Priya Krishna from Govindaraja Nagar, the wealthiest candidate in fray, spent merely Rs 9.55 lakh for his campaign, documents say.
Urban Property Ownership Records (UPOR) project for Bengaluru, work on surveying properties in the capital has finally commenced to issue property rights.
Apprehensions of lake conservationists notwithstanding, the state’s minor irrigation department is expected to notify amendments to the KTCDA in the next 2 weeks.
The BBMP in its budget proposals, reviewed by the ET, had sought government support for projects ranging from street lights to roads to stormwater drains (SWD).
While Old Mysuru is the only stronghold of the JDS, the BJP found much success in the coastal, north Karnataka and Malnad regions during the recently-held Assembly elections.
Water experts who have been demanding sustainable water solutions for the city say that the government’s priority should have been to rejuvenate existing lakes and groundwater recharge than investing on heavy projects to bring water to the city.
The revelation has shocked lake conservationists who all along resisted the move right from the time when the amendment was proposed to the time it was passed in the Legislature.
In fact, BBMP's citizen feedback score (619 out of 1,400) is less than the national average, indicating citizens' discontent with the city's state of cleanliness. the BBMP's total score was 2,001.98 out of 4,000.
Experts believe that there will be funds to spend on the city's development if the government picks and chooses important projects that count and exclude capital-intensive big infrastructure proposals.
Unlike the Karnataka Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Board, the Unorganised Workers Social Security Board is heavily dependent on the state government for funds.
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