Staff Correspondent

‘Government not keeping its promise'

Rs. 5,138 cr. was allocated for various works

Rs. 1,068.35 cr. spent on development works

HUBLI: The extent of implementation of the budget announcements made by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa during 2009-10 raises doubts about the financial position of the State, Janata Dal (Secular) spokesperson Y.S.V. Datta said.

‘Poor performance'

Addressing presspersons here, Mr. Datta said while Mr. Yeddyurappa had announced allocation of Rs. 5,138 crore in 2009-10 Budget, ultimately only Rs. 1,068.35 crore had been spent for various works.

He said the Action Taken Report on Budget 2009-10 had revealed that there was an achievement of only 20.8 per cent.

While the Chief Minister had announced Rs. 150 crore towards bank loans for farmers at a rate of 3 per cent interest, only Rs. 38.73 crore had been released.

Similarly, the Chief Minister Yeddyurappa had announced Rs. 764 crore for tank development, and only Rs. 50 crore was released, he said.

Mr. Datta said the BJP Government had been speaking a lot about the welfare of the backward communities and so far announced allocations of Rs. 4,307 crore.

However, in the last two years only Rs. 600 crore had been released. Similarly, as per the announcements made by the Chief Minister, he should have released Rs. 60 crore to various religious institutions. But only Rs. 6.5 crore has been released, he said.

‘Three diseases'

Mr. Datta said, “The BJP Government is suffering from three diseases — diarrhoea of assurances, constipation of implementation and economic anaemia. Such is the financial crisis that in the last two years it has borrowed Rs. 85,000 crore.”