Karnataka 5 Guarantee Schemes will implement from this date

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Saturday that the first cabinet meeting has given approval in principle to implement the five guarantee schemes promised in the Congress party election manifesto. Karnataka 5 Guarantee Schemes will implement from this date.

The chief minister was addressing the media about the decisions taken in his first cabinet meeting after assuming office. It is estimated that Rs 1200 crore is required to implement Griha Jyoti scheme, to provide 200 Unit free powers to every household.

Rs 2000 per month will be transferred to the head woman of the family, 10 kg rice will be given under Anna Bhagya and Rs 3000/month will be given to unemployed graduates and Rs 1500 to diploma holders who have passed out during the current educational year for up to 2 years.

Women, who are residents of the State would be given free bus pass to travel in Government Buses, he informed. Guidelines are being worked out in detail and will be discussed in the next cabinet meeting, he said, adding that Cabinet has also decided to convene a legislature session from May 22 to 24, and the Budget will be presented in July. People can expect Guarantees can implement from after cabinet meeting.

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According to preliminary estimates, Rs 50,000 crore is required annually to fulfill the 5-guarantees, he said. Chief Minister also added that information about Indira canteen is also being sought and they would be started soon.

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