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.

OB Bureau

Leave a Comment

Recent Posts

IIT-Bhubaneswar To Conduct Indo-USA Short-Term Online Course From Jan 21; Check Details

Bhubaneswar: IIT-Bhubaneswar will conduct an Indo-USA online short-term course on ‘Application of Machine Learning to… Read More

20 mins ago

Engineer To Contest In Odisha Panchayat Polls; Know Why He Quit His Job

Sambalpur: Among those who have filed nomination papers for the upcoming panchayat polls in Odisha… Read More

27 mins ago

4 Senior Citizens Of Bhubaneswar Among 7 More COVID Casualties In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Seven more COVID-19 patients in Odisha have succumbed to the deadly disease, the Health… Read More

30 mins ago

Positivity Rate Drops By 3% As Odisha Reports 10368 Fresh COVID Cases

Bhubaneswar: Odisha saw a 3 per cent drop in the test positivity rate (TPR) on… Read More

44 mins ago

On Republic Day, BSF To Launch Boat Ambulance In Maoist-Hit Malkangiri In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Border Security Force (BSF) will launch an ambulance-on-boat for villagers in Swabhimaan Anchal… Read More

58 mins ago

Explainer: 5G, Radio Altimeters & Flight Safety

New Delhi: Major US airlines including American, Delta, United and Southwest are concerned. Several foreign… Read More

2 hours ago