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Karnataka Budget 2018: Agriculture is our priority, says CM Siddaramaiah

With the state all set to go to assembly polls in the next few months, many are expecting a please-all budget this time around from Siddaramaiah.

Published: 16th February 2018 11:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th February 2018 07:03 PM   |  A+A-

CM Siddaramaiah goes through his budget speech at his house on Thursday | EPS file photo

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today presented his 13th budget as well as the 6th budget of the present Congress Government.

The Chief Minister addressed long-standing concerns of the urban population by allocating Rs 17,196 crore to the Urban Development Department, and promising a Japan-government assisted programme to improve traffic management in Bengaluru. As for sops for the poor, Siddaramaiah has pledged Rs 1,350 crore for free gas connections with twin-burner stove and two refills for 30 lakh beneficiaries, among other things.

Here are the highlights of the budget.

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