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19,833 CR Supplementary Budget

Bhubaneswar: Amid uproar by Opposition members, Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari on Wednesday tabled the Supplementary Budget Rs 19,833 crore for 2021-22 in the Legislative Assembly. Last year, the Supplementary Budget outlay was Rs 11,200 crore.

Out of the total supplementary provision, lion share of Rs 13,568 crore has been allocated towards programme expenditure (schemes and infrastructure projects), Rs 4,577 crore towards administrative expenditure (salary and pension), Rs 1,682 crore towards disaster management funds and Rs 6 crore towards transfer to local bodies (panchayati raj institutions and urban local bodies).

The provision of Rs 13,568 crore has been made under Programme Expenditure is to be financed by tied up resources to the extent of Rs 6,137 crore, and through additional collection of own revenue to the extent of Rs 7,431 crore, an official said.

Higher collection from the mining sector is the primary contributor to higher State’s own revenue, admitted the official.

The administrative expenditure of Rs 2000 crore is provided towards transfer to the Consolidated Sinking Fund for amortization of loan as part of the counter-cyclical fiscal policy. Rs 241.35 crore is provided towards ‘Repair and Maintenance of roads & bridges while Rs 132.30 crore is provided towards grants to different Universities under Higher Education Department.

Similarly, Rs 20.03 crore is provided towards Medical College, Puri; Rs 15.57 crore for Atithi Teachers and Rs 5.25 crore for Ashram School; Rs 12.28 crore towards Special Educational Infrastructure; Rs 5 crore is provided towards conduct of examination by OSSC and Rs 8.40 crore to conduct of Zilla Parishad Election.

Additional provision of Rs 1,682.40 crore is proposed in the Supplementary Statement of Expenditure, 2021-22 against the differential year-end balance available as on March 31, 2021 in State Disaster Risk Management Fund.

The Government has allotted Rs 5.97 crore towards transfer to PRIs as per 4th/5th SFC award in the Budget.

Under the Programme Expenditure, Rs 2,147 crore has been allocated for irrigation facility, farmers’ welfare and food security; Rs 584.92 crore for social security measures; Rs 2,038.16 crore for public health care; Rs 253.07 crore for empowerment of women and child development; and Rs 134.51 crore for ST & SC Development and Minority & Backward Class Welfare initiatives.

Similarly, Rs 1,311.17 crore is allocated for education, sports and skill development sector in the State while Rs 3,911.81 crore is provided for rural housing, wage employment, provision of drinking water and rural infrastructure.

While Rs 22.53 crore has been provided for urban development, Rs 2,505.10 crore has been given for Infrastructure, Energy, IT and R&D sectors and Rs 114.93 crore for promotion of culture and tourism.  

In terms of allocation of various Departments, highest amount of Rs 3624 crore has been given to Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Department, followed by Finance (Rs 2,519 crore), Energy (Rs 2,143 crore), Health (Rs 2,310 crore) Disaster Management (Rs 1,684 crore), School and Mass Education (Rs 1,605 crore) and Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare (Rs 1,141 crore).