Karnataka completed a tumultuous six months in office on Monday, a period marked by tariff rate hikes, clashes with the central government, and four city-wide and two state-wide bandhs over transport issues and Cauvery water disputes.
Early on in power, the government had implemented the Congress’ five tall pre-poll promises, for which Chief Minister Siddaramaiah congratulated the regime, saying the guarantees have directly impacted people’s lives.
“We have been steadfast in our commitment to empower the people of Karnataka and craft a sustainable and progressive future for our state.
Our governance model, the New Karnataka Model, is a testament to this commitment,” he said.
The government has so far released Rs 11,200 crore to women heads of low income families under its Gruha Lakshmi scheme, added the CM. State transport buses, he said, have issued free tickets worth Rs 2303 crore ferrying women at no cost across the state under the Shakti scheme so far.