Bhubaneswar: Finance Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha has allocated funds for various new initiatives of the Odisha government in the Supplementary Budget tabled in the Assembly today.
The state government has allocated Rs 1,302 crore for ‘Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha’ scheme, Rs 556 crore for Location Accessible Multi-Modal Initiative (LAccMI), Rs 153 crore for construction of additional classrooms in schools and Rs 110 crore for Mukhyamantri Chhatra Chhatri Paridhan Yojana.
Besides, the state government has proposed to spend Rs 210 crore for the metro rail project in Odisha capital, Rs 100 crore for augmentation of urban infrastructure, Rs 12 crore for Odisha Birth and Death Registration System (OBDRS) and Rs 21 crore for the welfare of drivers and workers in the state.
Similarly, the state government has planned to spend Rs 38 crore for providing support to victims of gender-related violence under Jagruti scheme, Rs 11 crore for the construction of a state-level centre for ICDS, Rs 5 crore for Chief Minister’s Research, Innovation and Fellowship scheme and Rs 5 crore for ‘Nano Unicorn’ scheme to provide incentives to young entrepreneurs.
The state government has also allocated Rs 15 crore for providing wedding assistance to minority communities, Rs 14 crore for repair and maintenance of bus stands at block headquarters, Rs 252 crore for augmenting internet facility to rural areas, Rs 9 crore for skilling the students of government engineering and polytechnic colleges and Rs 20 crore as working capital-revolving fund for Boyanika.