Finance Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha presented a Supplementary Budget of Rs 28,200 crore in the Odisha Assembly on Friday.
The Minister said the Supplementary Budget is aimed at fulfilling the requirement of funds for public welfare and developmental activities in the State mainly through reallocation of available resources and receipt of tied-up resources from various sources.
The Annual Budget for year 2023-24 had been presented in February this year with an allocation of Rs 2,30,000 crore.
The supplementary provision of Rs 28,200 crore comprises Rs 2,864 crore towards administrative expenditure, Rs 4,664 crore towards disaster management funds, Rs 572 crore towards transfer to local bodies and Rs 20,100 crore towards programme expenditure.
An additional sum of Rs 3651 crores for education, sports and skill development sector, Rs.1554 crores for social security and Mission Shakti, Rs 1262 crores for energy, IT, commerce, transport and R&D sectors taken together, Rs 1136 crore for ST & SC Development and Minority & Backward Class Welfare, Rs 862 crore for public health care, Rs 2091 crore for irrigation facility, farmers’ welfare and food security have been provided in the supplementary budget.
While Rs 210 crore has been allocated for metro rail project, Rs 1302 crore has been provisioned for Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha. Rs.556 crore has been allocated for Location Accessible Multi-modal Initiative (LACCMI) scheme, Rs 110 crore for Mukhyamantri Chhatra Chhatri Paridhana Yojana, Rs 5 crore for NANO UNICORN, Rs 15 crore for minority marriage assistance, Rs 14 crore for operation and management of block level bus stands.
Besides, Rs 250 crore has been allocated for Ekamra plan, Rs 100 crore for smart city and Rs 300 crore for youth development.
The state government has provisioned a sum of Rs 196 crore for conduct of elections including police arrangement.