Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance Minister Sashi Bhushan Behera today presented Vote-on-Account grant of Rs 56,921 crore for the first four months of the financial year 2019-20
“Odisha has been able to achieve better economic growth of 8% against the national growth rate of 7.1%”, Behera said.
The government is working on its 3T formula to ensure better governance. The government has got success in doubling farmers’ income.
The Finance minister said Rs 200 has been hiked for social security pension and free health care is being provided to poor under Biju Swasthya Kalayan Yojana. Four new medical colleges have been established and seat in three medical colleges have been increased, the minister said.
- Emphasis laid on KALIA yojana as the minister allocated 4461 crore. Rs 800 crore for minimising interest rate for farm loan.
- Rs 1028 allocated for Re 1 rice scheme. Rs 400 crore for Ama Gaan Ama Vikash-PEETHA programme.
- The government allocated 357 crore for construction of embankment. Rs 410 crore for development of rail project in Odisha.
- Rs 1777 allocated for Parvati Giri Mega Lift irrigation in budget. Rs 2935 crore provided for Rural Water Supply -BASUDHA Scheme.
- Rs 533 crore for electric sub-station of 33/11 kv.Rs 2120 crore Madhubabu Pension Yojana, Rs 301 crore for Mission Shakti, Rs 500 crore for Biju Setu Yojana.
- Rs 205 crore provided for Biju Yuva Bahini.Rs 1300 crore for road development. Rs 300 crore for establishment of Adarsha Vidyalaya.
- Rs 2000 crore has been earmarked for diaster management fund. Rs 25,550 croe has been allocated for salary and remuneration in administrative expenditure.
- Rs 13,330 crore for pensionRs 6,500 crore for loan recovery and Rs 4880 for maintianance and Capital expense.
“We are close to achieve the irrigation target of 10 lakh hectares & it will be achieved by April 1, 2019,” Odisha Finance Minister Shashi Bhusan Behera in budget speech.