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In Karnataka Pre-Poll Budget, Free LPG, Farm Loan Waiver Are Highlights

Short by: NISHAN PUTHRAN 

In his pre-assembly election budget for 2018-19, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today announced schemes for universal health coverage, providing free LPG gas connections and mitigating miseries of dry land farmers.
The chief minister also said the implementation of the sixth pay commission for 5.93 lakh state government employees and 5.73 lakh pensioners would cost Rs 10,508 crore to the exchequer. 

Mr Siddaramaiah, who holds the finance portfolio, announced a scheme to waive loan of up to Rs one lakh taken by a farmer member from a primary agricultural credit cooperative society on his death.

A total budgetary allocation of Rs 6,645 crore has been made for the health and family welfare department.

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