Bengaluru: The State Government has allocated Rs. 300 Crore for the Assembly elections in 2023. The fund is part of the second round of supplementary estimates that the state government presented to the Assembly on Monday December 26.
An outlay of Rs 638.08 Crore for various flood-relief activities was one of the major allocations in the supplementary estimates. Of the total, Rs. 500 Crore was set aside as a state grant to cover the outstanding amount for crops damaged by floods in 2022, and Rs. 124 crore was allocated for infrastructure projects under the State Disaster Relief Fund.
The State Government has also set aside Rs 200 crore towards the salary of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s officers and employees. According to the supplementary estimate, an additional amount of Rs 86.9 crore was given under the special assistance to states for land acquisition for the 288 km NHAI-Bengaluru Ring Road Project.
Rs. 150 Crore was approved for classroom construction and maintenance to upgrade the facilities at government schools and colleges. The charged expenditure, which came from the Consolidated Fund of India, was Rs. 1,806.18 Crore, while the voted expenditure, which came from state funds, was Rs. 6,194.95 Crore.