Bhubaneswar (Odisha): Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari on Monday presented welfare, development, investment and transformation-oriented annual budget for 2021-22 in the Odisha Legislative Assembly with an outlay of Rs 1,70,000 crores.
This year also the Budget was presented in two parts -"Agriculture Budget" and "General Budget". It was about 26 per cent more than the 2020-21 revised estimate budget. The uniqueness of this year's budget was in NeVA (National e- Vidhan Application) - A green initiative and a dedicated Odisha Budget Mobile App - Available in both Google Play Store and Apple App Store, according to the state government.
"The 2021-22 Budget focuses on the creation of transformative healthcare facilities, transformative infrastructures, agriculture, livelihoods, MSME and industrial sector, education, skills, sports, tourism, culture etc," said Pujari.
With an increase of about 19 per cent over the previous year, a total sum of Rs 9,164 crores is allocated for public health care in this year's State Budget.
Under WASH Initiatives (Water Access, Sanitation, and Hygiene), the state government will invest more than Rs 12,000 crores for piped drinking water from budget and off-budget sources.
Besides, Rs 17,469 crores has been allocated to agriculture and allied sector activities, in which an outlay of Rs 1,800 crores has been rationed under the state flagship 'Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA)' programme.
The Odisha government apportioned a provision of Rs 3,000 crores for the year 2021-22 with a target for the construction of another 5 lakh pucca houses through the convergence of PMAY-Gramin and Biju Pucca Ghar Schemes.
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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik congratulated the people involved in framing the Budget.
"It is a pro-people, pro-growth and transformative budget in our journey towards 'New Odisha -Empowered Odisha'. Most of the last year we lost in Covid lockdowns. From that scenario to the present, a holistic and fiscally prudent budget for Rs 1.76 lakh crores is nothing short of brilliant," Pattnaik said.
- MLALAD – Rs 441 Cr
- WODC – Rs 180 Cr
- Biju KBK – Rs 250 Cr
- SETU Yojana for Swabhiman Anchal– Rs 50 Cr
- Odisha language promotion – Rs 135 Cr
- Elephant corridor power infra improvement- Rs 120 Cr
- Biju Expressway– Rs 100 Cr
- Rs 912 Cr– Biju Setu Yojana
- PMGSY– Rs 2000 Cr
- Rs 100 Cr for improving airstrips in #Odisha
- Cuttack bus terminal- Rs 100 Cr
- Baramunda Bus Stand– Rs 100 Cr
MGNREGA–Rs 500 crore corpus fund to pay wage
- Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana–Rs 1270 crore
- New scheme MUKTA-Rs 200 crore for generating employment in urban areas
- Education and skill development–Rs 4,370 crore
- MDM–Rs 957 crore
- Mo school-Rs 253 crore
- A total sum of ₹9,164 crore is allocated for public health care with an increase of about 19% over the previous year.
- ₹1,353 crore provided under the scheme Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana for free Medical facilities with coverage up to ₹5 lakh per family in case of male members and up to ₹10 lakh per family in case of female beneficiaries.
- ₹3500 crore is proposed to convert SCB Medical College into “AIIMS Plus Institute” to provide world-class healthcare facilities over the next three years and ₹ 500 crore has been allocated for 2021-22.
- Provision of ₹1,572 crore made under Mukhyamantri Swasthya Seva Mission for building health infrastructure and services.
- ₹370 crore proposed for maintaining quality of sanitation, laundry, security, gardening & lift service in public health facilities under the Nirmal Scheme.
Drinking Water Supply
- A massive investment of ₹12,000 crore for piped drinking water supply projects across the State.
- Allocation of ₹17,469 crore to Agriculture and allied activities
- An outlay of ₹1,800 crore under the scheme Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA).
- ₹819 crore provided towards Interest Subvention on crop loans to Co-operative as well as Commercial Banks.
- ₹454 crore is proposed towards subsidy for capital investment for the establishment of Commercial Agri-enterprises and for the popularization of agricultural implements, equipment and diesel pump sets.
- ₹106 crore for the Odisha Millet Mission
- Outlay of ₹1,415 crore for the Fisheries & Animal Resources Development sector
- ₹137 crore proposed for the development of Brackish Water Aquaculture, Marine Fisheries, Intensive Aquaculture, and Inland Fisheries.