Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari Monday offered the state Price range for 2021-22, with a thrust on agriculture, healthcare, industries, livelihood and heritage and tourism improvement.
“We suggest a bigger budgetary outlay of Rs.1,70,000 crore for 2021-22 which incorporates an outlay of Rs 85,000 crore for administrative expenditure, Rs 75,000 crore for programme expenditure, Rs 3,050 crore for Catastrophe Response, and Rs 6,950 crore for switch to native our bodies and improvement authorities. Moreover, we suggest to take a position about Rs 8,000 crore from off-budget sources like OMBADC, DMF, State PSUs and so on to complement the budgetary outlay. The capital outlay in 2021-22 is Rs 25,788 crore, which is about 4.Four per cent of GSDP,” Pujari mentioned in his funds speech.
The funds for 2021-22 was offered via the Nationwide e-Vidhan Software. Pujari mentioned the initiative would scale back printing of about 1.5 crore pages of paper and save about 2,000 giant timber.
The whole funding for Agriculture and Allied sector from budgetary and off-budget sources can be about Rs 20,000 crore, Pujari mentioned, emphasising that this sector contributes round 21 per cent to the Gross State Worth Added as per the advance estimates of 2020-21.
With a sum of Rs 9,164 crore, the general public healthcare sector noticed a leap of 19 per cent budgetary allocation. “The outbreak of the pandemic and its administration affirm our perception that offering state-of-the-art healthcare services and conserving a workforce of medical professionals and skilled well being employees all the time in a state of readiness to cope with such unprecedented public well being emergencies,” Pujari mentioned.
With particular emphasis on MSMEs this 12 months, Rs 465 crore has been allotted to advertise the sector, a leap of 86 per cent in allocation over the earlier 12 months. A particular Covid package deal of round Rs 289 crore to help MSMEs within the wake of the pandemic’s affect was already in place.
To handle misery migration from affected blocks within the state amid the pandemic, a corpus fund of Rs 500 crore has been allotted to facilitate well timed cost of wages beneath MGNREGA.
Heritage Conservation and Tourism improvement has additionally obtained a significant increase with a 25 per cent enhance within the allocation to tourism division.