Bengaluru, Mar 08, 2021: Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa presented his eighth State Budget at noon on Monday. The Chief Minister, who holds the finance portfolio, had already indicated that the effect of COVID-19 would be visible on the budget. “Amid the COVID-19 situation, we have to ensure development in all the districts across Karnataka. This time emphasis would be on women empowerment, tourism, agriculture and irrigation,’ the CM had said.
Opposition Party Congress leaders in the assembly protested by wearing black armbands during the budget presentation by the Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa. Opposition party leader Siddaramaiah along with Congress MLA’s boycotted the budget after a few minutes of protest.
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in his budget speech announced one Goshala for each district for the protection of cattle wealth in the state.
Yediyurappa also announced continuation of ‘Anugraha Koduge’ scheme which provides compensation for the accidental death of sheep and goats.