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Karnataka Budget 2019 Updates: Rs 12,650 crore allocated for Crop Loan Waiver Scheme

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Bengaluru, Feb 8: Amid fears of 'Operation kamala' Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy tabled the second Budget of Congress-JDS coalition for 2019-20 fiscal on Friday. CM Kumaraswamy government's budget size icreased to Rs 234,153 crore. Last year's budget size was Rs 218,488 crore.

CM HD Kumaraswamy presenting the Budget. Courtesy: ANI photo

Kumaraswamy announced grant of Rs.6,500 crore for the waiver of crop loan of farmers to Commercial Banks and Rs.6,150 crore is to Co-operative Sector. He announced completion of waiver of loan of co-operative sector before May 2019 and completion of waiver of loan in respect of commercial banks also in the year 2019-20.

A total grant of Rs.46,853 crore has been allocated to the agriculture and related departments in the budget 2019-20.

Congress leader Eshwara Khandre, said, "This year's state budget emphasised on the long ignored North Karnataka regions, irrigation facilities, farmers' plight and education."

Despite a whip being issued, MLAs Nagendra, M Kumathalli, Gokak MLA and Umesh Jadhav did not attend the Budget session. Now, the Congress has decided to request the Speaker to suspend the dissenting legislatures.

Here are the live updates for Karnataka Budget Session 2019-20:

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2:52 PM, 8 Feb
Total grant of Rs.46,853 crore to the agriculture and related departments in the budget 2019-20
2:51 PM, 8 Feb
A grant of Rs.6,500 crore for the waiver of crop loan of farmers to Commercial Banks and Rs.6,150 crore is to Co-operative Sector; completion of waiver of loan of co-operative sector before May 2019; completion of waiver of loan in respect of commercial banks also in the year 2019-20.
2:44 PM, 8 Feb
BJP leaders walk out, stage protest in front of the Gandhi statue in Bengaluru.
2:25 PM, 8 Feb
'Agonized by painful words spoken by HD Kumaraswamy,' tweets N Chandrababu Naidu
2:24 PM, 8 Feb
CM kumaraswamy announces formation of four new taluks.
2:02 PM, 8 Feb
Rs 50 crore sanctioned for the development of infrastructure in Basavana Bagewadi, Rs 2 crore for research on climate change
1:59 PM, 8 Feb
Bangalore, Mysore, Kalaburagi, Belgaum -these four districts to get Language Skill Development Centers
1:58 PM, 8 Feb
Chief Minister Kumaraswamy gives a shock to bear lovers; Increases excise duty on beer
1:39 PM, 8 Feb
Planning to provide a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for 12 crops: Kumaraswamy
1:26 PM, 8 Feb
Kumaraswamy declares 156 taluks in the state have been drought-riddled. "We had asked the Union government for Rs 2,000 crore drought relief but received only Rs 969 crore," he says.
1:26 PM, 8 Feb
Rs 8015 crore has been allocated for Bengaluru development. Transport and garbage disposal will be the focus.
1:25 PM, 8 Feb
Rs 5 crores allocated to develop silk factory in Chamarajanagar district
1:24 PM, 8 Feb
Our priority is to improve farmers' lives by providing a sustainable market for horticultural crops such as Mango and Tomato: CM Kumaraswamy
1:23 PM, 8 Feb
Rs.150 crore for pomegranates and grape growers
1:22 PM, 8 Feb
Rs.1,200 crore was allocated for the development of government school and colleges
1:15 PM, 8 Feb
Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar and the government have decided not to distribute copies of the 2019-2020 budget in the House when chief minister HD Kumaraswamy reads his speec
1:00 PM, 8 Feb
Farm loan waiver has been carried out successfully. Rs 9,291.81 crore spent on irrigation projects: Kumaraswamy
1:00 PM, 8 Feb
Kumaraswamy: State to build 854 houses in flood hit Kodagu
1:00 PM, 8 Feb
The coalition government has submitted a Rs 2,500 crore proposal to the Centre for drought relief. About 156 taluks in the state are hit by the drought, says Kumaraswamy
12:59 PM, 8 Feb
State government’s accounts till December 2018: Revenue Receipts atRs 1,16,067 crore, 69.8% of the budget estimates for the financial year. Tax revenue in first nine months of the year pegged Rs 71,735 crore, 74.9% of the budget estimates for the year. The revenue expenditure during the period pegged at Rs 1,02,778 crore, 61.8% of BE.
12:54 PM, 8 Feb
CM HD Kumaraswamy, says, " We've worked for the state's development in the past 8 months and our aim is to provide good governance. When #Kodugu was hit with floods, we addressed their problems.'
12:24 PM, 8 Feb
Congress leader Siddaramaiah: Will petition before the assembly speaker to suspend the four dissenting Congress MLAs.
12:00 PM, 8 Feb
Former CM Siddaramaiah tags PM Modi in his tweet after HDK releases audio tape against BJP
11:54 AM, 8 Feb
BSY says, "Only achievement of the govt is being corrupt. The Minister is involved in corruption and are openly transacting the corrupt money."
11:54 AM, 8 Feb
Coalition govt in Karnataka has lost the trust of people and does not have moral right to continue. More than 20 legislature in CLP meeting demanded to remove Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy:
11:24 AM, 8 Feb
"If allegations levelled by HD Kumaraswamy are proved, I am ready to quit politics," says Yeddyurappa in a thundering voice.
11:22 AM, 8 Feb
"10 to 11 Congress and JDS MLAs will not participate in the Budget Session, says Yeddyurappa with confidence.
11:21 AM, 8 Feb
Yeddyurappa says, "We'll allow the government to table the Budget and participate in the debate".
11:17 AM, 8 Feb
State BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa counter attacks CM HD Kumaraswamy. He says, "The coalition government has done no development work. Farm loans have not been cleared by the state government."
10:57 AM, 8 Feb
Advocate RLN Murthy files complaint against BS Yeddyurappa, Malleshwaram BJP MLA, Ashwath Narayan and others alleging that 'BJP has committed an offence of kidnapping and wrongful confinement of some members of legislative assembly, not allowing them to participate in budget session 2019'
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