Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari tables supplementary budget of Rs 11,200 crore

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari on Friday tabeled a supplementary budget of Rs 11,200 crore for the financial year 2020-21 on the first day of the Winter Session of the State Assembly.

The supplementary budget of Rs 11,200 crore comprises of Rs 2,273 crore towards administrative expenditure, Rs 7,438 crore towards programme expenditure, Rs 1,484 crore towards disaster management funds and Rs 5 crore towards transfer to local bodies.

“In spite of the impact of the pandemic on the economy and resources, the State would try to adhere to all prudent fiscal management parameters envisaged in FRBM Act without compromising on the priority sector expenditure as well as expenditure to save lives and livelihoods of the people,” said the Finance Minister.

A total of Rs 1627 crore has been allocated for public health care, he added.

Rs 100 crore has been allocated for infrastructure development for medical colleges and primary and secondary health institution under Mukhya Mantri Swasthya Seva Mission.

Rs 409 crore has been allocated for strengthening ancillary services in health sector, which include Rs 305 crore for medical equipments and Rs 104 crore for NIRMAL.

Rs 412 crore has been allocated for Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, which include Rs 330 crore towards medicine, Rs 51 crore for emergency ambulance service and Rs 30 crore for Odisha State Treatment Fund.

The Winter Session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly began today with adherence to the Covid-19 guidelines.

The 40-day session will continue till December 31. It shall function for four and a half hours daily. There will be no question hour in the Winter Session, sources said .

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