CM Siddaramaiah: Karnataka budget to be presented on 7 July

The Karnataka budget will be presented on 7 July and a decision will be made in the cabinet meeting, according to Siddaramaiah, the chief minister of Karnataka, who made the announcement on Monday.

Speaking to the reporters at Davanagere helipad, “Budget session is likely to begin from July 3 and the budget will be presented on July 7 and a decision would be taken in this regard in the cabinet meeting.”

The chief minister of Karnataka also stated that discussions and consultations are necessary before determining the budget’s size.

“The previous Government had presented a budget of Rs. 3.09 lakh crore. We can only get clarity regarding the size of the budget only after the meeting on budgetary preparations will begin,” the Karnataka CM said.

While reacting to the questions on the Cow slaughter bill, the CM said “Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Cattle Preservation Act, 1964 already existed and an amendment was brought to the same.”

He further added that the CEOs of the Zilla Panchayats and Deputy Commissioners have been given orders to deliver seeds and fertiliser to farmers on schedule.

In response to the concern over rising electricity rates, he stated that the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) had made a decision regarding the hike.

“The earlier decision is being implemented,” he said.

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