Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike: Revised Budget Estimates for 2019-20 and Budget Estimates for 2020-2021

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on 20 April, 2020 presented a budget of Rs10,895.84 crore for the fiscal year 2020-21, a 54.16% rise from last year’s Rs7,067.86 crore budget (revised estimate). L. Srinivas, chairman of the taxation and finance committee presented the budget through video conferencing, the first in the city civic body’s history, which was streamed live to other zonal offices to maintain social distancing and lockdown norms.The corporation has allocated Rs999 crore for solid waste management. Waste management in Bengaluru is a huge issue due to lack of proper recycling and garbage processing facilities.Following its pattern, the budget allocates Rs310.33 crores for the city’s drying up, encroaching and cleaning up of toxic lakes.