With an outlay of Rs 9,322 crore, the budget was heavy on welfare schemes, but made no mention of lake rejuvenation.
First introduced in 2001-02, the LAD fund permits MLAs to spend the money in their respective constituencies on selected activities such as education, infrastructure development, sports, youth services, etc.
Unsure of the future of the four large WtE projects taken up under the PPP model, the civic body is now in talks with the KPTCL to set up a government-owned plant.
The BDA has closed its RTI Cell, located in its PRO’s office, in April 2017. The BBMP shut its RTI Cell in November 2017.
Climate Trends and Co Media Lab, one such city-based organisation, recently came up with its independent study that showed that breathable pollution levels are much higher than earlier thought.
The inhuman practice has been legally abolished long ago but greedy contractors and an inefficient police and judicial system make sure manual scavengers enter the death trap again and again
The only improvement over 2017 appears to be in the creation of a data bank on solid waste management.
G Jagadeesha, commissioner of Mysuru City Corporation said that it was impossible for the city corporation to construct toilets using Swachh Sarvekshan funds that it received from state and central governments.
With parents preferring private schools, policymakers and experts are unable to come up with a plan that will make public education attractive and bring students back into government schools.
The government took up the task of pre-creating caste, income and residence certificates of every person in Karnataka, excluding Bengaluru, more than a year ago.
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