Bengaluru, May 21: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that our Government has kept its promise and the Cabinet has accorded in principle approval for 5 Guarantee schemes as announced in the Election Manifesto.
Addressing the media after the first cabinet meeting he estimated that Rs. 1200 crore is required to implement Gruha Jyoti scheme, to provide 200 Unit free power. Rs. 2000 per month will be transferred to the head woman of the family, 10 kg rice will be given under Anna Bhagya and Rs. 3000/- will be given to unemployed graduates and Rs. 1500 to diploma holders who have passed out during current educational year for upto 2 years.
Women, who are residents of the State would be given free bus pass to travel in Government Buses. Guidelines are being worked out in details and will be discussed in next cabinet meeting. According to preliminary estimates, Rs. 50,000 crore required annually, he said. Chief Minister also added that information about Indira canteen is also being sought and they would be started soon.
Cabinet has also decided to convene legislature session from May 22 to 24, 2023 and Budget will be presented in the month of July.
During 2023-24, Rs. 56,000 crore is required to repay the interest and principal amount of the debts. Chief Minister was confident of launching new programmes, without affecting the economy, by taking stringent measures such as efficiency in tax collection, controlling unnecessary expenditure, avoiding borrowings etc
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