Odisha Finance Minister Presents Rs 19,833 Cr Supplementary Budget In Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari presented the Supplementary Budget 2012-22 in the Assembly on Wednesday amid opposition by the Opposition BJP and Congress.

Of the total budget of Rs 19,833 crore, the government has sanctioned Rs 3624 crore for Panchayati Raj Department, Rs 2,310 crore for health and Rs 2,143 crore for energy department.

The budget this time is Rs 7,833 bigger than the previous one when the amount is Rs 12,000 crore.

Pujari said the budget had been prepared keeping in view the needs and expectations of the people. The supplementary budget aims to fulfill the requirement of funds for public welfare and developmental activities in the state, he said in the Assembly.

The supplementary provision of Rs 13,568 crore under programme expenditure is to be financed by tied up resources to the extent of Rs 6,137 crore, and through additional collection of own revenue to the extent of Rs 7,431 crore.

A total of Rs 2,147 crore has been allocated for irrigation facility, farmers’ welfare and food security.

For Covid-19 assistance and supply of rice to BPL families, Rs 1105.18 crore has been provisioned and Rs 11.37 crore is provisioned for fair price shop automation.

A sum of Rs 584.92 crore has been allocated for social security measures.

A total sum of Rs 2,038.16 crore is allocated for public health care. Out of this, Rs 498.51 crore has been allocated for Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana and Rs 25.83 crore has been provisioned for KHUSHI-Distribution of sanitary napkins.

Total Rs 1,311.17 crore has been allocated for education, sports and skill development sector.

A total allocation of Rs 3,911.81 crore has been made for rural housing, wage employment, provision of drinking water and rural infrastructure.

The House, which had witnessed uproarious scenes on the first day over the issues of Mamita murder case and resignation of Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra, was adjourned till Thursday after the budge was tabled.

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