State Budget Reactions

Mr. Adarsh Narahari, Secretary, CREDAI Bengaluru. I am happy to see Bengaluru get a large allocation of funds for city development which was much needed. It is also heartening to see a proposal to provide permanent housing in slums through a PPP model. The development of 5 commercial hubs along major arterial roads and funds for KIABD to create an industrial corridor are other positives. Overall the budget does a good balancing act in catering to various sections and their needs.

Mr.Farook Mahmood, World President FIABCI and Chairman & Managing DirectorSilverline Realty

The StateGovernment has presented a detailed budget with benefits to most sectors. Thebudget presented today was a completely group oriented budget. The decision towaive off penalties on property taxes for industries in industrial areas andtownships if the principal amount is paid in a single installment is a positivestep. Additionally, the proposal for permanent housing in slums through the PPPmodel will also be a big plus. I would say it’s a step in the right direction.

Mr.Vishal Mirchandani, CEO Retail & Commercial, Brigade Enterprises

The budgetpresented today is a positive budget on the whole. Some of the benefits of thebudget will be the development of commercial sites along major networks ofroads in Bengaluru. The government’s allocation of Rs 2500 crore for thedevelopment of Bengaluru is a positive move. Enhancement of urbaninfrastructure is another positive of the budget.

Dr BaniAnand, Founder & Managing Director, Hairline International Hair &Skin Clinic

* Happy to hear that Government has proposed Super Specialty hospitals indifferent places of the State for Cancer and Heart ailment.

* The StateBudget is fair enough when compared to Union Budget 2018.

* Would bemore appreciated if the Government would have implemented New Edge treatmentsand Free Treatment for BPL card holders in the State.* Addition 1,000 bed ward announced for Bangalore Medical College.

* Few MoreUniversal Health schemes like Arogya Karnataka Yojane should be introduced.

Education sector has got a due shareand importance in the Karnataka budget with a number of initiatives which cango a long way in contributing quality education being made availableparticularly for rural children and more so for girls. Some of laudable initiativesare : opening up of 100 public schools at panchayat level that can match withwhat is available in the private sectors, providing free bus pass for all thechildren in the govt institutions that would unburden the parents, creatingdigital libraries for 10L children that is almost non existent in this ruralareas, setting up of mobile science labs so that children can have hands onexperience, fee waiver for all girl students in the govt institutions till thePG level which can encourage these children to pursue higher education.

Prof. YK Jayaramappa, CEO, BASE_EDUCATION

Ms.Niru Agarwal,Trustee, Greenwood High International School on the Karnataka State Budget announced today. Requesting you to kindly publish the same.

“Itis laudable that the Karnataka Government has recognized the indispensable role of education in the growth and development of the state and allocated such big an amount for it. Besides, infrastructural development like CCTV Cameras,laboratories along with digitization of libraries would not only enhance the quality of education in Government schools but also bring them at par with the standards of other privately run institutes. Also, the move to waive off fees for girl students in state-run institutes till post graduation level is a major boost to gender equality in terms of education, something which is the utmost need of the hour.”

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