GST hits hard on works of Bahubali Mastakabhisheka

DH News Service,, 11-10-2017 11:21:18

Write Comment     |     E-Mail To a Friend     |     Facebook     |     Twitter     |     Print

GST hits hard on works of Bahubali Mastakabhisheka

Committee will be shelling out a hughe amount of Rs 12-15 crore as tax

With the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the Bahubali Mahamastakabhisheka Committee is in a fix as it has to shell out Rs 12 crore as GST, out of Rs 175 crore funds released by the state government, for the preparations for festival scheduled to be held in February 2018.

This is sure to have an impact on the development works. The construction of 12 satellite towns, to provide accommodation to the devotees visiting Shravanabelagola for the mastakabhisheka, taken up at a cost of Rs 75 crore has been handed over to Karnataka Road Development Corporation. Out of this, Rs 10.39 crore has to be paid as GST.

Similarly, Rs 38.80 lakh has to be paid as GST out of Rs 3.24 crore funds allocated for the development of KSRTC bus stand; Rs 24 lakh out of Rs 11.25 crore for construction of an attic; Rs 25 lakh out of Rs 15 crore sanctioned for Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Board; Rs 1.20 lakh out of Rs 12 crore allocated to the Zilla Panchayat to take up various works.


The state government had issued an order, sanctioning funds for the mahotsava on June 12, 2017, when GST was not in place. While the authorities are complaining that the available funds are insufficient to meet the expenses, a considerable amount has to be paid as GST, which will affect the development works. The efforts made by the authorities concerned, seeking additional funds from the Centre has not yielded any results.

Speaking to DH, Mastakabhisheka Mahotsava Special Officer Varaprasad Reddy said, "The Centre has slashed taxes for various items after a meeting held recently, but there is no clear information. The Road Development Corporation is in contact with the department of Commercial Taxes. Cement, sanitary materials used for toilets, iron, come under 28% slab."

District in-charge Minister A Manju said, when the government released funds, GST was not in force. "Now, Rs 12 crore to Rs 15 crore has to be paid as GST, which will affect the ongoing works. I will meet Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and explain the problems to him. I will seek an additional Rs 25 crore. I will also visit New Delhi after October 15 and submit a proposal, seeking funds again,” Manju said.

Write your Comments on this Article
Your Name
Native Place / Place of Residence
Your E-mail
Your Comment   You have characters left.
Security Validation
Enter the characters in the image above
Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.
Please note that under 66A of the IT Act, sending offensive or menacing messages through electronic communication service and sending false messages to cheat, mislead or deceive people or to cause annoyance to them is punishable. It is obligatory on to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request. Hence, sending offensive comments using will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.
Similarly, reserves the right to edit / block / delete the messages without notice any content received from readers.

Watch Full Video:Inauguration Udupi of Diocese
View More

Veez Konkani Illustrated - Weekly e-MagazineVeez Konkani Illustrated - Weekly e-Magazine
Month’s MindMonth’s Mind
Mount Rosary Church Annoucement for the weekMount Rosary Church Annoucement for the week
Rozaricho Gaanch Easter 2018Rozaricho Gaanch Easter 2018
Milarchi Lara - Issue April - 2018Milarchi Lara - Issue April - 2018
Delite Caterers and Delite Event ManagementDelite Caterers and Delite Event Management
An appeal to Kemmannu Parishioners, Friends and Well Wishers:


An appeal to Kemmannu Parishioners, Friends and Well Wishers:<P> <Center>[Comments]</P> </Center>
Read online Uzvaad:<font color=red> Read online Uzvaad</font color=red>:
Visit Axis Bank Now open in Kallianpura, SanthekatteVisit Axis Bank Now open in Kallianpura, Santhekatte
For all your travel needs contact Sequeira TouristFor all your travel needs contact Sequeira Tourist
Power Care Services, MoodubellePower Care Services, Moodubelle
Read Online RaknnoRead Online Raknno
Kemmannu Platinum Jubilee Souvenir – Amruth KaanikKemmannu Platinum Jubilee Souvenir – Amruth Kaanik
Udupi TodayUdupi Today
St. Alphonsa of India Face Book

Click here for Kemmannu Knn Facebook Link

Mangalorean Fertility Physician in New York


Mangalorean Fertility Physician in New York


For information, please email or contact Megi Zeku at 646-962-7499, prompt 3.



Thank you from Kemmannu.comContact for all your Travel, Tours and For Rent a Car

Contact Maria Travels  for all your Travel, Tours and For Rent a Car Mob: 9980889512 or 9819444307

Thanksgiving to St. Lawrance

Thanksgiving to St. Lawrance

Sponsored Albums