Odisha Finance Minister presents Rs 1,39,000cr Budget for 2019-20

Bhubaneswar: Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari on Friday presented the annual Budget of Odisha for 2019-20 financial year in the State Assembly here estimating a total outlay of Rs 1, 39,000 crore.

Odisha’s economy is expected to grow at the rate of 8.35% in 2018-19 surpassing all India growth rate of 7.2%, said the Finance Minister while presenting the annual budget.

The Administrative Expenditure is estimated at Rs 57,310 crore including salaries, pension, interest payment and maintenance of capital assets, while the Programme Expenditure is estimated at Rs 74,600 crore.

The Minister also presented an Agriculture Budget for 2019-20 financial year with an allocation of Rs 20,714 crore .

Budget Highlights:

Agriculture:

  • Allocation of Rs 20,714 crore to Agriculture and allied activities. It is 23.5% more than the previous year, and 14.9% of the total outlay proposed to be provided in the Budget Estimates for 2019-20.
  • An outlay of Rs 5,611 crore under the scheme Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) to 75 lakh farmers.
  • Rs 800 crore has been provided towards Interest Subvention on crop loans to Co-operative as well as Commercial Banks.
  • Rs 182 crore provided for popularization of agricultural implements/ equipments.
  • Rs 260 crore for Corpus Fund for procurement and distribution of quality seeds and fertilizers to the farmers.

Irrigation:

  • Total allocation for irrigation sector is Rs 9,713 crore.
  • A sum of Rs 1,777 crore has been allocated for Parbati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation Scheme.
  • An outlay of Rs 1,861 crore has been provided in 2019-20 for eight on-going AIBP Projects for which funding has been tied up from Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF) under NABARD.
  • An outlay of Rs 334 crore has been provided for construction of check dams under Mukhya Mantri Adibandha Tiyari Yojana – MATY.
  • Rs 540 crore is provided for Deep Bore Well Scheme, Rs 420 crore under Biju Krushak Vikas Yojana for community lift irrigation projects.
  • To minimize conveyance loss in canals, a sum of Rs 210 crore is being proposed under Canal Lining and System Rehabilitation Programme (CLSRP) to complete canal lining work
  • A sum of Rs 1565 crore allocated for Water Sector Infrastructure Development Programme (WSIDP).

Social security measures:

  • A sum of Rs 4,427 crore is allocated for social security measures.
  • Provision of Rs 2120 crore is provided under Madhubabu Pension Yojana and Rs 838 crore for National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) for Old Age, Widow and Disability Pensions at the enhanced rate of 1500 per month for beneficiaries below 80 years of age and @ Rs 700 per month for beneficiaries above 80 years of age. About 48 lakh beneficiaries are covered under the scheme.
  • Rs 1,201 crore is provided towards the material component of MGNREGA as wage component is directly transferred to the beneficiaries through DBT.

Food security:

    • Rs 1028 crore is provided for distribution of Rs 1/- per kg rice . Under the State Food Security Scheme, 23 lakh additional beneficiaries are provided 5 Kg rice per month per beneficiary at the rate of Rs 1 per Kg under the Scheme.

Health:

  • A total sum of Rs 6,783 crore is allocated for public health care.
  • Rs 1,203 crore is provided under the scheme Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana for free medical facilities with coverage upto Rs 5 lakh for family in case of male member and up to Rs 7 lakh for family in case of female beneficiaries.
  • Rs 578 crore under Mukhyamantri Swasthya Seva Mission for building health infrastructure and services.
  • Rs 1, 323 core is provided for National Health Mission

Women Empowerment:

  • A total sum of Rs 2,442 crore is allocated for empowerment of women.
  • Provision of Rs 305 crore is made under the Maternity Benefit Programme “MAMATA” scheme for the year 2019-20.
  • Rs 1,036 crore is also provided under Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP).
  • Rs 301 crore under the scheme Mukhyamantri Mahila Sashaktikarana Yojana towards financial assistance and other support to Women Self Help Groups and their federations under Mission Shakti.
  • Rs 130 crore for construction of Mission Shakti Gruha at Gram Panchayat level.

SC/ST Development:

  • Total Rs 3,760 crore allocated under Tribal Sub-Component and SC Sub-Component.
  • Rs 226 crore for construction of hostels for ST girls and urban hostel complexes under the scheme AKANKSHYA.
  • Rs 959 crore for pre-matric and post-matric scholarships.

Education and Skill Development:

  • Total Rs 19,492 crore allocated for education and skill development sector.
  • Rs 2,550 crore is provided for Samagra Sikshya and Rs 844 crore for Mid-day Meal Scheme all of which will have a State share of 40 per cent.
  • Rs 300 crore is provided under Odisha Marsha Vidyalaya to meet the establishment and running the schools.
  • Allocation for Rs 239 crore is made under the Gangadhar Meher Sikhya Manakbrudhi Yojana (GMSMY) to provide school bags to all children from Class-I to V, free textbooks and school uniform including shoes to all children from Class-1 to VIII and free bicycles to all students reading in Class-IX of Government and Government aided schools, Sanskrit Tots, and Madrasas.
  • A sum of Rs 140 crore is provided under Mo School Abhiyan for infrastructure development of schools. The Government will provide twice the amount donated by any person for various purposes such as science laboratory, library, sports, etc.
  • A sum of Rs 190 crore is proposed for infrastructure development of Technological Universities and Engineering Colleges, Engineering Schools and Polytechnics and it is.
  • Provision of Rs 100 crore under the ADB assisted Odisha Skill Development Project to bring up a World Skill Centre in Odisha and upgrade the ITIs and Polytechnics along-with advanced Skill Training Centres.
  • Rs 15 crore has been allocated for Odia University at Satyabadi.

Rural Development:

  • Total allocation of Rs 20,824 crore for Rural Development.
  • Rs 4,820 crore is provided for rural housing through the convergence of PMAY Gramin and Biju Pucca Ghar.
  • Rs 2900 crore allocated for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) for construction of rural roads.
  • Rs 2,500 crore for the rural component of Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • Rs 400 crore is provided for “Ama Gaon Ama Bikas” which includes creating awareness about different Government initiatives under Peoples Empowerment Enabling Transparency and Enhancing Accountability on Odisha Initiatives (PEETHA).
  • Rs 540 crore allocated under Gopabandhu Grameen Yojana for Bijli, Sadak, Pani.

Urban Development:

    • Total allocation of Rs 5,579 crore for Urban Development.
    • Rs 370 crore is provided under the new scheme Urban Transformation Initiative (UNNATI) for improvement of urban infrastructure.
    • Provision of Rs 400 crore for Urban Housing.
    • Provision of Rs 385 crore under BASUDHA (Urban) Scheme for urban piped water supply.
    • Rs 300 crore for the urban component of the Swachh Bharat Mission
    • Rs 250 crore is provided under the CSS AMRUT and Rs 52 crore for National Urban Livelihood Mission.
    • Rs 400 crore for Smart City Mission for development of Bhubaneswar and Rourkela Smart City.
    • To transform the slums into liveable habitats with all the necessary infrastructures, services and amenities, Rs 100 crore provided under “JAGA Mission”.

Industrial investment

  • Rs 237 crore allocated for the development of industries sector and attracting investment.
  • Technological platforms like GO SWIFT, GO SMILE, GO PLUS, GO CARE as a part of Ease of Doing Business.
  • An outlay of Rs 183 crore is made for Handloom, handicrafts, sericulture and textile sector and Rs 192 crore is provided for MSME sector.
  • Allocation of Rs 122 crore for the mining sector.

Drinking Water:

    • Total investment for piped drinking water more than Rs 5,000 crore.
    • Proposal of an outlay of Rs 2,740 crore for rural piped water supply and Rs 385 crore for urban piped water supply under BASUDHA.
    • Rs 500 crore is proposed to be provided under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP).
    • Off-budget resources like DMF, OMBADC and State Finance Commission grants are employed in convergence mode for piped water supply.

In the budget, the outlay for Disaster Response Funds has been estimated at Rs 4,600 crore.

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