Bhubaneswar: The total loan burden on Odisha government has reached Rs 76421.41 crore by the end of July while per capita debt burden has stood at Rs 16,451 , Finance Minister Sashi Bhushan Behera told Odisha Assembly today.
In his reply to a question raised by BJP’s Dilip Ray, Behera further said the debt burden on the government stands at Rs 36430.54 crore by the end of 2008-09 while it went up to Rs 39136.91 crore in 2010-11. The loan burden further increased to Rs 73864.66 crore by 2017-18, the minister added.
The government had earlier informed that the loan burden was Rs 3870.84 in 1989-90 and Rs 7957.86 crore in 1994-95. The burden reached Rs 18100.78 crore in 1999-2000, the government had told Assembly earlier.