complex and extending existing main pipe from Sports complex to K&C Valley
Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.
• Phase-I project will be completed by the middle of 2016 and two reaches of Phase-II will be completed by 2020.
Bengaluru Development Authority:
• Affordable Houses for Economically Weaker Section, Lower Income Group and Middle Income Group being constructed. 3,000 flats will be constructed and allotted to the public during 2016-17.
• The formation of Nada Prabhu Kempegowda Layout is in Progress and 10,000 sites will be allotted by March 2017.
• Reconstruction of Indira Nagar, Austin Town and R.T.Nagar Commercial complexes taken up on PPP basis.
• Project report for construction of elevated roads from Silk Board to Hebbal Junction (NorthSouth), K.R.puram to Tumkur road (East-West1) and Varthur Lake to Mysore Road (East-West2) and other three, covering with approximately 100 KMs, at a cost of Rs.18,000 crore, is being prepared.
Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development & Finance Corporation Ltd.
• The Sewage Treatment Plants at Dharwad, Davangere and Kalaburagi will start functioning from 2016.
• Private operators will be appointed at Hubli-Dharwad to implement continuous water supply (24 X 7) during the year 2016.
Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike:
• The 4 major corridors measuring 51.65 KM are being developed as Signal Free Corridors at an estimated cost of Rs. 440.00 crore.
• 16.57 KM long roads in 12 Central Business Districts are being developed under Tender SURE standards at an estimated cost of Rs. 200.00 crore.
• 350 KM long 268 roads are developed under Chief Minister’s Nagarothana Scheme 2014-15 at an estimated cost of Rs. 417.17 crore.
• 112 Bengaluru Main roads are being developed by PWD at a cost of Rs. 260.00 crore and BBMP will develop ward level roads at a cost of Rs. 797.00 crore.
• Rs.1976 crore provided for developmental works in the Bengaluru city.
New works to be taken up during 2016-17:
• White topping to selected important city roads of 300 km length.
• Based on Tender Sure Model Old city roads and new central business district road network will be developed.
• Development of roads to provide enough alternative routes within the road network. • Development of Russle Market, Johnson Market
and Krishnarajendra Market having heritage value.
• All round development of IT-BT Hubs including Whitefield and Peenya Industrial Area.
• Multi level car parking in selected locations in the city.
• Grade separators in busy junctions.
• Rs.100 crore for Lake Development.
• Rs.500 crore for Solid Waste Management.
• Rs.800 crore Construction of Storm water drains.
• Rs. 250 crore for the development of 110 villages and City Muncipalities and Town Muncipalities coming under BBMP.
• Satellite Town Ring Road (STRR) and Greater Bengaluru –Bidadi Smart City –LPA master plan and Bidadi Smart City Detailed Project Report is being prepared.
• Development of software to issue SMS alerts to the owners of the RTC.
• Development of application for online receipt and timely disposal of application under section 109.
• Phodi Mukta Grama yojane will be extended to 1,500 more villages.
• Monthly remuneration to grama sahayaks will be increased from Rs.7,000 to Rs.10,000.
• Project for scanning, micro filming and micro fiche the permanent records of Registration Department dating back to the year 1857, at a total cost of Rs 301 crore will be proposed for central funding under Digital India.
• Monuments relating to founder of Bengaluru Nadaprabhu Kempegowda and heritage building etc., will be preserved and developed at a cost of Rs. 5 crore for which Nadaprabhu Kempegowda authority will be established.
• For the year ending 2015-16, 800 MWs from Yeramarus Unit-1 and 350 MWs from Renewable Energy Sources is expected to be added.
• 2,655.40 MWs of generation capacity including 800 MWs from Yeramarus Unit II, 705.40 MWs from Central Generating Stations and 1150 MWs from renewable sources of energy to be added during 2016-17.
• The work of establishing Gas based power plant at Yelahanka will be started.
• Kalaburagi Power Plant will start functioning this year.
• KPCL has also planned to take up the work of establishing 200 MWs of solar power plant.
• Establishment of 2,000 MWs of Solar park at Pavagada is taken up and production of 600 MWs is expected in the end of March 2017.
• Establishment of 1,200 MWs of Solar power plants in 60 backward talukas at 20 MWs each and 77 sub-stations through KPTCL.
• “Hosa belaku” scheme implemented under which 42 lakh LED bulbs distributed.
• Infrastructure to regularize 50,000 pump sets will be created during 2016-17.
• Web based modules for online submission of application for power sanctions, power evacuation, open access, clearance by Electrical
Inspectorate, and approval for power projects will be developed and deployed.
• Nirantara Jyothi III Phase Feeder bifurcation Scheme with the support of REC and GoI.
Public Works, Ports and Inland Water Transport
• Rs.3,500 crore allocated for development of State Highways and upgrading of Major District Roads.
• Under KRDCL, Rs.415 crore allocated for various road works of Shivamogga, Raichuru and Ballary districts.
• Rs.585 crore is allocated for construction of road on NH 212 in Kollegala-Kerala boarder.
• An expenditure of Rs.2,400 crore for land acquisition for the project of conversion of Bengaluru-Mysuru Road into 6 lane roads
approved by the GoI.
• For repair of roads in Kodagu district Rs.50 crore each provided.
• Rs.125 crore provided for construction of Northern Breakwater at Karwar Port.
• An Aviation Development Cell will be setup to facilitate development of airstrips and operation of non-scheduled flights.
• 588 acres and 370 acres of land for Hubballi and Belagavi Airports respectively handed over for extension of runway.
• Kalaburagi Airport will be completed during the current year and Shivamogga Airport will be taken up on PPP basis.
• Supply of natural gas to commercial establishments and houses in Bengaluru and will be implement in Belagavi, Tumakuru and
Skill Development and Livelihood Department
• New Department for skill development and livelihood under the Chief Minister.
Commerce and Industries
• Formation of a non profit company ‘Invest Karnataka’ to promote industries in Karnataka.
• Rs.175 Crore allocated to upgrade infrastructure facilities in existing industrial areas.
• Cashew Technology Centre at Kumuta, Uttara Kannada district.
• It is proposed to upgrade skills of rural youths who have lost their land for industries, for employment in the local industries.
• Establishing Women Parks in Ballary, Darwad and Mysuru to encourage women enterpreneurs.
• A National Investment and Manufacturing Zone at Chittapur Taluk, Kalaburagi District.
• Japanese Industrial Township at Vasantha Narasapura, Tumakuru District.
• Upgradation of 30 existing and new industrial estates through cluster approach.
• 50% subsidy on land/shed price by KIADB/ KSSIDC to SC/ST enterpreneurs and balance payment in instalments.
• Additional 5% of the plots/sheds developed by KIADB will be reserved for the backward class-1 and class-2A, minorities, physically disabled and ex-military personnel as per the Industiral Policy 2014.
• Grant of Rs. 3 crore for development of skill/EDP training centre to SC/ST enterpreneurs in Devanahalli Industrial Area.
• Establish a ‘Centre of Excellance’ (CoE) at GTTC in Bengaluru, Kalaburagi, Dandeli and Mysuru.
• Waive off Rs.17 crore loan and interest given to weavers for construction of living cum work sheds.
• Loan upto Rs.2 lakh with 1% interest and from Rs.2 lakh to Rs.5 lakh at 3% interest for the handloom and powerloom weavers.
• Solar equipments at 50% subsidized cost for small powerloom units in rural areas.
• Rs.10,000 per power loom for upgradation.
• Infrastructure facilities will be provided at Tadadi of Kumata taluka at a cost of Rs.10 crore to promote marine exports.
• Organize prestigious ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’ at Bengaluru in January 2017.
Information Technology, Bio Technology and Science & Technology (IT, BT and S&T)
• Setup 10 new incubators in post-graduate and professional institutions across the State under New Age Incubation Network.
• It is proposed to support the setting-up of 4 technology business incubators in potential areas of Internet of Things, ESDM, etc. across the State.
• Incubators and Common Instrumentation facilities in Bengaluru and in the IT Parks of Shivamogga, Bagalakote and Kalaburagi by KEONICS. New IT Parks-incubator in Belagavi, Bidar and Vijayapura.
• Distribution of ‘science lab-in-a-box’ kits to 500 high schools in educationally backward taluks.
• Setup mini planetarium at Vijayapura.
• Rs.8 crore allocated for the programmes of ‘Vision Group’ for quality of information relating to science and technology, etc.
• 33 ‘Bengaluru One’ centres will be setup in Bengaluru city.
• Financial assistance to the new e-Governance Scheme at the district level.
• Awards to departments and institutions providing citizen friendly, State level e-Governance Schemes.
• IT Security Operational Centre to enhance all the security activities as per the standards of IT.
• Orgainsing the 20th National e-Governance Conference in February 2017 in the State.
• Rs.10 crore for development of Bagalakote, Karwar, Bidar and Chikkaballapura Districts as model tourist destinations.
• Launch of a portal for information and other services to tourists.
• Construction of permanent Exhibition Centre at Mysuru.
• ‘Kuteera’- high quality basic amenities on national highway for tourists.
• Organising Karnataka Travel Mart once in every 2 years.
• Revival of historical water supply system in Bidar and Vijayapura and develop as tourists destinations.
• Development of Jain and Buddhist circuits. \
• Filling up of 12,000 posts pertaining to Hyderabad-Karnataka Regional Development is in progress as per Articles 371 J.
• Sound and light show on the occassion of 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr.B.R.Ambedker will be held in all the districts.
• Composing of “Dhyeya Geethe”- theme song and other cultural activities to celeberate the 60th year of re-organisation of the State.
• Construction of ‘Gandhi Bhavan’ at the cost of Rs.3 crore in each district in the next 2 years to propagate the ideology of Gandhiji.
• A state of the art film archives will be established.
• Honorarium to journalists in distress raised from Rs.6000 to Rs.8000.
• A new KSRP Battalion at Tumakuru and 3 C.A.R. Battalions at Bengaluru over next 3 years.
• Hostels for women KSRP constables at Belagavi and Bengaluru.
• Establishment of 5 new women police stations.
• Building for 35 police stations, circle offices, Sub-division offices over next 3 years.
• Rs.10 crores for people friendly police stations and infrastructure facilities to existing police stations.
• Under ‘Police Gruha 2020’ -construction of remaining quarters.
• The number of ‘Hoysala, Garuda model’ vehicles will be increased from 184 to 384.
• Construction of building for District Home Guards Training Institute in Raichur District.
• A fully automated process of testing and issue of Learner’s Licence and Driving Licence in all RTO offices.
• Installation of Vehicle Tracking Units (VTUs) in KSRTC, NWKRTC and NEKRTC.
• Intelligent Transport System (ITS) in BMTC and Smartcard for ticketing.
• Procurement of 650 buses by BMTC. Financial assistance by Government to procure 1000 buses.
Law and Courts
• Grants raised to taluka advocates associations from Rs. 20,000 to Rs.40,000, Rs.35,000 to Rs.70,000 to district advocates association, Rs.1.25 lakh to Rs.2.50 lakh for Bengaluru Bar Association and Rs.50,000 to Rs.1 lakh for advocates associations.
• Grant to Bar Council raised from Rs.2 crore to Rs.5 crore.
• Computarisation of Advocate General’s Office.
• 22 new family courts will be setup.
TAX PROPOSALS -GOODS AND SERVICES TAX
• World Bank, in its report of 2015 on ‘Assessment of State Implementation of Business Reforms’ has ranked our State at number one with respect to “Registering and Complying with Tax.
• A module to train Tax Practioners has been developed and training is being conducted in the Fiscal Policy Institute.
VALUE ADDED TAX
• Scheme to recognize and honour five diligent tax payers in each of Bengaluru based divisions and three each from VAT divisions other than Bengaluru.
• Module for transportation of goods that will allow transporters to upload the details of goods being transported online for hassle-free movement of goods .
• Development of mobile application for the benefit of small dealers.
• Issue of online refunds to the eligible dealers. • Online service of statutory proceedings using digital signature certificates.
• Allocation of Rs.10 crore to FKCCI for the construction of centenary building in memory of Sir. M.Visvesvaraya.
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• Tax exemption on paddy, rice, wheat, pulses and products of rice, wheat and Ragi Rice (Processed Ragi)for one year.
• Tax exemption on Jowar Roti, Ragi Roti, Aluminium house hold utensils and Crude Oil.
• Tax exemption on handmade paper, hand-made paper boards, and handmade paper products manufactured and sold by a dealer recognized
by the Karnataka Khadi and Village Industries Board.
• Tax reduction on Cotton from 5% to 2%.
• Tax reduction from 14.5% to 5.5% on Chatnipudi prepared from: Groundnut, Nigar seeds, Copra, Bengal gram, Garlic, Flax seeds and fried gram.
• Tax reduction from 14.5% to 5.5% on Office files made of paper and paper boards, Adult Diapers, certain articles of nickel and titanium, Hand operated Rubber sheet making machines, set top boxes for viewing Television content, Surgical; gowns, masks, caps and drapes of single use made of Non-woven fabrics, Multi-Media Speakers, Helmets and LED Bulbs.
Additional Resource Mobilization Measure
• VAT increased from 14.5% to 20% on aerated and carbonated non-alcoholic beverages.
• Increase in rate of tax on petrol from 26% to 30% and diesel from 16.65% to 19%.
• Entertainment Tax increased from 6% to 10% on Multi System Operators (MSOs) and Direct to Home service providers (DTHs).
• Amendment to Sub-section 3 of section 10 of KVAT Act, 2003, to bring in clarity so as to have effect only from 1.4.2015.
• Amendment to Section 10 of the KVAT Act, 2003 to assess the dealers who are statutorily required to upload but fail to upload such purchase and sales statement by disallowing input tax.
• Provide for submission of Form VAT 240 electronically and to levy penalty for non-compliance under KVAT Act, 2003.
• Amendment to Section 38 to include cases relating to the dealers who file incorrect and incomplete returns.
• Amendment to Section 72 of the KVAT Act, 2003 to levy of penalty under the circumstances of filing revised returns resulting in tax liability of more than 5%.
• Amendment to entry 4 of VI schedule of the KVAT Act, 2003, to include only structural works contract of iron trusses, purlines and the like.
AGRICULTURAL INCOME-TAX -Relief
• Abolition of Agricultural Income Tax with effect from 1st of April 2016.
CENTRAL SALES TAX
• Restriction of input tax claim charged in excess of two percent on purchase of cigarettes relating to interstate sale of cigarrates against ‘C’ form.
• Rescinding of notifications issued under the CST Act, 1956 reducing the rates to 1% which were issued before the introduction of VAT.
• Formation of Committee headed by an Additional Commissioner of Commercial Taxes to study and submit a report to simplify the Profession Tax Act.
• Amendment to section 5 to issue registration certificate within 3 days.
• Amendment to section 3-E to provide relief to class of facilities in hospitals.
Amendment to section 7-A to empower authorities to re-assess escaped tax by including types of luxuries chargeable to tax which were
not specified in that section.
• Reduction of mandatory payment of disputed tax and other amounts to 30% to get stay from First Appellate Authority and Karnataka
Appellate Tribunal and to facilitate dealers to file appeal to the first appellate authority electronically.
• Filing of returns and payment of tax electronically.
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• Revenue collection target of Rs.16,510 crores for the year 2016-17
Additional Resource Mobilization Measures
• Increase in Excise Duty on IML from the existing Rs.45 to Rs.50
• Increase in Excise Duty on Beer from the existing Rs.5 to Rs.10
• Increase in Additional Excise Duty on IML by 4% to 12% across all the 17 slabs w.e.f., 01.04.2016
• Increase in Additional Excise Duty on Beer from 135% to 150%
• Levy of Administrative fee of Rs.2 per litre on export and Re.1 per litre on import of Spirit (excluding Ethanol)
• Reduction in gap between the licence fees of different categories of liquor vending licences and increase the same by 25%
- To increase Wine production and keeping in view the upliftment of grape growers, provisions are made for allowing fortification of Wine by adding only grape spirit or pure fruit brandy
- Grant of Rs. 10 crore for widely publicizing the concept of “responsible drinking” in partnership with Liquor Manufacturing Associations Budget Highlights 2016-17 103 Relief
- Revision of 17 slabs of Declared Prices relating to IML with an increase of Rs. 35 each w.e.f., 01.07.2016.
STAMPS AND REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT
- Stamp duty is exempted from 10-02-2016 on sale deeds for purchase of property by persons out of the compensation amount paid by the Government for having acquired their property.
- Revenue of more than Rs.100/- crores is expected by revising/rationalising some Articles of the Karnataka Stamp Act 1957.
- Taxes enhanced on Stage carriages, city stage carriages, contract carriages, All India Tourist Buses, and Buses operating on Special permits.
- Taxes totally exempted on Electric transport and non-transport vehicles.
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