Odisha Finance Minister tables Rs 19,833-cr Supplementary Budget in House
Bhubaneswar: Amid ruckus by Opposition members, Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari today presented the Supplementary Budget of Rs 19,833 crore for 2021-22 in the State Assembly.
Pujari tabled the Supplementary Statement of Expenditure for 2021-22 in the House for discussion. As Opposition members created pandemonium in the House, debate could not be held in the House. Unable to run the House, Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro adjourned the proceedings till 10:30 AM tomorrow.
Out of the Rs 19,833 crore supplementary provision, Rs 13,568 will be allocated towards Programme Expenditure, Rs 4,577 crore towards Administrative Expenditure, Rs 1682 crore for Disaster Response Funds and Rs 6 crore for Transfers from State.
A total of Rs 2,147 crore has been allocated for irrigation facility, farmers’ welfare and food security whereas Rs 584.92 crore is allocated for social security measures.
The State Finance Minister proposed allocation of a total Rs 2,038.16 crore for public health care.
A total of Rs 253.07 crore is allocated for Empowerment of Women and Child Development.
Emphasis will be on the Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Department as the Finance Minister allocated Rs 3,624 crore in the Supplementary Budget.
Pujari allocated Rs 3,911.81 crore for rural housing, wage employment, provision of drinking water and rural infrastructure.
The Supplementary Budget is necessitated to meet the additional requirement of funds for completion of the important ongoing projects under state sector. This will also help for funds towards post Budget announcements like packages related to COVID victims, financial support to different category of people.
It will also have provision for the additional requirement for the ongoing Central Sector and Centrally-sponsored schemes and new schemes launched by the Government of India, recoupment of advance taken from the Odisha Contingency Fund and accounting adjustment under different demands.
The Budget Estimate for 2021-22 is Rs 1,70,000 crore as proposed by the Finance Minister in the State Assembly in February this year.