CM Yediyurappa calls on union finance minister, seeks special Rs 5,495 crore grant


New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS): In the wake of Karnataka facing a severe resource crunch due the Covid pandemic, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Thursday urged the Centre to accept the 14th Finance Commission's recommendation for a special grant of Rs 5,495 crore to the state on account of reduced devolution.

Yediyurappa, who is in New Delhi to take part in the bhoomi pujan (ground breaking ceremony) of the Karnaktaka Bhavan, called on Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and asked her to accept the recommendation made by the 14th Finance Commission.


B S Yediyurappa (left) and Nirmala Sitharaman

In a memorandum submitted to Sitharaman, he said that the state had received only Rs 869.40 crore as a performance grant against recommendation of Rs 2,100.25 crore to urban and rural local bodies.

He also requested that a balance amount of Rs 1,230.85 crore be released.

Extending his gratitude for timely release of funds under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme, Yediyurappa sought early release of outstanding material dues of nearly Rs 665.09 crore and unskilled wage dues of Rs 54.65 crore.

He also appealed to the Union government to notify an additional 50 days under the scheme as Karnataka was facing an unprecedented situation.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 18 2020

    The FM should have been informed that she is occupied position because of Karnataka state. She must clear our old dues first.Being state representative and holding position we need justice and not favour. No doubt she is FM of India but charity begins at home

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  • Anilkumar, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 18 2020

    This is very similar to giving loans by bank to businessmen who will not be able to repay. Another official avenue for creating NPA in Central Govt Khazaana which already getting emptied. And BJP will definitely consider the request because it comes from BJP state. End result will be the country will go bankrupt with such requests. Finally common man will be taxed to get the NPA back to track.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Fri, Sep 18 2020

    Yediyurappa is broke.

    The state is broke.

    Sithamma is not releasing the GST share.

    Will the state send all its babus home?

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