Karnataka State Budget - Highlights

Dear Friends,

The Karnataka State Budget for the year 2008 - 2009 was presented by Honourable Chief Minister Sri B. S. Yeddyurappa on 17th July 2008.

The highlights of the budget with respect to Hubli - Dharwad and North Karnataka are as below.

Vishal Kumar N Jain.

  • 5 Crores for Agriculture University at Raichur
  • Agricultural University (Horticulture) at Bagalkot
  • 25 Crores Development Grant to Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli
  • 50 Crores each for Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Bellary, Davangere, Mysore, Mangalore
  • 136 Crores for Drinking Water Supply Project
  • Karwar port will be developed on Public - Private Partnership Model
  • 50 Crores Finanical Support to North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation
  • 700 acres of land to be acquired for International Aiport at Hubli
  • 370 acres of land to be acquired for expansion of Airport at Belgaum
  • Bidar - Gulbarga new railway line
  • Sholapur-Bagalkot-Gadag railway line gauge conversion
  • 4 Major Industrial Corridors
    Bidar-Bangalore via Chitradurga
    Tumkur-Honnavar via Shimoga
    Chitradurga-Mangalore via Shimoga - Udupi
    Bangalore-Belgaum via Davangere - Hubli - Dharwad
  • 30 Crores for development of Basava Kalyana
  • 25 Crores for Vishva Kannada Sammelana at Belgaum in December
  • 25 Crores for improving infrastructure in Bidar City
  • 5 Crores for setting up of drug testing laboratories in Hubli and Bellary
  • Steel zone will be established for Bellary, Koppal, Raichur, Baglakot, Haveri and Gadag
  • Cement zone will be established for Gulbarga, Bagalkot, Chitradurga, Belgaum and other districts
  • Food zone will be established in Bangalore Rural, Kolar, Shimoga, Bagalkot,Bijapur, Davangere and other districts
  • IT – BT zone will be established in Mysore, Mangalore, Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum, Shimoga and Gulbarga
  • Automobile Zone in Ramanagara, Shimoga and Hubli-Dharwad
  • Garment zone will be established in Bangalore Rural, Tumkur, Kolar, Mandya, Belgaum, Bidar, Dharwad and other districts.
  • An export-import office will be established in Hubli.
  • An amount of Rs.2 Crores has been allocated for the development of “Aryabhata” IT Park at Hubli.
  • Truck terminals will be established in Mysore, Hubli-Dharwad,Belgaum and Bellary through public private partnership.
  • 50 Crores for Suvarna Vidhana Soudha at Belgaum

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