‘Give labour ministry a 10 percent fund hike’

Published: 25th February 2013 11:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th February 2013 11:07 AM   |  A+A-

Union Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge said on Sunday that Finance Minister P Chidambaram has been requested to increase allocation of funds for the Labour Ministry by 10 per cent in the ensuing budget.

He told reporters that his ministry was given Rs 900 crore when he assumed office in 2009. In the 2010 budget, the allocation was increased to Rs 1,800 crore, in 2011 it was given Rs 2,500 crore and in 2012 it went up to Rs 3,200 crore.

“In this year’s budget we are expecting Rs 3,600-Rs 3,700 crore. Funds are need for popular schemes such as Modular Employable Skills and Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana,” he said.

New train

Kharge said that he has requested the Railway Ministry to sanction a new rail line between Wadi and Gadag. “I have also sought funds for completion of Gulbarga-Bidar rail line and plying of Solapur-Bangalore Express on a daily basis,” he said.

Textile park

“The textile park which is being constructed on 50 acres near Gulbarga has got Rs 2.85 crore for the building work. The Centre has sanctioned Rs 1.86 crore and the state government sanctioned Rs1 crore for the project,” he said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Karnataka news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp