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5,000 crore for the comprehensive development of Kalyan Karnataka. Reserve: CM Siddaramaiah

As promised during the election campaign, Kalyana has earmarked Rs 5,000 crore for the comprehensive development of Karnataka.

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Bengaluru : In the budget presented by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who holds the finance portfolio, Kalyan has announced various development projects for the Karnataka region.

As promised during the election campaign, Kalyana has earmarked Rs 5,000 crore for the comprehensive development of Karnataka.

Kalyan One skilled young graduate from each taluk will be selected as ‘Chief Minister’s Fellow’ for a period of 24 months to strengthen local governance in the Karnataka region. 10 crore for this. will provide 400 community toilet complexes will be constructed at a cost of Rs.25 lakh in the Kalyana Karnataka area and proper arrangements will be made for their maintenance. For this Rs. 100 crore will be given, the Chief Minister said.

Welfare Rs.75 crore has been earmarked for the comprehensive development of tourist destinations in the Karnataka region such as Hampi, Mylar, Gangapur, Sannati and Malkheda, Bidar, Raichur, Kalaburagi forts.

A new 200 bedded Mother and Child Hospital will be constructed at Gulabgara Institute of Medical Sciences (JIMS) at a cost of Rs.70 crore. A state-of-the-art skill laboratory, research center and sports facilities for the district will be set up by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. A College of Allied Health Sciences will also be established. A grant has been given in the budget for the start of trauma care center in Kalaburagi.

20 crores will be given to Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology for upgradation of facilities at Kalaburagi and Mysore regional units on the occasion of Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology’s Golden Jubilee. He said that grants will be given to set up an industrial colony in Chittapura taluk of Kalaburagi district to promote small industries.

Since Bidar district has a large population of blackbucks, a blackbuck conservation reserve will be established in the district. 2 crores will be earmarked for conservation and management of the reserve. A 3D projection multimedia sound and light program will be started at Bidar fort at night. He said that an industrial colony will be established at Shahpur in Yadgiri district for the development of small scale industries.

A new program called ‘Ashaakiran’ is proposed to be launched in 4 districts of the state including Raichur under which activities like eye camp, distribution of spectacles and cataract surgery will be taken up in mission mode.

He said that a 450-bed hospital attached to the Government Medical College in Koppal would be completed on priority, and Janapada Lok would be established in Koppal on the model of the existing Janapada Lok in Ramanagara.

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Karnataka Council Passes FAR Amendment Bill

Karnataka Council approves FAR Bill amidst uproar. Premium FAR capped at 0.4%, Transferable Development Rights at 0.6%.

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The Legislative Council approved the bill enabling the sale and purchase of premium Floor Area Ratio (FAR) despite the BJP members staging a walkout during the session on Thursday.

Presented by Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar, who oversees Bengaluru City Development, the Karnataka Town and Country Planning (Amendment) Bill 2024 received passage in the Council after its prior approval in the Assembly. This legislation permits developers to augment building floors by acquiring additional FAR through a fee payment equivalent to 40% of the guidance value, as sanctioned by local planning authorities. Furthermore, the bill sanctions the sale of FAR.

According to Shivakumar, the inclusion of premium FAR provision is anticipated to augment the revenues of local planning authorities, enabling investment in developmental endeavors. The premium FAR allotment is capped at 0.4%, with Transferable Development Rights limited to 0.6%.

The bill mandates that the proceeds from premium FAR fees be allocated towards land acquisition and the enhancement of basic amenities. Presently, FAR determination hinges on factors like road width, zoning regulations, and other pertinent parameters.

Expressing concerns, BJP MLCs cautioned against potential traffic congestion arising from the proliferation of buildings due to additional FAR. They proposed referring the matter to a select House committee for comprehensive deliberation, while some members advocated for an in-depth discussion before tabling the bill.

Shivakumar defended the legislation, asserting its simplification aimed at benefiting all stakeholders and bolstering the revenues of local planning authorities. He underscored that the previous BJP administration under Basavaraj Bommai had intentions to amend this law.

“We’ve introduced certain amendments to the law. Premium FAR has been operational in Mangaluru for some time now, generating approximately Rs 3,000 crore in additional revenue over the past six years. This amendment extends the same benefit to the entire state,” remarked Shivakumar.

However, BJP members opposed the bill and subsequently staged a walkout from the Council.

In addition, the Council ratified the BBMP Property Tax Amendment Bill, which previously received approval in the Assembly.

Shivakumar elucidated that the bill aimed to rectify an oversight from the previous government, which led to substantial penalties on property owners. He highlighted that the 15th Finance Commission stipulated the release of grants contingent upon property tax aligning with the guidance value, necessitating the introduction of this amendment bill.

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Forest personnel in Karnataka search for leopard, find dog

Forest officials in Rajarajeshwari Nagar were on high alert on Monday and Tuesday in response to reports of leopard sightings from concerned residents.

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Forest officials in Rajarajeshwari Nagar were on high alert on Monday and Tuesday in response to reports of leopard sightings from concerned residents. However, their efforts were met with an unexpected discovery. Despite the urgency of the calls, upon investigation, officials determined that the alleged leopard was, in fact, a dog.

Responding to multiple calls from RR Nagar residents who claimed to have seen a leopard in their vicinity on February 11 and later on February 19, forest personnel conducted a thorough search operation. However, their efforts yielded no evidence of a big cat prowling the area.

Even as some residents maintained night vigils in hopes of catching a glimpse of the elusive creature, no leopard was sighted. The situation escalated when residents of a local apartment complex shared CCTV footage capturing an animal moving along the road, albeit unclearly.

With concerns mounting, residents promptly alerted forest authorities, presuming the creature to be a leopard. Forest officials mobilized their resources for a comprehensive search, only to discover that the supposed leopard was, in reality, a domestic dog.

The incident highlights the importance of accurate identification and prompt response in wildlife management, even in urban areas where encounters with wildlife are rare but not unheard of.

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Karnataka mandates state anthem for all schools

The Kannada & Culture Department reversed its decision, now mandating all schools to sing the state anthem. Confusion stemmed from a “printing mistake.

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The Kannada and Culture Department, which previously issued an order excluding private schools from singing the state anthem during assemblies, has now reversed its decision. In a new government order issued on Wednesday, it has been clarified that all schools, including private ones, should sing the state anthem. Kannada and Culture Minister Shivaraj Tangadagi attributed the confusion to a “printing mistake.”

The issue was brought up in the Assembly by Leader of Opposition R Ashoka, who questioned the initial order’s intention of excluding private schools from including the state anthem, “Jaya Bharatha Jananiya Thanujathe,” penned by Kuvempu, in their assemblies. He expressed bewilderment at why private schools were being excluded from the purview of the education department.

Ashoka criticized the officials for such decisions and expressed frustration with Minister Tangadagi’s apparent lack of control over them. The BJP state president BY Vijayendra demanded an apology from the state government, citing a recent attempt by an official from the Social Welfare Department to alter Kuvempu’s slogan in residential schools as another instance of disrespect towards the poet.

Senior BJP MLA Suresh Kumar emphasized the Kannada and Culture Department’s responsibility to safeguard the Kannada language and questioned the rationale behind such orders. Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao downplayed the issue, stating that it was a minor matter that has already been rectified, but his statement was met with condemnation from BJP members.

Tangadagi clarified that the confusion arose during the preparation of the government order, where the term “all schools” was inadvertently changed, leading to the exclusion of private schools. He termed it a “printing mistake” and assured that it has been rectified. Law Minister HK Patil acknowledged the lapse and promised action against those responsible for the error. The latest government order issued by the department now includes all schools, irrespective of their ownership status.

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