BANGALORE: Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda told the Assembly on Tuesday that the collection of commercial tax could increase by `500 crore at the end of the current fiscal. He said that the increase in tax collection would be due to the introduction of e-sugam. “Under this scheme, people can pay taxes online where funds can be transferred from one bank to another,” the chief minister added.
Congress demands Bhat’s arrest
The Congress on Tuesday demanded the arrest of RSS leader Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat for making inflammatory speech against minority communities. Home Minister R Ashok said that a case was booked against Bhat and an investigation is on.
The state government has decided to make the installation of rain water harvesting (RWH) structures mandatory at all the newly constructed buildings in urban areas. On Tuesday, the Karnataka Municipalities and Certain Other Law (Amendment) Bill, 2011, was passed in the legislative assembly. Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister S Suresh Kumar, who tabled the Bill, said every owner of a building having 2,400 sq ft of area or owner will construct a building of 1,200 sq ft should provide RWH structure for a storage for reuse or for groundwater recharge.